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July 28, 2004
July 28th, 2004 — Senior Designer Cyrus Highsmith, a frequent speaker on typographic education, remembers his early days at Font Bureau apprenticing under President David Berlow. His recollection was published on AIGA’s “Design Heroes” forum. Valuable lessons were learned, and sheep never looked the same afterwards.
July 25, 2004
July, 2004 Brno — Senior Designer Cyrus Highsmith’s Amira received the Special Award for Type Creation in the Brno Bienniele 2004 competition, Font Bureau designer Christian Schwartz also received recognition for his Amplitude, and upcoming Farnham.
July 22, 2004
July 22nd – 25th, San Francisco— Font Bureau founder Roger Black led off the annual gathering hosted by Society of Typographic Aficionados, retelling his days in San Francisco with Jim Parkinson working on Rolling Stone, and where they went from there. The conference hosted several presentations from Font Bureau designers. Jim Parkinson later gave a tag team review of his work with Dave Ferry. Senior designer Cyrus Highsmith illustrated how he reworked the Rhode Island School of Design Typography curriculum with his “Do you ever dream of type?” lecture. Christian Schwartz and Dyana Weissman appeared on the Young Guns II panel ...
July 15, 2004
July 2004 — Senior Designer Cyrus Highsmith’s original calligraphic sanserif family Amira was one of only three families recognized by the 365: AIGA Annual Design Competition’s in the Typography category. The 365 25 book and exhibit will available in 2005.
June 23, 2004
June 23rd New York — Senior Designer Cyrus Highsmith and Christian Schwartz each take home several Awards of Typographic Excellence from the annual Type Directors Club TDC2 competition. Highsmith was awarded a judge’s choice for Amira. Winning entries include: Zócalo, a family created for Mexico City daily El Universal; Farnham, an upcoming family inspired by the work of Johann Fleischman, Houston, a venetian oldstyle drawn for the Houston Chronicle; and Amplitude, an expansive sanserif family.
The TDC02 2004 exhibit is touring internationally, beginning in New York.
Interstate, one of the archetypal font families of our time, has grown due to the constant request for more.
Font Bureau is proud to release Interstate Monospaced, adapted for situations where the luxury of proportionally spaced characters aren’t an option or inappropriate. Character width for Interstate Monospaced Black, Bold, Regular, and Light meet the international standard.
New Interstates do not stop there, four Condensed Italics (Black, Bold, Regular, and Light) were drawn for emphasis within tight copyfit situations.
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May 17, 2004
May 2004 — STEP Inside Design’s annual Type Issue thoroughly featured Font Bureau.
Editors asked Matthew Carter to interview a young talented type designer. He chose Cyrus Highsmith. The duo have worked together before on Miller Daily and are close, though this was their first formal forum to discuss type, their influences, and love of different languages.
Allan Haley’s article on custom typography quoted President David Berlow on his work for LA Times and upcoming family FB Titling Gothic.
Rascally Hermann Puterschein reviews Christian Schwartz’s Amplitude.
May 12, 2004
May 2004 — Font Bureau founder Roger Black writes the forward to typographic author John D Berry’s new book Contemporary Newspaper Design: Shaping the News in the Digital Age. The book is an in-depth visual essay on how news design has shifted so much in a short 15 years. Font Bureau has had the honor of working with many of the papers featured in the book, including Black’s detailed account of the LA Times redesign.
Berry adapted his research of news type into one of his dot-font articles on creativepro.com, featuring Font Bureau’s Readability Series.
May 1, 2004
The editor of Fontshop’s Druk and 96 releases Dutch Type, the first comprehensive look into type design in the Netherlands. Font Bureau’s Poynter Oldstyle, Meno, Proforma, Productus, Brok, Nobel, and Reiner Script are featured.
July 17, 2003 Boston — The Font Bureau, Inc. announces the retail release of Whitman from Kent Lew, a new text face in the American type tradition of Dwiggins and Gill. Whitman features classical design traits treated with a Spartan finish to create this award-winning face, honored in 2002 by the Type Directors’ Club of New York.
At the time of its creation, book and type designer Kent Lew “Designed Whitman as a Modern for those of us who don’t like Moderns. It has that rationality and balance and symmetry, but I tried to avoid the cold, brittle contrast and ...