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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!


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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NEWS, PARKER TYPE HISTORY · March 23, 2011

Mike Parker to Receive the Type Director’s Club Medal

“For more than 50 years, print historian and industry leader Mike Parker has been shepherding the development of typography: from hot metal, to photocomposition, to digital. The TDC recognizes individuals in the typographic and graphic design communities who have excelled in the field of typography, whether in typeface design or type usage.” He will be honored at the TDC on the evening of Wednesday, April 6th for his extraordinary and lifelong contributions to the field. Read more...


NEWS, TYPE DESIGN · March 10, 2011

iLT: Through Thick and Thin

“Ever since I started to draw type, one of the challenges that has intrigued me the most is figuring out how letters carry their weight,” David Jonathan Ross begins in his article for I Love Typography. He illustrates his exploration with three of his typefaces, Manicotti, Trilby (above), and Condor.


NEWS · January 28, 2011

wwword: Chasing Technology, an Interview with David Berlow

Lucy Sisman begins her interview with David Berlow for wwword, “At any given time there are a few people who can see into the future and anticipate what we will all need. David Berlow, type designer, is one of them.... While he is respected and innovative as a designer, his career has meant more than that: part creative technician, part techy genius, he has been instrumental in pioneering type design for a new medium.” Read more here.

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NEWS, TYPE DESIGN · January 27, 2011

Miller & Interstate in MoMA’s Collection

The Museum of Modern Art announced the acquisition of 23 new digital typefaces for its Architecture and Design Collection, including Font Bureau’s Miller by Matthew Carter and Interstate by Tobias Frere-Jones.

This acquisition is significant because generally graphic design has not figured prominently in the museum’s focus and has been historically limited to posters. Recognizing this, the museum set out to correct what was considered “a lacuna in the collection,” according to Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator of Architecture and Design at MoMA, and typefaces were identified among the new categories to be addressed. In fact, only one other ...

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NEWS · January 18, 2011

Annyeonghaseyo

If you can read that, you might enjoy this interview with me at Font Club.


NEWS, TYPE DESIGN, WEB FONTS · December 27, 2010

An Extraordinary Year

What an extraordinary year in type and typography. And I am certainly not likely to be alone in observing this. After a decade and a half of struggle, “web fonts” finally took off and ran smack dab into issues of rendering, metadata, and licensing, while also running right through various font formats and cross-platform output-equivalence issues without stopping for a chat.

Font designers, web programmers, server specialists, standards organizations, applications developers, and psychologists swelled the ranks of great people who are now focused on issues like: networked, multi-platform, dynamic typography and layout; auto-hinting for rasterization across operating systems; and my ...

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BEHIND THE SCENES, NEWS · December 22, 2010

Some New Dimension for Fortune

Earlier this year, Fortune magazine launched a new redesign featuring a new logo drawn by Cyrus Highsmith.

Just recently, Fortune’s creative director John Korpics came back to us to commission a special version of that logo to add some depth to the cover of Fortune’s annual investment issue. He was looking to capture some of the complexity and dimensionality of old banknotes, but without straying from the logo’s strong, contemporary look.

Cyrus had started some 3D sketches while designing the original logo, so I had a great place to jump off from. That meant I was left ...

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