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 of typographic geometry. Various newspapers and magazines commissioned additions to Nobel’s popular design for use in text and display.
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