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NEWS · July 15, 2011

HOW: Condor among the “Sans-sational”

[Excerpted from the article “Sans-sational” by Allan Haley, HOW Magazine, Type and Color issue, July 2011. Used with permission from the author and publisher.]

Although new sans serif designs are released almost daily, those that are truly unique are tough to find...Condor is among those to pay close attention.

Drawn by David Jonathan Ross, the Condor typeface family finds its roots in earlier designs. “Condor is a modern take on the thick-and-thin lettering style,” Ross says. “These letterforms first caught my attention on a cross-country road trip. At about the same time, I found myself admiring Art Deco inscriptions ...

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SKETCHES · July 15, 2011

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BEHIND THE SCENES · June 16, 2011

Same time this year

Every year for many years, probably ever since Font Bureau started, we’ve had offsites. They started out as a once-a-year weekend gathering to some non-Boston locale to determine which fonts we’d be releasing in the coming year. We still gather once a year, usually now to Martha’s Vineyard, but do more than just look at fonts. We still do look at a lot of fonts, though.

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NEWS · June 3, 2011

Thinking in Contour

I'll be at Cooper Union next week to give a lecture and workshop as part of the mighty Type Masters Week NYC, brought to you by the Type Directors Club and Font Bureau. If you are closer to Spain, I am doing a 3-day workshop in July.

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NEWS · May 26, 2011

Matthew Carter Receives 2011 National Design Award for Lifetime Achievement

“If influence can be measured in the quantity of typewritten words produced, then the most powerful wordmonger in history may be Matthew Carter,” writes Julie Lasky in her New York Times article. Carter was honored with the 2011 National Design Award for Lifetime Achievement on Thursday at the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York City. Congrats Matthew, for an extraordinary year of awards!


NEW TYPE, TYPE DESIGN · May 25, 2011

New Type! Salvo Sans & Salvo Serif

Cyrus Highsmith designed Salvo Sans & Salvo Serif (originally called Boomer Sans & Boomer Serif) as one series for AARP. It’s been called “hopeful, informative, alive, embracing and delightful.” We couldn’t agree more.


SKETCHES · May 23, 2011

roman roman


SKETCHES · May 11, 2011

alphabet sketch


NEWS · May 6, 2011

Designing with Web Fonts: The Evolution of Typography in the Digital Realm

On Tuesday, May 24 at 6:30pm join Font Bureau with Webtype, Monotype Imaging, Fonts.com Web Fonts, and AIGA Boston for an evening focused on web typography. Learn how typography on the web has evolved, what WOFF (Web Open Font Format) is about, options for using web fonts, and be inspired by the creative possibilities for designers.

We’ll have a cocktail reception and hands-on demos followed by a panel discussion led by Font Bureau’s, Sam Berlow. The panel will include web designers, font foundries, developers and more. Stay tuned for panelist details!

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SKETCHES · April 7, 2011

the mighty atom


Happy birthday, Astroboy!



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