Charles Bigelow (type designer)

Charles Bigelow (type designer)
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Charles A. Bigelow (b. 1945, Detroit, Michigan) is a type historian, professor, and designer. Bigelow grew up in the Detroit suburbs and attended the Cranbrook School in Bloomfield Hills. He received a MacArthur Fellowship in 1982. Along with Kris Holmes, he is the co-creator of Lucida and Wingdings font families. He runs the Bigelow and Holmes foundry.

In mid-2006, Bigelow accepted the Melbert B. Cary Distinguished Professorship at Rochester Institute of Technology's School of Print Media.[1]


Designed fonts

  • Leviathan
  • Syntax Phonetic
  • Lucida
  • Apple Chicago
  • Apple Geneva
  • Wingdings



  • Macmillan, Neil. An A–Z of Type Designers. Yale University Press: 2006. ISBN 0-300-11151-7.

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