Type Network + Font Bureau

Font Bureau is a founding member of Type Network, a new model for type design, development, licensing, and use. Owned and operated by type designers, Type Network features a common catalog and shopping cart offering fonts from Font Bureau and other member foundries.

Font Bureau’s current licenses, with no changes to existing terms, are now served through Type Network.


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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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June 16, 2008

Love or Hate Sky Boxes, They Are Here to Stay

Sam Berlow, General Manager

I recently took my 12 and 15 year old to see the Celtics, and the only tickets left were in a sky box. The view was great, the seats were comfortable, we had a private bathroom, and food was good (for a sports arena). During the game we had this feeling of being disconnected. Sky boxes are set away from the crowd. We were in the crowd but not in the crowd, we could hear the cheering, but couldn’t feel the noise, we could see the action but couldn’t smell anything but the recycled ...

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NEWS · May 29, 2008

Type Camp Galiano

Ahhh, the weather in Boston is finally warming up, and I’m starting to think about my summer plans. What I’m most excited about is spending 5 days and nights on an idyllic island off the coast of British Columbia, getting some color into my pale New England skin. Whether it’s from swimming, hiking, or just relaxing in the Cascadian sun. And most importantly, talking and making type with other font fanatics. You can come too; I’m not just randomly bragging.

I’ll be co-instructing at Type Camp Galiano this year, and I can barely wait. Not ...

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INTERVIEWS · May 27, 2008

David Berlow Interviewed for The Boston Globe

From A to Z, font designer knows his type

“Unless you’re in the design or publishing industry, David Berlow won’t bother explaining his line of work to you.”

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NEWS · May 21, 2008

One-Line Type Specimens Third Edition

As previously mentioned here, Font Bureau was just on Martha’s Vineyard, without me. While discussing the future of fonts, I envisioned them sucking oyster juices from their type-designing fingers and munching on a particular kind of joy known as Humphrey’s sandwiches. Elsewhere, I was off-island in Wilmington, Massachussets at Kirkwood Printing on press check with my fifth cup of Dunkin Donuts coffee in hand. Font Bureau’s new One-Line Type Specimens Third Edition was chugging away on their 4-color Mitsubishi.

At hour 32 the nightshift pressman returned and asked Did you go home?

No, but your couch is ...

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INTERVIEWS · May 19, 2008

Cyrus Highsmith profiled in Atlantamagazine.com

”In the world of type design, Cyrus Highsmith is a star.” Check out his profile, the lettering he did for the magazine, and his fonts:



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BEHIND THE SCENES · May 13, 2008

Font Bureau Offsite on Martha’s Vineyard

The first weekend in May marks Font Bureau’s annual offsite meeting on Martha’s Vineyard.

It’s when our staff come together to reflect on the previous year, and plan for the year to come. OpenType was very much on the table, as well as upcoming font releases, marketing directions, and website initiatives. Good times and food were also present, even though sunny weather was not.

Quotable quotes:

”Around this time every year I hear from brides and mothers of brides.”
— Mark, when asked about tech support

”You can’t prevent people from doing what they want, but you ...

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