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NEW TYPE, NEWS · November 28, 2012

New Type: Serge

We are delighted to introduce Cyrus Highsmith’s latest design in a simultaneous release for the desktop and web. Bonjour, Serge!

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NEW TYPE, NEWS · November 7, 2012

Quiosco: Now Available

Already available on newsstands everywhere, so to speak — Quiosco, designed by Cyrus Highsmith, is now part of our Retail library and available for licensing and download.

While initially conceived for newspaper text, Quiosco has also found gainful employment in a variety of magazines — Sports Illustrated, TV Guide, Outside, and The Hollywood Reporter, to name-drop just a few.

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NEW TYPE, NEWS · August 23, 2012

Turnip: New from Font Bureau

Here in the northern hemisphere, summer is in full swing and the growing season will soon reach its peak. At Font Bureau, we’ve already got one crop that’s ripe for the picking:

Introducing Turnip, a new font family by David Jonathan Ross.

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BEHIND THE SCENES, NEWS · June 11, 2012

Lending a Hand (or a Face)

As our tech gent once commented, this is the time of year when we hear from brides and the mothers of brides. That is to say, it’s wedding season and all of a sudden, script typefaces are just as important as the cake.

Sometimes, it helps having a friend who’s a type designer lend a hand, or in this case, a face. Dyana Weissman’s script-in-progress graces the invitations of her friends’ wedding.


Photo credit: Top photograph by Lydia Powers. Bottom two photographs by Allison and Chris Britton Photography.

The inspiration for Dyana’s typeface started with letters ...

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BEHIND THE SCENES, NEWS · April 25, 2012

Readability Series Migrating to Retail Library

For more than a decade, the Readability Series of typefaces has been part of Font Bureau’s commitment to the needs of our clients and a response to emerging trends and print technologies. Now, with another wave of technological change and evolving trends, not just in print media, but also online typography and mobile web use, it makes sense for the typefaces of the Readability Series to migrate to our Retail Library for the same licensing options and affordable price.

From Readability to Retail

The new Retail versions are not substantially changed from the original versions in the Readability Library ...

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NEW TYPE, NEWS, TYPE DESIGN · April 2, 2012

Neue Haas Grotesk Now Available from Font Bureau

You may be wondering, ‘why Neue Haas Grotesk when we have Helvetica?’ To offer the best reason, and the one that’s the most interesting, we have to go back quite a few decades, to Switzerland.

Neue Haas Grotesk was the original name given to the typeface that Max Miedinger drew in the 1950s for Haas’sche Schriftgiesserei (Haas Typefoundry) in Switzerland under the direction of Eduard Hoffmann. It was designed to compete with the German-designed Akzidenz Grotesk and others. Shortly after release from Haas, the name was changed at the request of parent company Stempel to “Helvetica” (Latin for ...

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BEHIND THE SCENES, INTERVIEWS, SKETCHES · February 10, 2012

Video: Cyrus Highsmith Sketchbooks

Many know Cyrus Highsmith as one of today’s most original type designers. He combines an energetic, illustrative approach with enthusiasm for typographic communication, leading to a diverse library of original designs. He has created exquisite scripts, industrial workhorse sans, and dynamic text serifs — all with equal ease and distinction. Highsmith considers himself a draftsman above all, and his work demonstrates a lifelong passion for drawing. In this video, he invites us into the world of his sketchbooks.


INTERVIEWS · January 23, 2012

Video: TDC: The Judges Night 2012

Insightful, witty, and always entertaining – the geniuses of typography,
now on video. A panel discussion with TDC’s Typeface Design Competition judges, Roger Black, Matthew Carter, Paul Shaw and Erik Spiekermann. Moderated by Maxim Zhukov.

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NEWS · December 7, 2011

The Boston Globe’s Brand Integration Across Media

Few major publications have yet been able to do what The Boston Globe did recently – mirror their brand typography in both print and digital editions. Stephen Coles’s recent post on Fonts In Use details the typography of the new BostonGlobe.com and the newspaper’s emphasis on maintaining the newspaper’s identity through its typography. At the heart of the design is the use of the screen versions of their brand fonts, Benton Sans and Miller Headline via Webtype. The result? The Globe still feels very much like the Globe. Read on...

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NEW TYPE, NEWS, WEB FONTS · November 8, 2011

Georgia Pro & Verdana Pro: More Widths. More Weights. More Possibilities.

Georgia and Verdana rule the web. Starting today, Georgia Pro and Verdana Pro are now revised and expanded families, enabling more versatile use both on screen and on paper. The expansion includes three new weights and a Condensed width, OpenType layout features, WGL pan-European character set, added kerning, and extensive hinting.

Georgia and Verdana entered the scene fifteen years ago. They were created for Microsoft and adapted from proven typographic models by world-renowned type designer Matthew Carter, assisted by master hinting engineer Tom Rickner. Now, a partnership between Font Bureau, Carter & Cone, and Monotype Imaging led the effort to create ...

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