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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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NEW TYPE · September 8, 2008

New Font: ITC Franklin, the Definitive Revision by David Berlow

Font Bureau is pleased to announce the release of a major new typefaces from our drawing studio: David Berlow.

In 1902 American Type Founders’ release of Franklin Gothic introduced Morris Fuller Benton. In 1979 Victor Caruso, International Typeface Corporation, increased the series to four photocomp weights, Light, Medium, Bold and Black, all with italics. In 1991 David Berlow added Condensed, Compressed and Extra Compressed widths. Berlow has completed his definitive revision, a single new series, ITC Franklin.

48 Styles: Thin, Light, Medium, Bold, Black and Ultra in Compressed, Condensed,

Narrow and Normal widths. All ...

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NEWS · August 6, 2008

Notes from Type Camp Galiano

Just a couple pictures from TypeCamp today. I gave a lecture on being a typeface designer

and we handed out the specimen books. The campers loved ‘em.

—Dyana Weissman, Staff Designer

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INTERVIEWS · July 2, 2008

Cyrus Highsmith & Leslie Cabarga in Print Magazine

Cyrus Highsmith and Leslie Cabarga are among seven type designers that tell Print Magazine what it’s like to see their fonts in unexpected contexts.

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