Category Archives: Type Portraits

Brando from Bold Monday

Brando by Mike Abbink is a new contemporary serif exploring the balance between mechanical and egyptian forms. It was originally inspired by a bank logotype proposal, then subsequently developed into the robust typeface it is today. The light styles of Brando assume the … Continue reading


Parkinson from Font Bureau

The Parkinson display family was designed in 1976 by Jim Parkinson for Rolling Stone magazine. Roger Black, back then its art director, was looking for an edgy, idiosyncratic style and found Parkinson to be the right lettering artist for this assignment … Continue reading


Custer RE from Font Bureau

  Custer RE is a new typeface by David Berlow in Font Bureau’s Reading Edge series of fonts especially designed for small sizes on screen. In 2009, an architecture book from 1897 in the library of the University of Wisconsin caught David … Continue reading


Big Moore from Font Bureau

Big Moore is the refined and well-balanced transitional display face by Matthew Carter that brings back the proportions true to Baskerville’s times. In 1766, Isaac Moore, manager of Joseph Fry’s type foundry in Bristol, England, issued a specimen under his … Continue reading


Eagle from Font Bureau

The Eagle family is based on Eagle Bold, Morris Fuller Benton’s iconic all-caps display face, drawn in 1933 for the National Recovery Administration. David Berlow designed a matching lowercase, expanded the character set and added a weight slightly less bold more suitable … Continue reading


Miller Banner from Font Bureau

Big, bigger, Miller Banner. Matthew Carter’s grandest member of the Miller series is meant for the largest display applications of ultimate grandeur, taking the Scotch Roman genre to new heights and beyond any examples among its historic antecedents. Hairlines have been sharpened and … Continue reading


Heron Sans & Serif from Font Bureau

The design of the Heron series started when Joe Heroun, Art Director of Men’s Health, commissioned a new headline face for the magazine. In response, Cyrus Highsmith drew a compact, straight-sided sans-serif with taut flattened curves inspired by industrial, machine-made … Continue reading


Nitti Grotesk from Bold Monday

Fresh from Bold Monday comes Nitti Grotesk, the proportional companion to the monospaced family Nitti and part of a larger collection of Grotesque-inspired typefaces by Pieter van Rosmalen. The series originates in his sans-serif Capone from 2003, which evolved into the display family … Continue reading


Introducing TypeManufactur, Georg Salden and his typeface Planet

We are very excited to welcome German type design veteran Georg Salden and his foundry TypeManufactur as a new partner on Webtype. Not only has Salden been creating typefaces for over 50 years now, but he was also one of the first … Continue reading


Farnham Text and Display from Font Bureau

  Font Bureau’s Farnham is a lively transitional serif series that adds personality to editorial text and display applications. Christian Schwartz based his design on the work of German-born punchcutter Johann Fleischmann, a contemporary of Baskerville and Fournier. He was an expert … Continue reading


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