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Font Bureau is a founding member of Type Network, a new model for type design, development, licensing, and use. Owned and operated by type designers, Type Network features a common catalog and shopping cart offering fonts from Font Bureau and other member foundries.

Font Bureau’s current licenses, with no changes to existing terms, are now served through Type Network.

Benton Sans

80 Styles

In 1903 faced with the welter of sans offered by ATF, Morris Fuller Benton designed News Gothic, a 20th century standard. In 1995 Tobias Frere-Jones studied drawings in the Smithsonian and started a redesign. Cyrus Highsmith reviewed News Gothic, and with the Font Bureau studio expanded it into Benton Sans, a far reaching new series, with matched weights, widths and performance well beyond the limits of the original; FB 1995-2012


Benton Sans is provided as premium OpenType fonts with a full set of professional OT layout features and extended language support.

Certain styles of Benton Sans are also available as OpenType WGL fonts which cover the Microsoft WGL pan-European character set, including Greek and Cyrillic, and support all EU languages. Please call or email us with your inquiry.

Benton Sans is also available for online use with @font-face through the Webtype hosted font service.

Among other uses, Benton Sans is recommended for Newspaper, Magazine, Book and Corporate use.

Benton Sans

Related Web Fonts
· Benton Sans

Similar Fonts
· Antenna
· Interstate
· ITC Franklin
· Poynter Agate
· Poynter Gothic Text
· Scout
· Titling Gothic FB

Compatible Fonts
· Benton Modern
· Benton Modern Display
· Bullen
· Californian FB
· Escrow
· Farnham
· Garamond FB
· Ibis Display
· Ibis Text
· Miller Banner
· Miller Daily
· Miller Display
· Miller Headline
· Miller Text
· Moderno FB
· Old Modern
· Poynter Oldstyle Display
· Poynter Oldstyle Text
· Scotch FB
· Whitman
· Whitman Display
· Zócalo Banner
· Zócalo Display
· Zócalo Text

Related People
· Cyrus Highsmith
· Tobias Frere-Jones

Related Galleries
· Arizona Daily Star
· Atlanta Journal-Constitution
· Bradenton Herald
· Fitness
· Fortune
· Houston Chronicle
· La Prensa Gráfica
· Rocky Mountain News
· Sacramento Bee
· Self
· The Telegraph