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Juliana Text

Elegance and economy return to fashion with David Berlow’s revival of Sem Hartz’s Juliana. Originally commissioned in 1952 by Walter Tracy and released by British Linotype & Machinery in 1958, Juliana was (in Hartz’s own words) “simply an attempt to make a rather narrow and space-saving type, as legible as possible.” It was embraced by the British paperback market, finding a home in several Penguin editions.

In 2001, while attending a meeting of the Association of American University Presses, Berlow asked some book designers there “what they wanted that they didn’t have.” The resulting discussion led him to this revival — a classic text face reborn.

2 Styles: Roman + Roman SC, Italic + Italic SC.

Available as full-fledged OpenType fonts with small caps, oldstyle & lining figures, and long-descender variants.

More Juliana: http://www.fontbureau.com/fonts/Juliana

NEWS & NOTEWORTHY

 

Palm Pre Launches with Fonts by Font Bureau

Palm recently released its next-generation smartphone, the Palm Pre, with its revolutionary new system, webOS. To build a unique visual experience for the Pre user, Palm commissioned a suite of system fonts from the Font Bureau. The geometric sans serif fonts, named Prelude, were designed by Font Bureau co-founder David Berlow, who has also developed fonts for Microsoft and Apple.

More: http://www.fontbureau.com/news/2009-06-10

 

Cyrus Highsmith: A Creative Character

The February 2009 edition of MyFonts’ Creative Characters newsletter featured a fresh interview with Font Bureau senior designer Cyrus Highsmith. Declaring him “one of the truly original new voices in American type design,” editor Jan Middendorp queried Highsmith on a variety of topics, from his training and influences to his career at Font Bureau and teaching at RISD.

More: http://new.myfonts.com/newsletters/cc/200902.html

 

Dyana Weissman Speaks Up

In late January, the popular design blog Speak Up posted an interview with Font Bureau’s Dyana Weissman. In the words of guest editor Christian Palino, “I thought it would be interesting to reach out to one of the younger designers over at the Font Bureau whose name might not be as well known (yet), and get some insights into her process, the industry and all things letter-centric.” Fortunately, for those who missed it, the article is still available in their archives.

More: http://www.underconsideration.com/speakup/archives/005700.html

 © 2009 The Font Bureau, Inc.