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.


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Hidden Gems

Wedding Style

As any June bride will tell you, it’s not too early to be thinking about spring nuptial invitations. If there is a wedding anywhere in your design future, here are some suggestions to inspire you.

Elegant scripts are stereotypically associated with weddings, from the days of engraved society printing. Biscotti was designed especially for Brides magazine as a fresh take on a traditional engraved script, while Novia provides a more formal interpretation.

A more lively (but no less elegant) atmosphere can be summoned with the calligraphic Sloop and all its alternate flourishes.

If scripts suggest the flow of a white satin gown, then crisp Modern serif styles like Benton Modern Display or Escrow evoke the elegance of a top hat, white tie, and tails — lending suitable sophistication to any formal invitation.

The modern simplicity of Whitman (also used by Brides magazine, as well as The Knot) delivers a less formal, more contemporary style.

In a somewhat different vein, the soft warmth of an oldstyle like Hightower can summon a rich, letterpress-like quality.

Among sans serifs, Nobel, with its elegant proportions, and Relay, with its slightly Deco undertones, are popular choices for a simple, unfettered approach.

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Typographer at Law

A typographer-lawyer is a rare and curious breed indeed. As one such specimen, Matthew Butterick piqued the interests of Steven Heller, who recently interviewed him for Voice, the AIGA’s online journal of design. They talk about Butterick’s diverse careers as a designer, website developer, and now litigator. They examine the phenomenon behind his unique Typography for Lawyers website. And they touch on the recent expansion of his FB Hermes family (featured in last month’s FB News).

Read: http://www.aiga.org/content.cfm/typographer-at-law-an-interview-with-matthew-butterick


A Change of Fortune

Fortune magazine recently unveiled a bold and acclaimed redesign, led by creative director John Korpics. To herald the new direction, he enlisted the Font Bureau’s Cyrus Highsmith to draw a brand new logo. Building on some letterforms from an upcoming release of his, Highsmith crafted a crisp, dynamic new nameplate worthy of the seminal publication’s distinguished history and reputation.

More: http://type101.fontbureau.com/archives/715


Who Shot the Serif?

Once again, David Jonathan Ross’s Trilby has been getting coverage in the press. In a feature article for HOW magazine’s annual Typography issue, Allan Haley takes a look at seven versatile new serif fonts you can add to your type wardrobe, with Trilby among them. If you missed the article, back issues are available from HOW’s website. While the entire article is not published online, we’ve excerpted the Trilby section on our Type 101 blog.

Read: http://type101.fontbureau.com/archives/681

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