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December 7, 2011
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...
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 ...
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...
October 20, 2011
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!
Green and friendly is the new face of New York City's Central Park, and FB Titling Gothic is its new typeface.
September 14, 2011
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 ...
September 12, 2011
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 ...
July 15, 2011
[Excerpted from the article “Sans-sational” by Allan Haley, HOW Magazine, Type and Color issue, July 2011. Used with permission from the author and publisher.]
Although new sans serif designs are released almost daily, those that are truly unique are tough to find...Condor is among those to pay close attention.
Drawn by David Jonathan Ross, the Condor typeface family finds its roots in earlier designs. “Condor is a modern take on the thick-and-thin lettering style,” Ross says. “These letterforms first caught my attention on a cross-country road trip. At about the same time, I found myself admiring Art Deco inscriptions ...
Every year for many years, probably ever since Font Bureau started, we’ve had offsites. They started out as a once-a-year weekend gathering to some non-Boston locale to determine which fonts we’d be releasing in the coming year. We still gather once a year, usually now to Martha’s Vineyard, but do more than just look at fonts. We still do look at a lot of fonts, though.
May 26, 2011
“If influence can be measured in the quantity of typewritten words produced, then the most powerful wordmonger in history may be Matthew Carter,” writes Julie Lasky in her New York Times article. Carter was honored with the 2011 National Design Award for Lifetime Achievement on Thursday at the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York City. Congrats Matthew, for an extraordinary year of awards!