Fun with Fonts: In this video clip, Newsweek’s Jessica Bennett quizzes Roger Black on what the font you choose says about you.
Just Go to Helvetica: “Or at least to Verdana. Because without a signature font at the moment, you’ll never be letter-perfect.” Matthew Carter and Sam Berlow are quoted.
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 ...
The fonts that presidential candidates select for their campaign logos reflect an important act of political branding. Sam Berlow of The Font Bureau Inc. says the logos all speak volumes about the candidates they represent.
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 ...
January 3, 2007
Cyrus Highsmith’s Novia was one of only two digital fonts selected by AIGA to be included in the Typographic Design section of its annual competition 365. The corresponding exhibit is currently on display in New York.
Some of the judges’ comments about Novia:
“Very delicate and very confident”
January 2, 2007
Matthew Carter and Cyrus Highsmith close out HOW’s special Typography issue with dual interviews in the Double Vision section.
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.
August 8, 2006
August 8, 2006. Boston
Font Bureau, Inc. is proud to announce the release of Bureau Grot, an expansion to long-time favorite Bureau Grotesque. The 15 new styles, including heavier weights and new widths, add to the nineteenth-century sans family first developed by David Berlow in 1989.
With the 2006 release, Font Bureau replaces the “numerical” width-weight system of the 1993 FB Grotesque series with “names” instead, as most software programs require. To improve menu access to these longer names, “Bureau Grotesque” has been shortened to the already familiar “Bureau Grot.” The 2006 release will substitute for the corresponding style from ...
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 ...