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When lines roamed the earth

Much has gone into research and writing about the Gutenberg revolution, but some facets of the Mergenthaler revolution could bear a little more scrutiny, as you can imagine I am about to give them.

Typography, from feudalism to democracy

By the end of the mechanical type revolution, the effort to serve a growing number of markets that used the Latin alphabet had led the metal letters in the machines to become virtual, while the limitations that mechanical typesetting imposed…

Jump in, the water’s warm

Much has been said and written—by everyone from operating systems developers, app developers, font developers, content-developing users, and just plain-old users—about OpenType variations. “As you were,” “Just a taste,” and “Whole hog!” are three of the many possible attitudes such…

Font Bureau helps Loyalkaspar take type to uncharted territories for SYFY

The branding agency collaborated with Font Bureau on custom typefaces to infuse the science-fiction-and-fantasy channel with a typographic voice as striking as its programming.

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Opacity for all

In the beginning of digital outline fonts, people were not quite sure whether the line being drawn was opaque or transparent.

The Wall Street Journal’s design chief talks type and trustworthiness after launching updated app

Che Douglas, the Journal’s Global Head of Design, oversaw a major overhaul of its digital product, which, like the print edition, prominently features Font Bureau’s Escrow.

Font Bureau leader lifts the curtain on OpenType Variations Font for Google

Pioneering GX variations developer David Berlow says: “Far beyond sliders and movies, there is an expanse yet to be discovered.”

OpenType Font Variations open up a world of possibilities

Font Bureau founder David Berlow, a pioneer from the early days of digital type, thinks we’re finally ready to embrace the power of variations.

Farnham makes the front page

Christian Schwartz expands his Fleischman-inspired family with a finessed set of styles for headlines.

Font Bureau library now available exclusively on Type Network

Font Bureau’s move to exclusive retail distribution on Type Network is in keeping with its history as an independent type foundry collaborating with people passionate about type and design.

Font Bureau and partners launch Type Network

Big changes are happening at Font Bureau. The independent type company is refocusing its brand and collaborating with new foundry partners on a major initiative. Together, they have launched Type Network.