Category Archives: Type Portraits

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


Fort from MCKL

During his years working as a graphic designer, Jeremy Mickel was constantly looking for sans-serifs with a flexible voice and durable performance. Fort is his answer to this brief — a resilient, contemporary grotesk in an ample range of weights. … Continue reading


The Complete Benton Modern Series

All together at last. With the release of Benton Modern’s core text styles and new additions to Benton Modern Display, we now offer the full line of Font Bureau’s popular serif series. It is comprised of Benton Modern RE for small body … Continue reading


Icebox from Font Bureau

In 1997 Cyrus Highsmith bought a box of magnetic letters from a variety store. The colorful, plastic shapes inspired him, and he imagined a type family that didn’t need a refrigerator. Icebox has since evolved beyond its playful origins, taking … Continue reading


Introducing the Monokrom Type Foundry

We are excited to introduce a new type foundry on Webtype, all the way from Norway: Monokrom. Sindre Bremnes and Frode Bo Helland founded the young company in December 2012 to focus on high-quality retail typefaces and custom type design. … Continue reading


Herald Gothic from Font Bureau

Squarish, tall and all caps — Herald Gothic is an incisive typeface for headlines and display typography, designed by Matthew Butterick. The family is based on a single condensed ATF sans-serif from the late 19th century. Butterick added two more weights, and for each … Continue reading


Hermes FB from Font Bureau

Matthew Butterick’s Hermes FB is inspired by Hermes Grotesk, an early 20th century typeface by the Berlin type foundry Woellmer. Like Berthold’s Block it resembles German jobbing type of everyday printing around the 1910s and ’20s. Blunt corners suggest the wear and tear … Continue reading


Shift from MCKL

We are delighted to welcome MCKL as a new type foundry on Webtype. The Minneapolis-based studio, run by Jeremy Mickel, offers retail fonts, custom typeface design, lettering, and logo development. We’re looking forward to a number of unique, eye-catching designs … Continue reading


Helsinki from LudwigType

Our second release from Berlin-based LudwigType is the sans-serif Helsinki, a family inspired by Finnish road signs. Ludwig Übele designed the initial first style during a long winter in the North of Finland in 1998. Like other classic wayfinding typefaces such as … Continue reading


Agency FB from Font Bureau

Font Bureau’s popular Agency FB series of rectangular sans-serif typefaces is now available for the web, exclusively from Webtype. The extensive family, designed by David Berlow, harks back to Morris Fuller Benton’s Agency Gothic for American Type Founders. First released in 1932, it was a … Continue reading


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