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.


Minneapolis Star-Tribune

The design and editorial teams at the Minneapolis Star-Tribune first met in 2002 to address their changing readership and set a new course. Poynter Oldstyle Text and Kent Lew’s Whitman Display were soon brought on board.

Deputy Managing Editor of Visuals, Monica Moses, saw the upscale potential of this designed-for-text typeface in headlines and commissioned as such. It has a Minnesotan “value for intelligence but not self importance” she felt.

Choosing Christian Schwartz’s slab serif Popular was in contrast to the trend of pairing serif and sans serif in a usual display structure. Often set in lowercase, it has immediate appeal for everyone. FB2006

Related Fonts
· Popular
· Poynter Oldstyle Text
· Whitman Display

Services Provided
· Expand existing typeface
· Modify existing typeface
· Modify nameplate or logo
· Typographic audit

Designed by
· Monica Moses