Tag Archives: Cyrus Highsmith

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


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


Stainless from Font Bureau

Distinctly contemporary and robust — we are happy to now offer webfonts for Font Bureau’s popular type family Stainless. Stainless started out in designer Cyrus Highsmith’s sketchbook where he was experimenting with the idea for a sans serif version of his slab serif Dispatch. As … Continue reading


Scout and Scout RE from Font Bureau

Scout, our latest release from Font Bureau, is a fresh yet pleasantly familiar sans serif by Cyrus Highsmith. Originally drawn for the redesign of the magazine Entertainment Weekly, Highsmith found inspiration in early 20th century German grotesks such as Venus, DIN, … Continue reading


Dispatch and Dispatch Mono from Font Bureau

Our latest releases from Font Bureau are the slab serif families Dispatch and its brand new small-sized companion, Dispatch Mono. Cyrus Highsmith created the series in his search for a typeface with industrial atmosphere that can serve a variety of applications and sizes. … Continue reading


From Font Bureau: Serge

We are delighted to introduce Cyrus Highsmith’s latest typeface design in a simultaneous release as web and desktop fonts from Font Bureau. Bonjour, Serge! The lively script in three weights resembles the rich French lettering tradition (think Roger Excoffon’s Mistral) but … Continue reading


From Font Bureau: Salvo Sans & Salvo Serif

We are happy to introduce Webtype’s most extensive type series to date — Salvo Sans and Salvo Serif. The exceptionally comprehensive and versatile families count as many as 60 fonts altogether: sans and slab-serif styles in five weights and three width plus italics, … Continue reading


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