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NEW TYPE · March 29, 2005

New Font: Zingha by Xavier Dupré

March 29th Boston — Font Bureau, Inc. is proud to release Zingha, an original family from Xavier Dupré.

Zingha balances “French rhythm and American style” with pointed edges and slinking curves. Dupré drew the sharp and angular letterforms of Zingha to escape his days lettering “sweet and creamy” food packaging in Paris. Traditional roman capitals mix with a unique lowercase and entirely personal italic.

Zingha is engineering behind fashion. Features which are artful in display turn functional in the repetition of text. The family’s 14 styles. Features which are artful in display, turn functional in the repetition of text. The ...

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NEW TYPE · October 29, 2004

New Font: Farnham by Christian Schwartz

October 29th Boston — Font Bureau, Inc. is proud to release Farnham, a transitional family from Christian Schwartz inspired by Johann Fleischman.

In the late 1700’s, Baskerville, Fournier and Fleischman led a dynamic shift in the design of typefaces. Their designs link the oldstyles first cut by Augereau and Garamond to the true moderns of Didot and Bodoni. Johann Michael Fleischman was German, master punchcutter at the Enschedé Typefoundry in Haarlem. He used better tools on finer steel to obtain lighter strokes and sharper curves. His type sparkles on the page, mixing vertical and angled stress with a personal approach ...

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October 28, 2004

Font Bureau in 96

October 2004 — Senior Design Cyrus Highsmith and Matthew Carter are interviewed for Fontshop’s magazine 96, issue #6. Highsmith discusses his Amira and Prensa families while Carter reviews his illustrious career and explains why “traditionalism is of no use.”

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October 7, 2004

Font Bureau presents at Making Faces

October 7th New York — Font Bureau president David Berlow joined Type designers Matthew Carter, Tobias Frere-Jones, Jonathan Hoefler, Ken Barber, and Tal Leming at “Making Faces,” a round table typographic discussion hosted by Society of Publication Designers and FIT. David Matt of Men’s Journal moderated:

  • the difference between type founding and type design
  • which came first: foundries making large type families or designers demanding larger families?
  • how fonts are named
  • custom typography
  • how and when to involve a type designer into a design project
  • designing type for difficult printing conditions
  • the future of OpenType, 1400 ligatures?!
  • sneak previews of ...

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October 5, 2004

Cyrus Highsmith lectures at Northeastern University

October 2004 Boston — Senior Designer Cyrus Highsmith was invited to speak about typography and legibility to the journalism department, advocating clarity in design and visual hierarchy working in tandem with editorial content.

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October 4, 2004

Font Bureau in PAGE

October 2004 — Font Bureau is featured in German design magazine PAGE’s “Editorial Types” article.

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NEWS · September 30, 2004

Font Bureau presents at SNDSJ

September 30th – October 2nd, San Jose. Font Bureau General Manager Sam Berlow moderates “How Do You Choose Typography?” panel of leading designers Theo Fels of Danilo Black, Kristen Powell of Creative Circle, and Deborah Withey of The Virginia-Pilot at the annual gathering of Society of News Designers, hosted by the San Jose Mercury News. The panel compared their process, where they start and how they compare type catering to a newspapers’ readership.

Font Bureau founder Roger Black ...

Font Bureau’s Fall 2004 News Specimen was also unveiled, highlighting outstanding redesigns from our clients and previewing two upcoming Font Bureau families ...

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September 29, 2004

Font Bureau presents at Atypi

September 29th – October 3rd Prague — Font Bureau Designers (past and past alike) gather for the annual international typographic gathering Atypi. President David Berlow, JF Porchez, Gerard Unger, and John D. Berry present “Daily Type,” a lecture of newspaper typography. Senior Designer Cyrus Highsmith discusses revamping Rhode Island School of Design’s Typography I curriculum and participates in the education panel along with Erik van Blokland. Christian Schwartz profiles his “Accidental Typeface” commissioned for the Houston Chronicle.

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September 17, 2004

Cyrus Highsmith in USA Today

September 17th — Font Bureau Senior Designer Cyrus Highsmith is expert witness to Kevin Drinkard and Dave Moniz’ “Memos debate eclipses content” article in USA Today. Highsmith offered insight into the authenticity of debated presidential military records as the media discusses forensic typography.

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August 27, 2004

Font Bureau and Natural Health redesign in Dynamic Graphics

August 2004 — Danilo Black’s redesign of Natural Health was featured in Dynamic Graphics magazine as one of “15 Launches on Target.” Key to the revamp’s success are Font Bureau’s “rival siblings” sanserif Amira, which was created for the redesign, and serif Prensa families.

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