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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.

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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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SEEN AND NOTED · October 17, 2013

Sign Painters Review

As far as type and lettering related movies go, I found myself enjoying this one most of all…

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NEW TYPE · August 7, 2013

New Fonts: Benton Sans Wide

Benton Sans, already the largest Font Bureau family, now boasts a full spectrum of widths from Extra Compressed to the new Benton Sans Wide. This makes a total of 80 styles — the 5 widths, each with 8 weights and corresponding italics. And that will make designers with complex typographic needs very happy. Combine this group with Benton Sans RE for small screen use, or pair it with Benton Modern as a serif companion, and there isn’t a typographic task too large, too small, or too complex that the comprehensive expanded family can’t handle.

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NEW TYPE · February 11, 2013

New Type: Savanna Script

On this Valentine’s week, we are pleased to announce another labor of love by our master of the calligraphic script, Richard Lipton. With typefaces like Avalon, Sloop, and Tangier, Lipton continually transforms the elegance of pen-on-paper into beautiful, functional fonts. His latest is Savanna Script.

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NEWS, SEEN AND NOTED · December 18, 2012

Ready for Liftoff: Le Jet

Just a few days after we released Serge, the fonts are already being used by the premier purveyor of personal propulsion, Le Jet! Peruse the dynamic online catalog of this retro-forward-thinking enterprise, revel in the clever copy rendered entirely in webfonts from Webtype, and (if you’re using a modern browser like IE 10, Chrome 22 or Firefox 4 or later) delight in the OpenType swash caps.

Can’t get enough of this ultra moderne technologie? Cyrus Highsmith is posting more of his original Le Jet graphics on his personal blog, Cyrumblr.


NEW TYPE, NEWS · November 28, 2012

New Type: Serge

We are delighted to introduce Cyrus Highsmith’s latest design in a simultaneous release for the desktop and web. Bonjour, Serge!

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NEW TYPE, NEWS · November 7, 2012

Quiosco: Now Available

Already available on newsstands everywhere, so to speak — Quiosco, designed by Cyrus Highsmith, is now part of our Retail library and available for licensing and download.

While initially conceived for newspaper text, Quiosco has also found gainful employment in a variety of magazines — Sports Illustrated, TV Guide, Outside, and The Hollywood Reporter, to name-drop just a few.

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NEWS, SKETCHES · October 12, 2012

cyrumblr

Want to see more sketches and funny letters? Check out my new blog, Cyrumblr. You can follow me there or get updates via twitter.