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NEWS · November 11, 2008

Word and picture show!

I will do a lecture in Boston next week. Come check it out.

6pm Tuesday, November 18th

Raytheon Amphitheatre, Northeastern University


NEWS · August 6, 2008

Notes from Type Camp Galiano

Just a couple pictures from TypeCamp today. I gave a lecture on being a typeface designer

and we handed out the specimen books. The campers loved ‘em.

—Dyana Weissman, Staff Designer

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NEWS · May 29, 2008

Type Camp Galiano

Ahhh, the weather in Boston is finally warming up, and I’m starting to think about my summer plans. What I’m most excited about is spending 5 days and nights on an idyllic island off the coast of British Columbia, getting some color into my pale New England skin. Whether it’s from swimming, hiking, or just relaxing in the Cascadian sun. And most importantly, talking and making type with other font fanatics. You can come too; I’m not just randomly bragging.

I’ll be co-instructing at Type Camp Galiano this year, and I can barely wait. Not ...

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NEWS · May 21, 2008

One-Line Type Specimens Third Edition

As previously mentioned here, Font Bureau was just on Martha’s Vineyard, without me. While discussing the future of fonts, I envisioned them sucking oyster juices from their type-designing fingers and munching on a particular kind of joy known as Humphrey’s sandwiches. Elsewhere, I was off-island in Wilmington, Massachussets at Kirkwood Printing on press check with my fifth cup of Dunkin Donuts coffee in hand. Font Bureau’s new One-Line Type Specimens Third Edition was chugging away on their 4-color Mitsubishi.

At hour 32 the nightshift pressman returned and asked Did you go home?

No, but your couch is ...

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NEWS · April 8, 2008

Нужно ли нам больше шрифтов?

Zahar Yashchin has posted a Russian translation of a version my essay “No, There Are Not Enough Typefaces Already” published in the Type Directors Club winter 2008 publication, Letterspace.

Thanks to Maxim Zhukov for making the connections.

I like how it looks in Cyrillic.

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NEWS · January 29, 2008

campaign typography

The Boston Globe asked us to write a small article on the design of the 2008 presidential candidates’ logos. Sam Berlow and I took a stab at it. I use the word ‘stab’ because looking at most of them is like stabbing needles into your eyes. Well, maybe not that bad.

Personally, I am surprised at how restrained Giuliani’s logo is. I was expecting something set maybe in this typeface with little airplanes crashing into it.

You can see the Globe’s version of the article here.

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NEWS · June 8, 2007

traveling again...

I will do a presentation at the HOW conference in Atlanta on Monday, June 11. This is what it will look like. You don’t want to miss that now, do you?

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NEWS · April 17, 2007

Typografisk Fredag

Pelle Anderson invited me to Stockholm to give a presentation about my work. It will happen this Friday, April 20 at the Royal Library. Come check it out if you are in the neighborhood!

Here is more information in English and Swedish.

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NEWS · April 11, 2007

Without a Caslon

Steven Heller, art director/author/co-author/editor/etc, asked me some interesting questions about type design. I mumbled some responses. Somehow he was able to edit it all into a coherent interview for the online publication Voice: AIGA Journal of Design. Check it out!

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NEWS · September 30, 2004

Font Bureau presents at SNDSJ

September 30th – October 2nd, San Jose. Font Bureau General Manager Sam Berlow moderates “How Do You Choose Typography?” panel of leading designers Theo Fels of Danilo Black, Kristen Powell of Creative Circle, and Deborah Withey of The Virginia-Pilot at the annual gathering of Society of News Designers, hosted by the San Jose Mercury News. The panel compared their process, where they start and how they compare type catering to a newspapers’ readership.

Font Bureau founder Roger Black ...

Font Bureau’s Fall 2004 News Specimen was also unveiled, highlighting outstanding redesigns from our clients and previewing two upcoming Font Bureau families ...

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