R. Hunter Middleton

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R. Hunter Middleton
Birth name Robert Hunter Middleton
Born May 6, 1898(1898-05-06)
Glasgow, Scotland
Died August 3, 1985(1985-08-03) (aged 87)
Chicago, Illinois
Field typography
Works Tempo, Radiant
Influenced by Douglas Crawford McMurtrie
Influenced Bruce Beck

Robert Hunter Middleton (May 6, 1898 – August 3, 1985) was an Scottish-American book designer, painter, and type designer.

Middleton was born in Glasgow, Scotland on May 6, 1898. He came to Chicago in 1908 where he studied at the School of the Art Institute.

He joined the design department of the Ludlow Typograph Company in 1923 and served as director of the department of typeface design from 1933–71. In 1944 he began operating a private press, The Cherryburn Press. He died in Chicago.[1]

Middleton died on August 3, 1985 from natural causes in his home in Chicago, Illinois, aged 87.

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  1. Friedl, Ott, and Stein, p. 382.