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Offbeat charm and subtle wit abound in this thoroughly distinctive, contemporary design which tips its hat to a slightly unorthodox model.
David Jonathan Ross has long been fascinated with the topsy-turvy quality of the so-called French Clarendon style. In its typical Victorian guise, this reverse-contrast genre is usually associated with wood type, circus broadsides, and the Wild West.
With Trilby, Ross eschewed any decorative excess and reined in the eccentricities for a more subdued approach. With generous and inviting letterforms, the result is a surprisingly functional maturity, suited to a variety of uses — from modest stretches of text to today’s headlines, posters, and ads.
Trilby flirts with the current fashion for slab serifs and reimagined Clarendons; but in the end, it goes its own clever way — with a sly smile.
8 Styles: Regular, Medium, Bold, and Black; all with matching Italics.
Available as full-featured OpenType fonts with both lining & text figures, stylistic alternates, and other OpenType layout features.
More Trilby: http://www.fontbureau.com/fonts/Trilby
NEWS & NOTEWORTHY
FB at ATypI: The Heart of the Letter
Font Bureau is proud to be a sponsor of the 2009 ATypI conference being held October 26–30 in Mexico City. Professionals from around the world will converge to celebrate the importance of type as the means of human communication, and to explore its history and its future. FB’s own David Berlow will speak about translating his experiences in designing type for small print to the challenges of developing fonts for the web. Dyana Weissman will present “Heart to Heart: A Collaboration Across Cultures.” And Roger Black will join with Berlow for a survey of the technical hurdles and the big issues of getting non-system fonts right for the web and the screen.
Interlínea: Una Publicación de Font Bureau
As mentioned in last month’s news, FB recently debuted a new promotional piece, entitled Interlínea, at this year’s SND conference. It features several informative articles as well as new type showings. The all-Spanish-language publication is also now available for free download in PDF format.
How Cyrus Highsmith Reads
To the list of Cyrus Highsmith’s various roles — type designer, illustrator, educator, and lecturer — one may now add “aspiring author.” Highsmith is working on a forthcoming book based on his experiences and insights as a type designer, tentatively entitled Invisible Structures. On FB’s Type101 blog, he recently posted a sneak-preview excerpt, How We Read, taken from the work in progress. This same excerpt was included in the Interlínea publication, translated into Spanish. (But on the blog it’s in English!)
Graphic Design, Referenced
Graphic Design, Referenced is the latest offering from Bryony Gomez-Palacio & Armin Vit, the duo behind the UnderConsideration web enterprise. This comprehensive collection of information and inspiration chronicles the scope of contemporary graphic design from the mid 20th century to the present. Among the iconic typefaces represented are a handful from Font Bureau, including Miller, FB Moderno, Giza, FB Titling Gothic, Quiosco, Poynter Gothic, and Sloop. Lavishly illustrated and intelligently organized, it’s a visually sumptuous and stimulating resource. You know, it’s probably not too early to start putting together your holiday wish list.
© 2009 The Font Bureau, Inc.