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.


5 Styles

Initially conceived by Matthew Butterick as a Bulmer revival, Wessex took on characteristics of Baskerville & Caledonia as design proceeded. In 1938, W.A. Dwiggins had taken the hard necessities of the non-kerning line-caster italic duplexed onto the same widths as roman, and turned them into design virtues. Inspired by the surprising beauty of his wide-bodied Caledonia italic, Butterick used it as a model for Wessex; FB 1993

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

Change text:

 Wessex - Roman Smallcaps

 Wessex - Roman Titling

 Wessex - Roman

 Wessex - Italic

 Wessex - Semibold

Similar Fonts
· Juliana
· Whitman

Compatible Fonts
· Big Moore
· Novia

Related People
· Matthew Butterick