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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“An exploration in ruggedness” is one phrase that David Jonathan Ross uses to describe his new typeface Turnip. Inspired in part by a fondness for Bookman and similar oldstyle antiques, Ross crafted an energetic tension between squarish inner and round outer shapes to create an original, contemporary homage. “While many text serifs strive for evenness and elegance, I wanted text set in Turnip to have some bite.” The design is rustic but not unrefined — a vigorous and charmingly readable face for body text.

Turnip comes in six weights from light to black, each with italics. The fonts are outfitted with extended language support and a host of OpenType layout features — including small caps, multiple figure styles, case-sensitive punctuation, arbitrary fractions, numeric & alphabetic superiors, stylistic alternates, plus a collection of ornaments and borders.

Turnip is also the first type family from Font Bureau to be released simultaneously for print and for web use through Webtype. Turnip’s hardy features and wide stance made it a good candidate for translation to the screen. What makes the family particularly versatile for websites is the inclusion of Turnip RE (Reading Edge) fonts specially adapted for small sizes onscreen.

Whether you’re looking for a rugged face for print or a robust design for web use — or want to coordinate both! — the Turnip family is ready for harvest. Dig in.

12 Styles: Light, Book, Regular, Medium, Bold, and Black, all with Italics.

Turnip is provided as premium OpenType fonts with a full set of professional OT layout features and extended language support.

Turnip and TurnipRE are also available for online use with @font-face through the Webtype hosted font service.

Read more about Turnip and David Jonathan Ross in Ellen Shapiro’s profile on Imprint.

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



Living on the Reading Edge

A new web page dedicated to Font Bureau’s Reading Edge™ webfont series has been created to demonstrate our latest advancements for text types onscreen. It showcases the available RE font families and explains how and why they were designed to optimize rendering and readability at small sizes. There are plenty of examples of the RE fonts in use, including links to real-world client sites living on the reading edge of webfonts.

See For Yourself: http://www.fontbureau.com/ReadingEdge/


The Honorable Mike Parker

At this year’s TypeCon in Milwaukee, the Society of Typographic Aficionados presented Mike Parker with the SOTA Typography Award, given each year to an outstanding member of the type community. Parker was honored for his long and illustrious career and for the indelible imprint that he has made on the entire type industry as we have come to know it today. Well deserved!

More: http://www.typecon.com/archives/1898


New Digs for Font Bureau

This summer, Font Bureau made a long anticipated move to new offices. We didn’t move far — just across the Fort Point Channel, closer to downtown Boston. For any of you who have occasion to send snail mail, please make a note of our new address below. Our phone numbers all moved with us, so nothing else has really changed. And, of course, our virtual address remains the same as always.

Still Here: http://www.fontbureau.com/

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