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February 24, 2014
I met Mike Parker in the late 90s, soon after I'd graduated from college. It was the dotcom era. My friends from school all got these amazing jobs making websites for hundreds of thousands of dollars a year. I had just started working at Font Bureau, making typefaces, for quite a bit less. But I didn't mind. This was an exciting time for me. I was living with my girlfriend in Cambridge, above the store where she worked. I took the train to get to the office. It was the beginning of my adult life.
Then one day ...
The Morisawa Type Design Competition returns this year and Font Bureau is pleased to be partner. This will be the ninth occasion since Morisawa’s first international contest in 1984, marking its 30th anniversary.
Frozen water, in the right hands, can be extraordinary. Next time you’re sitting in front of an expert bartender, don't be surprised when she reaches for a club and chisel. A carefully carved chunk of ice can withstand more than one pour of a straight spirit, become infused and round slowly with the night. After your last sip, the seasoned ice remains.
Just a few days after we released Serge, the fonts are already being used by the premier purveyor of personal propulsion, Le Jet! Peruse the dynamic online catalog of this retro-forward-thinking enterprise, revel in the clever copy rendered entirely in webfonts from Webtype, and (if you’re using a modern browser like IE 10, Chrome 22 or Firefox 4 or later) delight in the OpenType swash caps.
Can’t get enough of this ultra moderne technologie? Cyrus Highsmith is posting more of his original Le Jet graphics on his personal blog, Cyrumblr.
We are delighted to introduce Cyrus Highsmith’s latest design in a simultaneous release for the desktop and web. Bonjour, Serge!
Already available on newsstands everywhere, so to speak — Quiosco, designed by Cyrus Highsmith, is now part of our Retail library and available for licensing and download.
While initially conceived for newspaper text, Quiosco has also found gainful employment in a variety of magazines — Sports Illustrated, TV Guide, Outside, and The Hollywood Reporter, to name-drop just a few.
Want to see more sketches and funny letters? Check out my new blog, Cyrumblr. You can follow me there or get updates via twitter.
September 4, 2012
A new screen print is available from tinyshowcase – another variation from my kaiju series.
Here in the northern hemisphere, summer is in full swing and the growing season will soon reach its peak. At Font Bureau, we’ve already got one crop that’s ripe for the picking:
Introducing Turnip, a new font family by David Jonathan Ross.
June 21, 2012
Inside Paragraphs: Typographic Fundamentals ships next week! You can order your copy right now, over here, just scroll down and click the big red button. In case you missed it, Paul Shaw reviewed an advance copy over at Imprint.