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NEW TYPE, NEWS, TYPE DESIGN · April 2, 2012

Neue Haas Grotesk Now Available from Font Bureau

You may be wondering, ‘why Neue Haas Grotesk when we have Helvetica?’ To offer the best reason, and the one that’s the most interesting, we have to go back quite a few decades, to Switzerland.

Neue Haas Grotesk was the original name given to the typeface that Max Miedinger drew in the 1950s for Haas’sche Schriftgiesserei (Haas Typefoundry) in Switzerland under the direction of Eduard Hoffmann. It was designed to compete with the German-designed Akzidenz Grotesk and others. Shortly after release from Haas, the name was changed at the request of parent company Stempel to “Helvetica” (Latin for ...

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NEWS · April 2, 2012

touch of lettering

Providence’s Cable Car Cinema commissioned me to create a poster for their screening of Orson Welles' revenge flick, Touch of Evil. It’s a big three-color screen print and it’s available from Tiny Showcase.


BEHIND THE SCENES, INTERVIEWS, SKETCHES · February 10, 2012

Video: Cyrus Highsmith Sketchbooks

Many know Cyrus Highsmith as one of today’s most original type designers. He combines an energetic, illustrative approach with enthusiasm for typographic communication, leading to a diverse library of original designs. He has created exquisite scripts, industrial workhorse sans, and dynamic text serifs — all with equal ease and distinction. Highsmith considers himself a draftsman above all, and his work demonstrates a lifelong passion for drawing. In this video, he invites us into the world of his sketchbooks.


SKETCHES · February 2, 2012

letras de españa

What’s better than getting a bunch of comic books in the mail all the way from Spain? When the box has great lettering on the address label.

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INTERVIEWS · January 23, 2012

Video: TDC: The Judges Night 2012

Insightful, witty, and always entertaining – the geniuses of typography,
now on video. A panel discussion with TDC’s Typeface Design Competition judges, Roger Black, Matthew Carter, Paul Shaw and Erik Spiekermann. Moderated by Maxim Zhukov.

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SKETCHES · January 10, 2012

fluorescent a


SKETCHES · December 23, 2011

happyholidays


NEWS · December 7, 2011

The Boston Globe’s Brand Integration Across Media

Few major publications have yet been able to do what The Boston Globe did recently – mirror their brand typography in both print and digital editions. Stephen Coles’s recent post on Fonts In Use details the typography of the new BostonGlobe.com and the newspaper’s emphasis on maintaining the newspaper’s identity through its typography. At the heart of the design is the use of the screen versions of their brand fonts, Benton Sans and Miller Headline via Webtype. The result? The Globe still feels very much like the Globe. Read on...

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NEWS · November 29, 2011

typsnitt

Typsnittstecknaren Cyrus Highsmith is giving a talk in Stockholm this Friday.

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NEWS · November 11, 2011

New Poster

I'm excited to announce a new print for sale at Tiny Showcase. This one is a 2 color silkscreened edition of 100 printed by The Head Light Hotel. There are only about 20 left. There are also a few letterpress alphabet prints left too.