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NEW TYPE · March 10, 2003

Font Bureau Announces The Completion of FB Nobel

March 10, 2003 Boston — The Font Bureau, Inc., an independent digital type foundry, completes the family Nobel, an alternative to Futura. What began as a six styles, in 1995, has been extended into an eighteen style family. All are high quality and fully compatible PostScript® Type One fonts for Macintosh™ and Windows™.

In 1929 Sjoerd Hendrik de Roos, painter, designer and for thirty-five years artistic head of the Amsterdam Type Foundry, turned his hand to the problem of creating a geometric sans serif family and designed Nobel. Tobias Frere-Jones appreciated the play of de Roos’ traditional subtlety against the bones ...

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NEW TYPE · November 11, 2002

Font Bureau Announces New Type for El Universal

In July, 2002, El Universal, a leading Mexico City daily, launched a dramatic redesign. The styling is the work of Eduardo Danilo, a principal of Danilo Black of Monterrey, Mexico, and features text & display series of original typefaces from the hand of Font Bureau’s Cyrus Highsmith. Nicholas Kis’ seventeenth century romans provide the inspiration for Highsmith’s new Universal Display. “It gives our new design the energetic character of Mexico City itself” said Danilo.

The Universal text series, roman, italic and small caps was developed in the Font Bureau office in Boston. For inspiration Highsmith found himself studying an ...

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NEW TYPE · November 10, 2002

Font Bureau Announces Miller Daily & Miller Headline

November 10, 2002 Boston — The Font Bureau, Inc., an independent digital type foundry, introduces two series: Matthew Carter’s Miller Daily, a newspaper bodycopy version of the already popular Miller family, with Miller Headline for display. For a typographic evaluation of Miller we can do no better than quote the words of James Mosley, of St. Bride’s Printing Library, London: “Matthew Carter’s Miller is not a facsimile of Miller’s Scotch Roman, any more than his Galliard was a facsimile of any one type by Robert Granjon. What it has done is to capture the good color, and ...

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NEW TYPE · October 14, 2002

Font Bureau Introduces New Type for The Los Angeles Times

Boston, October 13 , 2002 — On October 13 the columns of The Los Angeles Times appeared in a solid new Ionic, LA Text, with a series of new display designs centering on LA Headline. Improving typography within Times tradition is the work of Design Deputy Managing Editor Joe Hutchinson, designer Roger Black, and FontBureau’s David Berlow. For LA Headline, Black turned to a seventeenth century design, the romans of Nicholas Kis. “The brilliance of these classical types provides dynamic contrast with the text, the spark that illuminates the design,” said Hutchinson.

The LA Times emphasizes the character of different departments ...

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NEW TYPE · May 3, 2002

Font Bureau Introduces New Type for The Wall Street Journal

Boston, May 3, 2002 — When color appeared on the front page of The Wall Street Journal, it was also newly dressed in Wall Street Journal Scotch from The Font Bureau, Inc. Sharpening appearance within Journal tradition is the work of Design Director Joe Dizney, design consultant Mario Garcia, and Font Bureau’s Cyrus Highsmith. Monotype’s 1908 Scotch No. 36 provides the basis of Highsmith’s new Scotch series. “It is the spectacular singular element that holds the whole thing together,” says Dizney.

The Journal is one of a handful of newspapers distinguished by a dominant typographic style. Scant use ...

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NEW TYPE · February 18, 2002

Font Bureau Announces Stainless Released!

February 18, 2002 Boston — The Font Bureau, Inc., an independent digital type foundry, introduces Stainless™, a 12-font family for textand display applications. All are high quality and fully compatible PostScript® Type One fonts for Macintosh™ and Windows™.

Serif and sanserif pairs are rare, but Dispatch™ has a new sanserifed alternative — Stainless™ by Font Bureau’s Cyrus Highsmith. In both, taut curves signal action as they build compact word shapes. Their letter forms originate in typescript, on engineering blueprints and on shipping labels. They bring surprise, power and an energetic excitement, foursquare typefaces with a syncopated beat. Both offer a full ...

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NEW TYPE · September 1, 2001

Font Bureau Announces its 26th Retail Font Release

September 1, 2001 Boston — The Font Bureau, Inc., an independent digital type foundry, introduces its twenty-sixth retail font issue. All are high quality and fully compatible PostScript® Type One fonts for Macintosh™ and Windows™.

Making his London Underground-inspired sans serif family infinitely moreflexible for publication and corporate design use, Greg Thompson increasesthe range of Agenda® with several new weights, extremely narrow styles, anda full set of italics. Designer Jill Pichotta adds new weights for displayand corresponding text styles to the classically beautiful FB Garamond™, anunusually delicate take on this popular oldstyle. Setting out to create acompatible humanist sans for his ...

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NEW TYPE · December 15, 2000

Font Bureau Announces its 25th Retail Font Release

January 2, 2000 Boston — The Font Bureau, Inc., an independent digital type foundry, introduces its twenty-fifth retail font issue containing six typefacefamilies: Dispatch™, Eggwhite™, Grand Central™, Griffith Gothic™, Pennsylvania, and Pouty™. All are high quality and fully compatible PostScript® Type One fonts for Macintosh™ and Windows™.

In a quest for a comprehensive, contemporary and novel sans, Tobias Frere-Jones increases the range of Griffith Gothic™ with the new italic and condensed styles in this expansion. Designer Cyrus Highsmith scrambles typographic conventions with Eggwhite™, two playful styles exploring curves and horizontal weight distribution in this original display face. During his term in ...

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NEW TYPE · January 2, 2000

Font Bureau Announces its 24th Retail Font Release

January 2, 2000 Boston — The Font Bureau, Inc., an independent digital type foundry now celebrating its eleventh year, introduces its twenty-fourth retail font issue. This issue contains two new typeface families, Dispatch™ and Spira™ and the expansion of the previously issued Interstate™, FB Californian™, and Miller™. All are high quality and fully compatible PostScript® Type One fonts for Macintosh™ and Windows™.

Cyrus Highsmith’s Dispatch™ is a four style geometric slab-serif with the feel of industrial strength for both text and display. English designer Andy Stockley captures the vivacity of fifteenth century calligraphy, with Spira™, a masterful revival of the ...

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