From type designer and Applied Arts Magazine columnist Rod McDonald: “Canadian design pioneer Carl Dair FGDC, was born on this day 100 years ago in Welland, Ontario. Dair was a huge influence on many of Canada’s finest designers. He was also the designer of Cartier, Canada’s first Latin typeface, released in 1967, Canada’s centennial year. That same year his book Design with Type was selected as one of the 50 best books of the year by the AIGA. Dair died on September 28, 1967 on a flight back from New York where he had delivered a talk to the Type Directors Club.
“Happy birthday, Carl, and thanks!”