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.


4 Styles

John Downer designed SamSans in 1993 in reaction to Sam Berlow’s request for a casual, condensed sans. The series, replete with alternate characters in every style, is executed in informal Downer style, vivid with the energy of the showcard vernacular. New italics, added in 1996, pick up and continue the themes behind the roman, using the brush-drawn strokes to form a peculiarly American contribution to letter design; FB 1993–96

Among other uses, SamSans is recommended for Magazine, Book and Corporate use.

Change text:

 SamSans - Thin

 SamSans - Thin Italic

 SamSans - Bold

 SamSans - Bold Italic

Related People
· John Downer