Michael Harvey, a graphic designer and carver of international renown, has designed fonts for Ludlow (Zephyr), Monotype (Ellington, Strayhorn), Adobe (Mezz, Studz, Andreas, Conga Brava and Moonglow) and the Dutch Type Library (Unico). His typefaces have been extremely well received by the typographic and design communities. From 1993 to 2001, Michael was a visiting lecturer in the Department of Typography & Graphic Communication at the University of Reading. He is the author of several books on the lettering arts. In 2001, Michael was awarded the MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in 2001 for Services to Art.
Andy Benedek qualified as a metallurgist, worked in research and industry until he discovered the joy of letters. He was an early user of applications such as Fontographer and Illustrator for font creation and lettering, and has created numerous custom typefaces for corporate clients (Umbro, QZERO, Bowater, Lloyds Bank, Royal Free Hospital) and brand identities (Liptons teas, Gordons gin, Marlboro cigarettes), for magazines (Royal Academy of Arts, Elle, Marie Claire, Blueprint) and for newspapers (The Scotsman), and lettering, all under the banner of the Font Factory. As a freelance journalist, Andy has written extensively on hardware, software, typography and font creation.