Gerard Unger (*1942) studied graphic design, typography, and type design at the renowned Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam until 1967. Since 1972 he has been designing stamps, coins, magazines, newspapers, books, logos, corporate designs, business reports, and has developed more than 20 typefaces including Swift, Capitolium, and Alverata. He is teaching at the University of Reading at the Department of Typography and Graphic Communication.From 2007 to 2012 he was professor for typography at Leiden University, Netherlands, where he received his PhD in 2013. He lectures frequently and has written about type design and typography. One of his publications is the book »While you’re reading«.