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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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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July 28, 2004

Cyrus Highsmith’s “Design Hero”

July 28th, 2004 — Senior Designer Cyrus Highsmith, a frequent speaker on typographic education, remembers his early days at Font Bureau apprenticing under President David Berlow. His recollection was published on AIGA’s “Design Heroes” forum. Valuable lessons were learned, and sheep never looked the same afterwards.

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July 25, 2004

Font Bureau awarded in Brno Bienniele 2004

July, 2004 Brno — Senior Designer Cyrus Highsmith’s Amira received the Special Award for Type Creation in the Brno Bienniele 2004 competition, Font Bureau designer Christian Schwartz also received recognition for his Amplitude, and upcoming Farnham.

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July 22, 2004

Font Bureau presents at Typecon 2004

July 22nd – 25th, San Francisco— Font Bureau founder Roger Black led off the annual gathering hosted by Society of Typographic Aficionados, retelling his days in San Francisco with Jim Parkinson working on Rolling Stone, and where they went from there. The conference hosted several presentations from Font Bureau designers. Jim Parkinson later gave a tag team review of his work with Dave Ferry. Senior designer Cyrus Highsmith illustrated how he reworked the Rhode Island School of Design Typography curriculum with his “Do you ever dream of type?” lecture. Christian Schwartz and Dyana Weissman appeared on the Young Guns II panel ...

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