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NEW TYPE ·
September 10, 2008
Font Bureau is pleased to announce the release of a major new typefaces from our drawing studio: Benton Modern Display!
Benton Modern Text was first prepared by Font Bureau for the Boston Globe and the Detroit Free Press. Design and proportions were taken from M.F. Benton’s turn-of-the-century Century Expanded, drawn for ATF, faithfully reviving this epoch-making magazine and news text roman. The italic was based on Century Schoolbook. These new display cuttings were prepared by Dyana Weissman and Richard Lipton.
36 Styles: Light, Regular, Semibold and Bold in Normal, Condensed, Extra Condensed and Compressed widths. Black and Ultra ...
NEW TYPE ·
September 9, 2008
Font Bureau is pleased to announce the release of a major new typefaces from our drawing studio: Rocky!
For years Matthew Carter wondered why no Latins with Bodoni proportions had been developed, or why no Bodonis had Latin serifs. He solved this problem by drawing Rocky Regular and Bold with italics to fill the gap, then expanded the family with the aid of Richard Lipton. In publications, they provide a sharp spot of typographic “color” as signature headletter series for Roger Black’s redesign of the Rocky Mountain News.
40 Styles: Light, Regular, Medium, Bold, and Black in Compressed, Extra ...
NEW TYPE ·
September 8, 2008
Font Bureau is pleased to announce the release of a major new typefaces from our drawing studio: David Berlow.
In 1902 American Type Founders’ release of Franklin Gothic introduced Morris Fuller Benton. In 1979 Victor Caruso, International Typeface Corporation, increased the series to four photocomp weights, Light, Medium, Bold and Black, all with italics. In 1991 David Berlow added Condensed, Compressed and Extra Compressed widths. Berlow has completed his definitive revision, a single new series, ITC Franklin.
48 Styles: Thin, Light, Medium, Bold, Black and Ultra in Compressed, Condensed,
Narrow and Normal widths. All ...
March 6, 2008. Boston
Font Bureau is excited to announce the release of two major new typefaces from our drawing studio - Scout and FB Moderno.
A fresh new sans serif, something always useful, Scout (and a related logotype) was drawn by Cyrus Highsmith, a senior type designer at Font Bureau, for Geraldine Hessler’s 2006 redesign of Entertainment Weekly. The 24 style family marks the magazine’s first significant typographic update in a decade. Scout created a new typographic identity for the magazine with a design that derives structural elements from both new and old: DIN, Venus, and Cairoli ...
July 3, 2007. Boston
Font Bureau, Inc. is proud to present two new script families for summer, whether you are celebrating a friend’s wedding or a baseball season:
CASEY - a fat-bottomed Script in 3 weigths
Casey, Leslie Cabarga’s latest script, recalls Casey at the Bat, Enerest Lawrence Thayer’s vivid old baseball poem. Once, fat-bottomed scripts like Casey were everywhere but they barely survived as logos for Campbell’s soup, Ford, Coca-Cola and, of course, the Dodgers. In 2000, Emigre’s logo brought one back and popular use was on again. Cabarga’s splendid take on the swinging ...
NEW TYPE ·
January 4, 2007
January 4, 2007. Boston.
Happy New Year from Font Bureau, Inc. To ring in 2007, we are proud to present two new families by Cyrus Highsmith:
ANTENNA - a Sans Serif in 28 styles
The calm and deliberation of Antenna offers further development to the excitement and mobility that we have come to expect from the hand of Cyrus Highsmith. Beyond the tension of his normal line, Highsmith places a new emphasis on the repeat and variation of counter shapes with the spaces between characters. Antenna’s rhythms project business-like subtleties through seven weights in four widths, with matching italics; FB ...
NEW TYPE ·
December 11, 2006
December 11, 2006 Boston
Font Bureau is proud to unveil two new families by Cyrus Highsmith, drawn for Entertainment Weekly, and Men’s Health. Both redesigns hit the stands within a week of one another.
Geraldine Hessler commissioned EW Sans and an updated logo to match for her redesign of Entertainment Weekly. The large family marks the magazine’s first significant typographic change in a decade, replacing the long running Bureau Grot. EW Sans visually updates the magazine for today’s age of on-demand content downloaded for portable media players or high definition plasma screens.
May 23, 2006. Boston
Font Bureau, Inc. is proud to release Quiosco, an original news text family by Cyrus Highsmith.
Kiosk in Spanish is Quiosco, the name of a text series (after Prensa) designed by Cyrus Highsmith that follows W.A. Dwiggins in deliberately contrasting character outline with the counter shape. Highsmith addresses the narrow news column by bringing new life to the forms of a newspaper text face while adding nothing to character width. Quiosco permits more compact wordspaces with no loss of readability.
Quiosco is the fifth addition to Font Bureau’s Readability Series, a suite of graded ...
NEW TYPE ·
February 21, 2006
February 21, 2006. Boston
Font Bureau, Inc. is proud to release Escrow, a new display family by Cyrus Highsmith.
When color appeared on the front page of The Wall Street Journal in 2002, it was also newly dressed in Escrow. Highsmith’s scotch roman was heralded as the “spectacular singular element that holds the whole [redesign] together” by Design Director Joe Dizney. Available in five weights and three widths, with accompanying text styles. 44 styles total.
For more information or to request a press kit, please email email@example.com or call Harry Parker or Robb Ogle at 617 423 ...
NEW TYPE ·
November 1, 2005
Font Bureau President David Berlow spent 10 years developing FB Titling Gothic, an immense series of 49 display romans. The seven weights in seven widths add breadth to the headlines of publications like US News and World Report, GQ, Rumbo, and the Detroit News.
Greg Thompson’s original weight of Clicker was drawn in 1992 for TV Guide and has since been the typographic face for the CSI, Pepsi One, and Quicksilver brands. Thompson has expanded the design, initially inspired by machine-readable type, to 44 new styles including italics and small caps.
For more information or to request a press ...