January 2, 2000 Boston — The Font Bureau, Inc., an independent digital type foundry, introduces its twenty-fifth retail font issue containing six typefacefamilies: Dispatch™, Eggwhite™, Grand Central™, Griffith Gothic™, Pennsylvania, and Pouty™. All are high quality and fully compatible PostScript® Type One fonts for Macintosh™ and Windows™.
In a quest for a comprehensive, contemporary and novel sans, Tobias Frere-Jones increases the range of Griffith Gothic™ with the new italic and condensed styles in this expansion. Designer Cyrus Highsmith scrambles typographic conventions with Eggwhite™, two playful styles exploring curves and horizontal weight distribution in this original display face. During his term in Pittsburgh, Christian Schwartz banged out Pennsylvania, a monospaced series for text and display based on the type on that state’s license plates. Cyrus Highsmith manufactures twelve additional widths and weights for his industrial-strength serif Dispatch™, making it even more versatile for text and display. Master calligrapher Michael Clark debuts Pouty™, an elegant classical cursive named after his daughter Jennifer. And finally, the grandeur of New York’s recently restored Beaux-Arts train station is recalled in Grand Central™, a revival by Tobias Frere-Jones.
PostScript is a registered trademark of Adobe Systems Inc.; Macintosh is a trademark of Apple Computer Inc.; Windows is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation. Spira and Dispatch are pending trademarks of The Font Bureau, Inc.; Interstate and FB Californian are trademarks of The Font Bureau, Inc.; Miller is a trademark of Carter & Cone Type, Inc. and The Font Bureau, Incorporated.