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BEHIND THE SCENES · May 6, 2009

If It’s May, It Must Be Offsite …

This past weekend, May 1st through the 3rd, we gathered for our annual offsite meeting -- a chance for the whole FB team to get together in one location. Once again this year, the tribe descended on Martha’s Vineyard, home to our peerless leaders, both David and Sam (for a little while longer, anyway).

The gathering consists of FB staff, consultants & “extended family,” and wise counsel (i.e., Matthew Carter ;-). It’s a once-a-year opportunity to get everyone together in the same place at the same time -- a time for a little reflection and a little projection: reviewing sales figures, discussing trends and opportunities, sharing recent accomplishments, and forging ...

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NEWS · May 5, 2009

Font Bureau Fonts in Typographica’s Favorites of 2008

Zócalo, Benton Modern Display, ITC Franklin, and Rocky were all selected in Typographica’s Favorite Typefaces of 2008. In the words of Nick Sherman “...it’s significant that the ever-increasing quality in type design these days — dubbed by some as the new “golden age” of type — has caused this year’s list to supersede previous lists in many ways.”

Dyana Weissman was also invited to review Lakeside by Mark Simonson.

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INTERVIEWS · January 29, 2009

Speak Up Interview with Font Bureau’s Dyana Weissman

”With the increasing number of typefaces entering the market these days, more and more type designers are finally getting some of the recognition they deserve. In light of this, I thought it would be interesting to reach out to one of the younger designers over at the Font Bureau whose name might not be as well known (yet), and get some insights into her process, the industry and all things letter-centric.” Guest Editorial by Christian Palino

Read the interview on Speak Up with Dyana Weissman.

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NEW TYPE · December 18, 2008

New Fonts: Zocalo, Whitman Display, and Benton Sans

Font Bureau announces the release of six new and expanded typefaces from our drawing studio: Whitman Display, Whitman, Benton Sans, Zócalo Text, Zócalo Banner and Zócalo Display.

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WHITMAN DISPLAY
Classical Traits with a Spartan Finish

Drawing inspiration from W.A. Dwiggins and Eric Gill, book designer Kent Lew blended classical design traits with a crisp, spartan finish to create the original Whitman. In 2004, Monica Moses saw even greater potential and commissioned headline styles for the Minneapolis Star Tribune, noting that “it’s intelligent-looking without being aloof, fussy, or snooty.” Expanded further for Fortune magazine and ...

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NEW TYPE · September 15, 2008

New Fonts: Benton Modern Display, Rocky & ITC Franklin

Font Bureau is pleased to announce the release of three new typefaces from our drawing studio: Benton Modern Display, Rocky & ITC Franklin!

BENTON MODERN DISPLAY
All Grown Up

Benton Modern Text was first prepared by Font Bureau for the Boston Globe and the Detroit Free Press. Design and proportions were taken from M.F. Benton’s turn-of-the-century Century Expanded, drawn for ATF, faithfully reviving this epoch-making magazine and news text roman. The italic was based on Century Schoolbook. These new display cuttings were prepared by Dyana Weissman and Richard Lipton.

36 Styles: Light, Regular, Semibold and Bold in Normal, Condensed ...

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NEW TYPE · September 10, 2008

New Font: Benton Modern Display, All Grown Up

Font Bureau is pleased to announce the release of a major new typefaces from our drawing studio: Benton Modern Display!

Benton Modern Text was first prepared by Font Bureau for the Boston Globe and the Detroit Free Press. Design and proportions were taken from M.F. Benton’s turn-of-the-century Century Expanded, drawn for ATF, faithfully reviving this epoch-making magazine and news text roman. The italic was based on Century Schoolbook. These new display cuttings were prepared by Dyana Weissman and Richard Lipton.

36 Styles: Light, Regular, Semibold and Bold in Normal, Condensed, Extra Condensed and Compressed widths. Black and Ultra ...

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NEW TYPE · September 9, 2008

New Font: Rocky, a Latin With Bodoni Proportions, or a Bodoni With Latin Serifs?

Font Bureau is pleased to announce the release of a major new typefaces from our drawing studio: Rocky!

For years Matthew Carter wondered why no Latins with Bodoni proportions had been developed, or why no Bodonis had Latin serifs. He solved this problem by drawing Rocky Regular and Bold with italics to fill the gap, then expanded the family with the aid of Richard Lipton. In publications, they provide a sharp spot of typographic “color” as signature headletter series for Roger Black’s redesign of the Rocky Mountain News.

40 Styles: Light, Regular, Medium, Bold, and Black in Compressed, Extra ...

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NEW TYPE · September 8, 2008

New Font: ITC Franklin, the Definitive Revision by David Berlow

Font Bureau is pleased to announce the release of a major new typefaces from our drawing studio: David Berlow.

In 1902 American Type Founders’ release of Franklin Gothic introduced Morris Fuller Benton. In 1979 Victor Caruso, International Typeface Corporation, increased the series to four photocomp weights, Light, Medium, Bold and Black, all with italics. In 1991 David Berlow added Condensed, Compressed and Extra Compressed widths. Berlow has completed his definitive revision, a single new series, ITC Franklin.

48 Styles: Thin, Light, Medium, Bold, Black and Ultra in Compressed, Condensed,

Narrow and Normal widths. All ...

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NEWS · August 6, 2008

Notes from Type Camp Galiano

Just a couple pictures from TypeCamp today. I gave a lecture on being a typeface designer

and we handed out the specimen books. The campers loved ‘em.

—Dyana Weissman, Staff Designer

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INTERVIEWS · July 2, 2008

Cyrus Highsmith & Leslie Cabarga in Print Magazine

Cyrus Highsmith and Leslie Cabarga are among seven type designers that tell Print Magazine what it’s like to see their fonts in unexpected contexts.

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