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NEWS · July 15, 2011

HOW: Condor among the “Sans-sational”

[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 ...

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BEHIND THE SCENES · June 16, 2011

Same time this year

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.

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NEWS · May 26, 2011

Matthew Carter Receives 2011 National Design Award for Lifetime Achievement

“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!


NEW TYPE, TYPE DESIGN · May 25, 2011

New Type! Salvo Sans & Salvo Serif

Cyrus Highsmith designed Salvo Sans & Salvo Serif (originally called Boomer Sans & Boomer Serif) as one series for AARP. It’s been called “hopeful, informative, alive, embracing and delightful.” We couldn’t agree more.


NEWS · May 6, 2011

Designing with Web Fonts: The Evolution of Typography in the Digital Realm

On Tuesday, May 24 at 6:30pm join Font Bureau with Webtype, Monotype Imaging, Fonts.com Web Fonts, and AIGA Boston for an evening focused on web typography. Learn how typography on the web has evolved, what WOFF (Web Open Font Format) is about, options for using web fonts, and be inspired by the creative possibilities for designers.

We’ll have a cocktail reception and hands-on demos followed by a panel discussion led by Font Bureau’s, Sam Berlow. The panel will include web designers, font foundries, developers and more. Stay tuned for panelist details!

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NEWS, PARKER TYPE HISTORY · March 23, 2011

Mike Parker to Receive the Type Director’s Club Medal

“For more than 50 years, print historian and industry leader Mike Parker has been shepherding the development of typography: from hot metal, to photocomposition, to digital. The TDC recognizes individuals in the typographic and graphic design communities who have excelled in the field of typography, whether in typeface design or type usage.” He will be honored at the TDC on the evening of Wednesday, April 6th for his extraordinary and lifelong contributions to the field. Read more...


NEWS, TYPE DESIGN · March 10, 2011

iLT: Through Thick and Thin

“Ever since I started to draw type, one of the challenges that has intrigued me the most is figuring out how letters carry their weight,” David Jonathan Ross begins in his article for I Love Typography. He illustrates his exploration with three of his typefaces, Manicotti, Trilby (above), and Condor.


NEWS · January 28, 2011

wwword: Chasing Technology, an Interview with David Berlow

Lucy Sisman begins her interview with David Berlow for wwword, “At any given time there are a few people who can see into the future and anticipate what we will all need. David Berlow, type designer, is one of them.... While he is respected and innovative as a designer, his career has meant more than that: part creative technician, part techy genius, he has been instrumental in pioneering type design for a new medium.” Read more here.

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NEWS, TYPE DESIGN · January 27, 2011

Miller & Interstate in MoMA’s Collection

The Museum of Modern Art announced the acquisition of 23 new digital typefaces for its Architecture and Design Collection, including Font Bureau’s Miller by Matthew Carter and Interstate by Tobias Frere-Jones.

This acquisition is significant because generally graphic design has not figured prominently in the museum’s focus and has been historically limited to posters. Recognizing this, the museum set out to correct what was considered “a lacuna in the collection,” according to Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator of Architecture and Design at MoMA, and typefaces were identified among the new categories to be addressed. In fact, only one other ...

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NEWS · December 21, 2010

Fonts In Use Launched!

Fonts In Use will catalog and examine real-world typography. From the editor: “So much of design critique is focused on graphics and photography. It’s time to shed light on the most basic element of communication: the type. At Fonts In Use we’ll catalog and examine real-world typography wherever it appears — branding, advertising, signage, packaging, publications, in print and online — with an emphasis on the typefaces used.” Read on...

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