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NEW TYPE, NEWS · August 23, 2012

Turnip: New from Font Bureau

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.

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NEWS · June 21, 2012

Pre-order Inside Paragraphs

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.


BEHIND THE SCENES, NEWS · June 11, 2012

Lending a Hand (or a Face)

As our tech gent once commented, this is the time of year when we hear from brides and the mothers of brides. That is to say, it’s wedding season and all of a sudden, script typefaces are just as important as the cake.

Sometimes, it helps having a friend who’s a type designer lend a hand, or in this case, a face. Dyana Weissman’s script-in-progress graces the invitations of her friends’ wedding.


Photo credit: Top photograph by Lydia Powers. Bottom two photographs by Allison and Chris Britton Photography.

The inspiration for Dyana’s typeface started with letters ...

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NEWS · June 4, 2012

inside paragraphs

Inside Paragraphs press check
Inside Paragraphs press check
Inside Paragraphs press check

My book, Inside Paragraphs: Typographic Fundamentals finally went on press. Here are some photos of the make-readys. Paul Shaw reviewed an advance copy over at Imprint. Stay tuned for more information!


NEWS, SKETCHES · May 29, 2012

kaiju

An upcoming trip to Japan has revived a not-very-dormant interest in tokusatsu. In a recent sketchbook, I drew the characters for 'kaiju', which translates as monster. In the process, some of the counter forms disappeared—perhaps destroying legibility. We must flee!


NEWS · May 14, 2012

typecache

There is an interview with me by Taro Yumiba at the new website, typecache.


BEHIND THE SCENES, NEWS · April 25, 2012

Readability Series Migrating to Retail Library

For more than a decade, the Readability Series of typefaces has been part of Font Bureau’s commitment to the needs of our clients and a response to emerging trends and print technologies. Now, with another wave of technological change and evolving trends, not just in print media, but also online typography and mobile web use, it makes sense for the typefaces of the Readability Series to migrate to our Retail Library for the same licensing options and affordable price.

From Readability to Retail

The new Retail versions are not substantially changed from the original versions in the Readability Library ...

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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.


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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