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NEWS · October 20, 2011

Tangier & Rocky Among Letter.2 Winners

Letter.2 is the second Type Design Competition of the Association Typographique Internationale. The juried competition received 561 submissions from around the world of typefaces completed between 2001 and Aug 2011. There were no limits to the number of submissions so we submitted the range of our best and brightest stars from the past decade. The judges met in Buenos Aires and had the impressive task of selecting just 53 typefaces based on their design excellence. Tangier by Richard Lipton and Rocky by Matthew Carter & Richard Lipton were among the winners. Congratulations to you both!

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NEWS · September 28, 2011

alphabet poster!

I have a new limited-edition print for sale at Tiny Showcase. It's got the alphabet on it. It's in red and black and white. It was printed by EM Letterpress.





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NEWS · September 14, 2011

FB&SND@ONA Meetup

Conferences are a great opportunity to mix and mingle, so while you’re at the ONA11 Boston Conference, meet some of your colleagues from the Society for News Design for some food, drinks and visually stimulating conversation.

We’ll meet at the Back Bay Social Club at 867 Boylston Street. The private party runs from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, but you’re welcome to stay and enjoy the bar’s historic charm afterward.

This meetup is sponsored by Boston’s own Font Bureau, one of the world’s premier type houses and creator of Webtype, Font ...

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NEWS · September 12, 2011

Fall Lineup

From Reykjavík for ATypI, to San Francisco for Brand New, Boston for the SND@ONA Meetup, then St. Louis for SND, Font Bureau and Webtype will be there as conference sponsors and speakers.

Roger Black, Cyrus Highsmith, Jill Pichotta, and Nick Sherman travel to Iceland where the letterform ð (eth) is part of the national identity. Roger and Cyrus take the audience on a non-technical adventure while Nick advocates matters of type and terminology.

Sam Berlow, Harry Parker, and Stephen Coles head to the West Coast for a gathering of designers and aficionados to report on all that is Brand ...

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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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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.