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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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INTERVIEWS · October 31, 2011

Typeradio Interview with David Berlow

David Berlow talks about his working methods, what he learned along the way, and his vision of coming trends in type design. Recorded at the ATypI 2010 conference in Dublin, Ireland for TypeRadio. Tune in here...

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NEWS · October 20, 2011

Tangier & Rocky Among Letter.2 Winners

Letter.2 is the second Type Design Competition of the Association Typographique Internationale. The juried competition received 561 submissions from around the world of typefaces completed between 2001 and Aug 2011. There were no limits to the number of submissions so we submitted the range of our best and brightest stars from the past decade. The judges met in Buenos Aires and had the impressive task of selecting just 53 typefaces based on their design excellence. Tangier by Richard Lipton and Rocky by Matthew Carter & Richard Lipton were among the winners. Congratulations to you both!

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SEEN AND NOTED · October 5, 2011

FB Titling Gothic: the new (type)face of Central Park

Green and friendly is the new face of New York City's Central Park, and FB Titling Gothic is its new typeface.

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NEWS · September 14, 2011

FB&SND@ONA Meetup

Conferences are a great opportunity to mix and mingle, so while you’re at the ONA11 Boston Conference, meet some of your colleagues from the Society for News Design for some food, drinks and visually stimulating conversation.

We’ll meet at the Back Bay Social Club at 867 Boylston Street. The private party runs from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, but you’re welcome to stay and enjoy the bar’s historic charm afterward.

This meetup is sponsored by Boston’s own Font Bureau, one of the world’s premier type houses and creator of Webtype, Font ...

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NEWS · September 12, 2011

Fall Lineup

From Reykjavík for ATypI, to San Francisco for Brand New, Boston for the SND@ONA Meetup, then St. Louis for SND, Font Bureau and Webtype will be there as conference sponsors and speakers.

Roger Black, Cyrus Highsmith, Jill Pichotta, and Nick Sherman travel to Iceland where the letterform ð (eth) is part of the national identity. Roger and Cyrus take the audience on a non-technical adventure while Nick advocates matters of type and terminology.

Sam Berlow, Harry Parker, and Stephen Coles head to the West Coast for a gathering of designers and aficionados to report on all that is Brand ...

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