Font Bureau Type Specimens: David Berlow

We’re grateful when the title of a book is its own description. It means we don’t have to write as much. This one is a 2007 showing of faces by David Berlow for Font Bureau. Although the Berlow and the foundry are still around (more or less), many of his faces have been discontinued and aren’t available as OpenType fonts. In many cases this is too bad. As Berlow’s work becomes bought up by other foundries that’re potentially less interested in preserving his history, learning about his work will become more difficult when only poking around on the Internet. Sometimes plain-old ink on paper makes for a pretty good record even if it means we have to get out of chairs to find it and look stuff up.
  • Written and Composed: Christian Schwartz
  • Size: 7.125 × 10.5 inches 
  • Pages: 76
  • Binding: Stapled pamphlet
  • Condition: Some scuffs and dings and cockling and it looks like a ruler was pressed into the cover. The edges of the pages are slightly yellowed as one would expect from a book of this age printed on coated paper. 
  • Publisher: Font Bureau, 2007