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Font Bureau

Font Bureau was founded in 1989 by type designer David Berlow and media strategist Roger Black. Headquartered in Boston, MA, the small foundry employs a staff of full-time designers and its library has been contributed to by the likes of Tobias Frere-Jones, Matthew Carter, Jim Parkinson, John Downer, Leslie Cabarga, Cyrus Highsmith, Berlow himself, and others. “In a big way, all the designers whose work is published through Font Bureau are my latest teachers,” Berlow, a recipient of the SoTA Award, says in his Creative Characters interview. “From them I learn how to look at things related to type today from a variety of stylistic and entrepreneurial perspectives.”

Throughout the last quarter of a century, Font Bureau has designed custom typefaces for almost every major American publication and has built a retail library that houses some of the most popular fonts on the market such as bestsellers Interstate and Benton Sans.

“While font technologies continue to evolve, the core principles and skills required to design high quality, worthwhile typefaces have changed little,” Font Bureau states on their website. “The decisions about what designs to produce and how to craft them draw upon a base of typographic knowledge built firmly on hundreds of years of tradition. This remains the essence of what Font Bureau does.”

Berlow’s illustrious career in type design was celebrated when he won the Type Directors Club metal in 2014. “Type designers who lived hundreds and occasionally thousands of years ago are still teaching me, because type design is pretty much infinite,” he says, “and all it takes is a letter you’ve never seen before to incite learning, I think.”

Foundry details

  • Founded: 1989
  • Location:
    The Font Bureau, Inc.
    179 South Street
    7th Floor
    Boston, MA 02111
    United States of America
    phone: 617 423 8770
    fax: 617 423 8771
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166 font families from Font Bureau

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Georgia Pro

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

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20 fonts from $40.00
Georgia Pro Georgia Pro

Verdana Pro

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

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20 fonts from $40.00
Verdana Pro Verdana Pro

Interstate®

  |  available for Desktop

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36 fonts from $40.00
Interstate® Interstate®

Benton Sans®

  |  available for Desktop

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128 fonts from $40.00
Benton Sans® Benton Sans®

Agenda®

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54 fonts from $40.00
Agenda® Agenda®

Nobel®

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18 fonts from $40.00
Nobel® Nobel®

Benton Modern Display

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36 fonts from $40.00
Benton Modern Display Benton Modern Display

Miller Banner™

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10 fonts from $40.00
Miller Banner™ Miller Banner™

Agency FB®

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25 fonts from $40.00
Agency FB® Agency FB®

Antenna

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56 fonts from $40.00
Antenna Antenna

Belizio®

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8 fonts from $40.00
Belizio® Belizio®

Garage Gothic®

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3 fonts from $40.00
Garage Gothic® Garage Gothic®

Relay®

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40 fonts from $40.00
Relay® Relay®

Titling Gothic FB

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49 fonts from $40.00
Titling Gothic FB Titling Gothic FB

Scout

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24 fonts from $40.00
Scout Scout

Eagle™

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4 fonts from $40.00
Eagle™ Eagle™

Whitman®

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24 fonts from $40.00
Whitman® Whitman®

Tangier

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4 fonts from $40.00
Tangier Tangier

Moderno FB

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32 fonts from $40.00
Moderno FB Moderno FB

Amplitude™

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35 fonts from $40.00
Amplitude™ Amplitude™

Proforma®

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24 fonts from $40.00
Proforma® Proforma®

Dispatch™

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16 fonts from $40.00
Dispatch™ Dispatch™

Sloop®

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9 fonts from $40.00
Sloop® Sloop®

Canto

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8 fonts from $40.00
Canto Canto

Escrow™

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44 fonts from $40.00
Escrow™ Escrow™

Hermes FB™

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12 fonts from $40.00
Hermes FB™ Hermes FB™

Berlin Sans®

  |  available for Desktop

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9 fonts from $40.00
Berlin Sans® Berlin Sans®

Stainless®

  |  available for Desktop

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35 fonts from $40.00
Stainless® Stainless®

Bureau Grot

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27 fonts from $40.00
Bureau Grot Bureau Grot

Farnham®

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42 fonts from $40.00
Farnham® Farnham®

Avalon®

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3 fonts from $40.00
Avalon® Avalon®

Salvo Sans

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30 fonts from $40.00
Salvo Sans Salvo Sans

Condor

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60 fonts from $40.00
Condor Condor

Hightower®

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3 fonts from $40.00
Hightower® Hightower®

Constructa®

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7 fonts from $40.00
Constructa® Constructa®

Whitman Display

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28 fonts from $40.00
Whitman Display Whitman Display

Californian FB®

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15 fonts from $40.00
Californian FB® Californian FB®

Starling

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24 fonts from $40.00
Starling Starling

Magneto®

  |  available for Desktop

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3 fonts from $40.00
Magneto® Magneto®

Ironmonger®

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5 fonts from $40.00
Ironmonger® Ironmonger®

Casey

  |  available for Desktop

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3 fonts from $40.00
Casey Casey

Village®

  |  available for Desktop

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10 fonts from $40.00
Village® Village®

Ibis Display

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36 fonts from $60.00
Ibis Display Ibis Display

Skilt Gothic

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18 fonts from $60.00
Skilt Gothic Skilt Gothic

Streamline®

  |  available for Desktop

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2 fonts from $40.00
Streamline® Streamline®

Century FB™

  |  available for Desktop

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1 font from $40.00
Century FB™ Century FB™

Tasse®

  |  available for Desktop

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20 fonts from $40.00
Tasse® Tasse®

Rocky

  |  available for Desktop

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40 fonts from $40.00
Rocky Rocky

Bodega Sans®

  |  available for Desktop

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9 fonts from $40.00
Bodega Sans® Bodega Sans®

Giza®

  |  available for Desktop

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16 fonts from $40.00
Giza® Giza®

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