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INTERVIEWS · January 29, 2009

Speak Up Interview with Font Bureau’s Dyana Weissman

”With the increasing number of typefaces entering the market these days, more and more type designers are finally getting some of the recognition they deserve. In light of this, I thought it would be interesting to reach out to one of the younger designers over at the Font Bureau whose name might not be as well known (yet), and get some insights into her process, the industry and all things letter-centric.” Guest Editorial by Christian Palino

Read the interview on Speak Up with Dyana Weissman.

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NEWS · January 28, 2009

Font Specimens

Salve Regina Univeristy and the Rhode Island regional chapter of the AIGA have organized an exhibit called Font Specimens: A Collection of Fonts Provided by Font Bureau. I’ll also be giving a lecture at the university on Thursday, February 5.

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SKETCHES · January 6, 2009

a fine mess

Novia set with extreme negative leading by accident.


SKETCHES · December 18, 2008

I sing the letter electric


NEW TYPE · December 18, 2008

New Fonts: Zocalo, Whitman Display, and Benton Sans

Font Bureau announces the release of six new and expanded typefaces from our drawing studio: Whitman Display, Whitman, Benton Sans, Zócalo Text, Zócalo Banner and Zócalo Display.

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WHITMAN DISPLAY
Classical Traits with a Spartan Finish

Drawing inspiration from W.A. Dwiggins and Eric Gill, book designer Kent Lew blended classical design traits with a crisp, spartan finish to create the original Whitman. In 2004, Monica Moses saw even greater potential and commissioned headline styles for the Minneapolis Star Tribune, noting that “it’s intelligent-looking without being aloof, fussy, or snooty.” Expanded further for Fortune magazine and ...

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NEWS · December 3, 2008

On the Road

Talking about drawing…

I think Ben Shahn spoke for many artists and designers when he said, “I am a painter. I am not a lecturer about art nor a scholar of art. It is my chosen role to paint pictures, not to talk about them.”

But what artist or designer can resist the chance ramble on about their work?

I can’t. In October, I gave a talk at Design Fest 2008 in Guadalajara, México. Then in November, I spoke at Northeastern University in Boston. Same talk, different language. It was a nice break from routine.

Still, trying to express ...

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NEWS · November 11, 2008

Word and picture show!

I will do a lecture in Boston next week. Come check it out.

6pm Tuesday, November 18th

Raytheon Amphitheatre, Northeastern University


NEW TYPE · September 15, 2008

New Fonts: Benton Modern Display, Rocky & ITC Franklin

Font Bureau is pleased to announce the release of three new typefaces from our drawing studio: Benton Modern Display, Rocky & ITC Franklin!

BENTON MODERN DISPLAY
All Grown Up

Benton Modern Text was first prepared by Font Bureau for the Boston Globe and the Detroit Free Press. Design and proportions were taken from M.F. Benton’s turn-of-the-century Century Expanded, drawn for ATF, faithfully reviving this epoch-making magazine and news text roman. The italic was based on Century Schoolbook. These new display cuttings were prepared by Dyana Weissman and Richard Lipton.

36 Styles: Light, Regular, Semibold and Bold in Normal, Condensed ...

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NEW TYPE · September 10, 2008

New Font: Benton Modern Display, All Grown Up

Font Bureau is pleased to announce the release of a major new typefaces from our drawing studio: Benton Modern Display!

Benton Modern Text was first prepared by Font Bureau for the Boston Globe and the Detroit Free Press. Design and proportions were taken from M.F. Benton’s turn-of-the-century Century Expanded, drawn for ATF, faithfully reviving this epoch-making magazine and news text roman. The italic was based on Century Schoolbook. These new display cuttings were prepared by Dyana Weissman and Richard Lipton.

36 Styles: Light, Regular, Semibold and Bold in Normal, Condensed, Extra Condensed and Compressed widths. Black and Ultra ...

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NEW TYPE · September 9, 2008

New Font: Rocky, a Latin With Bodoni Proportions, or a Bodoni With Latin Serifs?

Font Bureau is pleased to announce the release of a major new typefaces from our drawing studio: Rocky!

For years Matthew Carter wondered why no Latins with Bodoni proportions had been developed, or why no Bodonis had Latin serifs. He solved this problem by drawing Rocky Regular and Bold with italics to fill the gap, then expanded the family with the aid of Richard Lipton. In publications, they provide a sharp spot of typographic “color” as signature headletter series for Roger Black’s redesign of the Rocky Mountain News.

40 Styles: Light, Regular, Medium, Bold, and Black in Compressed, Extra ...

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