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NEWS · April 18, 2014

One More Day for Text Display

The Font Bureau Showing at Lesley University ends tomorrow evening, April 19 at 5pm.

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NEW TYPE, NEWS, WEB FONTS · April 9, 2014

Custer RE. A new Reading Edge typeface by David Berlow

David Berlow’s Custer RE is the latest addition to our Reading Edge (RE) series. This typeface is the tenth RE family and is available today at Webtype. Learn more about it on the Webtype Blog.

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NEWS, PARKER TYPE HISTORY · April 3, 2014

Mike Parker Tribute

In honor of Mike Parker, we present a tribute to honor his work and share stories from colleagues. With contributions from David Berlow, Roger Black, Matthew Carter, Frank Romano, Cherie Cone, and more.

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NEW TYPE, NEWS · April 2, 2014

Big Moore. A new display typeface by Matthew Carter

Today we announce Matthew Carter’s new typeface, Big Moore.

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BEHIND THE SCENES, NEWS, TYPE DESIGN · March 24, 2014

DISPLAY:TEXT Exhibition

On Wednesday, March 26th from 5:00–7:00 there will be an opening reception at Lesley University for our exhibit, DISPLAY:TEXT, followed by a public talk from Cyrus Highsmith.

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BEHIND THE SCENES, TYPE DESIGN · March 2, 2014

Finding Forma

Type designer David Jonathan Ross.


Forma is a neo-grotesk typeface by the Italian type foundry Nebiolo. It was designed in 1965–68 by a team of eight designers, spear-headed by Nebiolo’s art director, Aldo Novarese. This is the story of its revival.

Roger Black first saw Forma at the Nebiolo stand during the Drupa exhibition in 1977. He’s loved it ever since. To him it was the answer to monotonous Helvetica, which, by the mid-’70s, was already overly familiar and overused. Like Times Roman, it became “ground into the dirt by one-size-fits-all masters,” said Roger, when included ...

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PARKER TYPE HISTORY · February 26, 2014

Mike Parker Stories

We’d like to thank everyone for the support in recent days. We’ve already heard some great stories about Mike. In fact, most revolve around how much he himself loved to tell stories.

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NEWS · February 24, 2014

Remembering Mike Parker

I met Mike Parker in the late 90s, soon after I'd graduated from college. It was the dotcom era. My friends from school all got these amazing jobs making websites for hundreds of thousands of dollars a year. I had just started working at Font Bureau, making typefaces, for quite a bit less. But I didn't mind. This was an exciting time for me. I was living with my girlfriend in Cambridge, above the store where she worked. I took the train to get to the office. It was the beginning of my adult life.

Then one day ...

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COMPETITIONS, NEWS · February 17, 2014

Morisawa Competition 2014

The Morisawa Type Design Competition returns this year and Font Bureau is pleased to be partner. This will be the ninth occasion since Morisawa’s first international contest in 1984, marking its 30th anniversary.

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NEW TYPE, NEWS · December 12, 2013

New Release: Icebox

Frozen water, in the right hands, can be extraordinary. Next time you’re sitting in front of an expert bartender, don't be surprised when she reaches for a club and chisel. A carefully carved chunk of ice can withstand more than one pour of a straight spirit, become infused and round slowly with the night. After your last sip, the seasoned ice remains.

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