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That was the tweet at least — a tweet being a Twitter or Twitster writing a headline and delivering it globally at text size, accompanied by a big picture of themselves or something.
But what am I saying — I’m doing it again: Writing a blog. Writing a blog on web fonts. Writing a blog on web fonts for an audience so mixed that I have a choice of confusing some of you all the time, all of you some of the time, and time itself (which I lost a couple times this past week) all the time.
I tell people ...
Last week the venerable Washington Post unveiled its new design, eight months in the making. More a “tweak” than an extreme makeover, the redesign was accomplished by an in-house team in collaboration with Roger Black and his studio. Charles Apple presents a very thorough review of the newspaper’s structural and design changes on his Visual Editors blog, including ample links to other sources and a PDF of The Post’s own special section detailing the changes.
The obvious change to The Post’s body copy font gets noted in several articles. But some of the more subtle changes in ...
October 20, 2009
The offbeat charm of Trilby abounds in our October newsletter; FB speaks from the heart of the letter at ATypI Mexico City; Interlínea is now available for free download; Cyrus Highsmith shares How We Read; and a handful of our typefaces are represented in UnderConsideration’s Graphic Design, Referenced.
October 7, 2009
Font Bureau unveiled Interlínea, its new Spanish-language promotional piece designed by DaniloBlack Inc., at this year’s SND conference in Buenos Aires. This 12-page tabloid features articles by Roger Black, Cyrus Highsmith, and Ariel Garofalo. It also includes project profiles of prominent publication designers, examples of recent custom typefaces, and new and upcoming typeface releases.
Download a PDF of Interlínea (4.8 MB)
September 24, 2009
Highlights of our September newsletter include the new release of Starling; the unveiling our new Spanish-language promotional piece Interlínea at SND in Buenos Aires; Sam Berlow and Kent Lew at TypeCon in Atlanta; Matthew Carter’s lecture series, Genuine Imitations; and Font Bureau’s contribution in the new reference book, 1000 Fonts.
If you missed the July newsletter you can still view it here. The highlights included the new release of Juliana; Palm Pre’s launch with fonts by Font Bureau; Cyrus Highsmith profiled in MyFonts’ Creative Characters; and Dyana Weissman interviewed in the popular design blog Speak Up.
June 10, 2009
June 10, 2009 - Boston.
The Palm® Pre™ is already selling out — after great reviews. The revolutionary new user interface is enhanced by new fonts from the Font Bureau.
This past weekend’s notable release of the Palm Pre also saw the debut of custom fonts developed especially for the Pre by the Font Bureau.
To build a unique visual experience for the Pre user, Palm commissioned a suite of fonts from the Font Bureau, a type foundry noted for its many custom designs for major publications and corporations. The fonts, named Prelude, were designed by Font Bureau co-founder David Berlow ...
May 5, 2009
Zócalo, Benton Modern Display, ITC Franklin, and Rocky were all selected in Typographica’s Favorite Typefaces of 2008. In the words of Nick Sherman “...it’s significant that the ever-increasing quality in type design these days — dubbed by some as the new “golden age” of type — has caused this year’s list to supersede previous lists in many ways.”
Dyana Weissman was also invited to review Lakeside by Mark Simonson.
Residents of the eastern coast of the United States, where Font Bureau is located, are being warned to stay inside today because of a blizzard. I am going out to play. But for those of you still here and looking for typographic fun, here are 2 links.
José Ramón Penela has made a very good spanish translation of my article about the em. Go here to hone your linguistic and typographic knowledge all at once.
Also, there is a new interview by Jan Middendorp with me at myfonts.
January 28, 2009
December 3, 2008
Talking about drawing…
I think Ben Shahn spoke for many artists and designers when he said, “I am a painter. I am not a lecturer about art nor a scholar of art. It is my chosen role to paint pictures, not to talk about them.”
But what artist or designer can resist the chance ramble on about their work?
I can’t. In October, I gave a talk at Design Fest 2008 in Guadalajara, México. Then in November, I spoke at Northeastern University in Boston. Same talk, different language. It was a nice break from routine.
Still, trying to express ...