Originally born in Louisville, Kentucky, Andrew Meit has also lived in Ohio, Arizona, Texas, and Long Island. To enrich his creative life, He has studied in London and visited Mexico. He currently lives in Plantation, Florida.
In 1984, Andrew earned a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies with minors in Mathematics and Philosophy from Stetson University. He is a Martin Buber scholar and researches about the imagination. Besides creating art, he enjoys mastering Mathematica from Wolfram. As a life long learner he seeks out new tools, new subjects and new creative projects.
Andrew contends with various life long disabilities. He is legally blind, legally deaf, and has several learning problems. All of these disabilities stem from contracting Rubella from his mother. He has worked in and with the Independent Living Movement from the early 1980s to currently serving on the board of CILB. Through out his life Andrew has striven to turn his disabilities into well made art that inspires and celebrates beauty and truth.
Although mainly self-taught in calligraphy, drawing and design, Andrew formally studied at the Cleveland Art Institute. During the 1980s and beyond, he beta-tested and mastered many computer graphic design software and hardware tools such as Illustrator, FreeHand, Fontographer, Fontlab, and Photoshop. And the powerful Wacom graphics tablet. With the font editor Fontographer, he created the well known font GoodCity Modern (a version of the typeface used in Gutenberg’s bible) and Final Roman, a template font for type designers. Recently, after decades of work, Andrew produced a digital recreation of the first page of Genesis from the Gutenberg Bible.
Currently, Andrew Meit creates digital restoration of damaged famous documents or works of art. By using his talents and steady scholarship, these restorations allow everyone to enjoy once again the original beauty and craftsmanship of those works. Andrew Meit considers these restorations projects as his way of giving thanks to the original artist and to digitally preserve these works for generations to come.
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