Type Network + Font Bureau

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.

Bureau Roman

3 Styles

First commissioned by The Washington Post, Bureau Roman revisits Morris Fuller Benton’s 1909 Century Oldstyle, a popular descendant of the oldstyle cut by Alexander Phemister for Miller & Richard in 1860. Working to preserve copyfit on ever-shrinking newspaper pages, David Berlow, assisted by Cyrus Highsmith, expanded this family into the second text face in Font Bureau’s Readability Series; FB 1997–2000

Bureau Roman was part of our Readability Series which offered text grades. If you require a specific grade or all grades, they are available for license at retail pricing. Please call 617-423-8770 or email us with your inquiry.


Bureau Roman is available as standard OpenType fonts with small capitals.

Among other uses, Bureau Roman is recommended for Newspaper and Magazine use.

Bureau Roman

Similar Fonts
· Benton Modern
· Century FB
· Poynter Oldstyle Text

Compatible Fonts
· Big Moore

Related People
· Cyrus Highsmith
· David Berlow