With the availability of free fonts often created with very little knowledge of typography, the appreciation of a well-designed typeface is at risk of being lost. While type design and the use of type has changed with the advent of the computer, “fonts don’t just appear out of Microsoft Word,” McDonald said. A real typography designer agonizes over the subtleties of each letter. McDonald said, “I’m not happy until it works beside every other character.”
This article describes McDonald's career and the history behind his Classic Grotesque typeface.