Tag Archives: Sans

New styles in the Nobel family: Nobel Condensed

Font Bureau’s Nobel family is now available in even more styles on Webtype. We added condensed widths and extra light weights for large headlines from elegant to punchy. Designed in 1993 by Tobias Frere-Jones, Nobel is based on Sjoerd Hendrik … Continue reading


New from Font Bureau: Apres

Apres is an extensive sans-serif series by David Berlow originally designed for the Palm Pre smart phone in 2009 (now HP WebOS) for use both on screen and in their printed material. Initially, Berlow developed a family of six fonts for … Continue reading


New from Ludwig Type: Riga and Riga Screen

Riga by Ludwig Übele is a space-saving humanist sans-serif series, designed to work particularly well onscreen. Its personality is clear and practical; small caps and true italics give it a warm, somewhat sophisticated touch. Economical proportions, large x-height and open … Continue reading


Brand Everywhere: NYC Central Park

Continuing our Brand Everywhere series, we feature another exemplary execution of typographic consistency across platforms, from print to web to mobile. Green and friendly is the new face of New York City’s Central Park, and FB Titling Gothic is its … Continue reading


Webtype in use: MFA Design Program at the School of Visual Arts NYC

When it comes to presenting themselves online, design schools often tend to push the usability envelope in an effort to show off the innovative spirit of the institution. Amid this flurry of websites that are dazzling but confounding, the home … 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


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


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


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


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


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