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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New Release

Miller Banner

Miller Banner reaches new heights by going all out. It’s big in personality, beautiful in its crisp, elegant forms, and splendid in large typographic landscapes.

Miller Banner is both a complement and a contrast to Matthew Carter’s wildly popular Miller series for publications. Prepared by Richard Lipton, the expansion completes the series by providing a range of styles for use in oversized banner headlines and titles. But it goes beyond its sturdy Scotch heritage, venturing into seductive realms of dramatic contrast, slender thins, and superfine serifs.

It’s as equally at home on the pages of a slick, high-heel-strutting fashion magazine as on a travel poster touting the windswept mountains and sinuous lochs of the Scottish Highlands. Miller Banner is a designer’s must-have for highlighting all things bigger than they are, more beautiful by their contrast, and deemed splendid in their own right.

10 Styles: Light, Roman, Semibold, Bold, and Black; All with italics.

More Miller Banner: http://www.fontbureau.com/fonts/MillerBanner/



The Story of Type: Nicholas Jenson

The Renaissance in mid-fifteenth-century Venice saw the emergence of humanistic styles for the developing commercial world, separate from the monastic blackletter dominated by the Church. Nicholas Jenson devised a model roman type which comprises the earliest printed letterforms that still appear fully familiar to our eyes. This is the fourth installment of Mike Parker’s historical writings.

Read: http://type101.fontbureau.com/parker-type-history-4/


Recta Revived

Louise Paradis, hailing from Montreal and a graduate student in Lausanne, spent three weeks in our Boston studio immersed in drawing a revival of Recta, a typeface by Italian type designer Aldo Novarese. Mary Louise Marino had a chance to interview her about what led her to Font Bureau, working with Dyana Weissman and David Jonathan Ross, and what was her favorite thing in Boston.

Read: http://type101.fontbureau.com/louise-paradis-revival-recta/


A Genius Awarded

Accolades again to Matthew Carter! On the heels of receiving the AIGA Boston Fellows Award, he is among 22 others selected for the 2010 MacArthur Fellows, often referred to as the “genius award.” He is among an impressive line up of recipients including a jazz pianist, quantum astrophysicist, and the master stone carver, Nicholas Benson. Congratulations!

More: http://www.macfound.org/site/c.lkLXJ8MQKrH/b.6241247/k.898C/Matthew_Carter.htm


Enter the Web Font Awards!

“You won your freedom. Now win the competition.” Using Webtype fonts of course! Celebrate your new found typographic freedom with the web font technology by submitting your latest and greatest website design. Not likely to finish your masterpiece in time for the November 7 deadline? No worries, you can still participate by rating and commenting on others’ submissions — all the while getting even more inspired!

More: http://www.webfontawards.com/

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