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BEHIND THE SCENES · May 13, 2008

Font Bureau Offsite on Martha’s Vineyard

The first weekend in May marks Font Bureau’s annual offsite meeting on Martha’s Vineyard.

It’s when our staff come together to reflect on the previous year, and plan for the year to come. OpenType was very much on the table, as well as upcoming font releases, marketing directions, and website initiatives. Good times and food were also present, even though sunny weather was not.

Quotable quotes:

”Around this time every year I hear from brides and mothers of brides.”
— Mark, when asked about tech support

”You can’t prevent people from doing what they want, but you ...

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INTERVIEWS · April 24, 2008

David Berlow Interviewed for MyFonts

”Although David Berlow is obviously too young to be counted among the grand old men of American typography, he is certainly one of its most influential figures.”

http://www.myfonts.com/newsletters/cc/200709.html

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INTERVIEWS · April 22, 2008

Matthew Carter and Cyrus Highsmith Interviewed for NY Times Blog

At the New York Times’s blog Campaign Stops, Steve Heller interviews designers and typographers about the McCain campaign’s use of the typeface, Optima.

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INTERVIEWS · April 21, 2008

David Berlow on John Berry’s Blog

“David Berlow has always been a consummate type designer, crafting new faces and new versions of old faces for any number of specific, practical uses.”

—John Berry, April 21st 2008

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INTERVIEWS · April 15, 2008

Typographica’s Interview with Cyrus Highsmith

http://typographica.org/001155.php

“He has been called ‘one of the truly original new voices in American type design’ on account of his vast range of new typefaces, alongside numerous revivalist projects.”

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INTERVIEWS · April 3, 2008

Eye Magazine Profile: Cyrus Highsmith

http://eyemagazine.com/feature.php?id=130&fid=569

“Type designer Cyrus Highsmith learnt the craft through both study and apprenticeship”

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INTERVIEWS · April 2, 2008

Newsweek Interviews Roger Black, Matthew Carter, and Sam Berlow

http://www.newsweek.com/id/129573

Fun with Fonts: In this video clip, Newsweek’s Jessica Bennett quizzes Roger Black on what the font you choose says about you.

Just Go to Helvetica: “Or at least to Verdana. Because without a signature font at the moment, you’ll never be letter-perfect.” Matthew Carter and Sam Berlow are quoted.

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NEW TYPE · March 6, 2008

New Fonts: Scout and FB Moderno

March 6, 2008. Boston

Font Bureau is excited to announce the release of two major new typefaces from our drawing studio - Scout and FB Moderno.

SCOUT

A fresh new sans serif, something always useful, Scout (and a related logotype) was drawn by Cyrus Highsmith, a senior type designer at Font Bureau, for Geraldine Hessler’s 2006 redesign of Entertainment Weekly. The 24 style family marks the magazine’s first significant typographic update in a decade. Scout created a new typographic identity for the magazine with a design that derives structural elements from both new and old: DIN, Venus, and Cairoli ...

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INTERVIEWS · February 25, 2008

Sam Berlow interviewed on NPR’s On The Media

http://www.onthemedia.org/transcripts/2008/02/22/05

Character Matters:

The fonts that presidential candidates select for their campaign logos reflect an important act of political branding. Sam Berlow of The Font Bureau Inc. says the logos all speak volumes about the candidates they represent.

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NEW TYPE · July 12, 2007

New Fonts: Casey and Biscotti

July 3, 2007. Boston

Font Bureau, Inc. is proud to present two new script families for summer, whether you are celebrating a friend’s wedding or a baseball season:

CASEY - a fat-bottomed Script in 3 weigths

Casey, Leslie Cabarga’s latest script, recalls Casey at the Bat, Enerest Lawrence Thayer’s vivid old baseball poem. Once, fat-bottomed scripts like Casey were everywhere but they barely survived as logos for Campbell’s soup, Ford, Coca-Cola and, of course, the Dodgers. In 2000, Emigre’s logo brought one back and popular use was on again. Cabarga’s splendid take on the swinging ...

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