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May 17, 2004
May 2004 — STEP Inside Design’s annual Type Issue thoroughly featured Font Bureau.
Editors asked Matthew Carter to interview a young talented type designer. He chose Cyrus Highsmith. The duo have worked together before on Miller Daily and are close, though this was their first formal forum to discuss type, their influences, and love of different languages.
Allan Haley’s article on custom typography quoted President David Berlow on his work for LA Times and upcoming family FB Titling Gothic.
Rascally Hermann Puterschein reviews Christian Schwartz’s Amplitude.
May 12, 2004
May 2004 — Font Bureau founder Roger Black writes the forward to typographic author John D Berry’s new book Contemporary Newspaper Design: Shaping the News in the Digital Age. The book is an in-depth visual essay on how news design has shifted so much in a short 15 years. Font Bureau has had the honor of working with many of the papers featured in the book, including Black’s detailed account of the LA Times redesign.
Berry adapted his research of news type into one of his dot-font articles on creativepro.com, featuring Font Bureau’s Readability Series.
May 1, 2004
The editor of Fontshop’s Druk and 96 releases Dutch Type, the first comprehensive look into type design in the Netherlands. Font Bureau’s Poynter Oldstyle, Meno, Proforma, Productus, Brok, Nobel, and Reiner Script are featured.
July 17, 2003 Boston — The Font Bureau, Inc. announces the retail release of Whitman from Kent Lew, a new text face in the American type tradition of Dwiggins and Gill. Whitman features classical design traits treated with a Spartan finish to create this award-winning face, honored in 2002 by the Type Directors’ Club of New York.
At the time of its creation, book and type designer Kent Lew “Designed Whitman as a Modern for those of us who don’t like Moderns. It has that rationality and balance and symmetry, but I tried to avoid the cold, brittle contrast and ...
June 10, 2003 Boston — The Font Bureau, Inc. announces the retail release of Amplitude from Christian Schwartz, an extensive new sans serif series for text and display inspired by functional type seen every day in phone books and newspapers. Ink wells carved out of the juncture of strokes give it a distinctive appearance in headlines while compensating for ink spread at small sizes.
Amplitude offers an appropriate solution for nearly any corporate or publication design problem. Weighing in at 35 styles, with 7 weights in 5 widths, it is one of Font Bureau’s largest and most flexible families.
May 6, 2003 Boston — The Font Bureau, Inc. announces the retail release of Prensa, a major new serif series for text as well as display by Cyrus Highsmith. Until now it has only been available to a few designers; it has appeared in various incarnations in magazines from Martha Stewart Living to MensHealth, and newspapers from El Universal in Mexico to La Prensa Gráfica in El Salvador. In 2002, Prensa was awarded a citation of excellence from the international type competition, Bukva:Raz!. Its success has led Font Bureau to add it to its retail library.
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March 28, 2003
Font Bureau’s senior designer, Cyrus Highsmith will join Matthew Carter, Jonathan Hoefler and Tobias Frere-Jones in a panel discussion on type design as part of the Graphic Design “Exposed” Lecture Series presented by The University of the Arts in Philadelphia.
Thursday, April 3 at 6:30pm
Solmssen Court, Hamilton Hall
320 South Broad St
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NEW TYPE ·
March 10, 2003
March 10, 2003 Boston — The Font Bureau, Inc., an independent digital type foundry, completes the family Nobel, an alternative to Futura. What began as a six styles, in 1995, has been extended into an eighteen style family. All are high quality and fully compatible PostScript® Type One fonts for Macintosh™ and Windows™.
In 1929 Sjoerd Hendrik de Roos, painter, designer and for thirty-five years artistic head of the Amsterdam Type Foundry, turned his hand to the problem of creating a geometric sans serif family and designed Nobel. Tobias Frere-Jones appreciated the play of de Roos’ traditional subtlety against the bones ...
February 28, 2003
The exhibition is scheduled to open at the National Design Center in New York on March 27 and runs through May 30.
NEW TYPE ·
November 11, 2002
In July, 2002, El Universal, a leading Mexico City daily, launched a dramatic redesign. The styling is the work of Eduardo Danilo, a principal of Danilo Black of Monterrey, Mexico, and features text & display series of original typefaces from the hand of Font Bureau’s Cyrus Highsmith. Nicholas Kis’ seventeenth century romans provide the inspiration for Highsmith’s new Universal Display. “It gives our new design the energetic character of Mexico City itself” said Danilo.
The Universal text series, roman, italic and small caps was developed in the Font Bureau office in Boston. For inspiration Highsmith found himself studying an ...