Designer: Tobias Frere-Jones

  1. Gotham Typeface
    "Every designer has admired the no-nonsense lettering of the American vernacular, those letters of paint, plaster, neon, glass and steel…
  2. Whitney Typeface
    "Whitney: clear for signage, compact for print. A type family originally developed for New York’s Whitney Museum, Whitney contends with…
  3. Sentinel Typeface
    "For everyone who’s ever wished Clarendons had italics, everyone whose favorite slab serif is shy a few weights, and everyone…
  4. Interstate Typeface
    Interstate is a neo-grotesque sans-serif typeface designed by Tobias Frere-Jones in the period 1993-99, and licensed by Font Bureau. The…
  5. Verlag Typeface
    "Originally envisioned as a riff on the Guggenheim’s iconic Art Deco lettering, Verlag developed into its own family of versatile…
  6. Mercury Display Typeface
    "A succinct family of display faces, Mercury answers the call for a contemporary serif that’s smart, quick, and articulate. The…
  7. Knockout Typeface
    "A sweeping collection of 32 sans serifs, Knockout restores some much-needed vitality to an overlooked corner of the typographic spectrum.…
  8. Poynter Gothic Text Typeface
    Morris Fuller Benton’s drawings at the Smithsonian show a creative concern for effects of scale on typeface design. Tobias Frere-Jones…
  9. Poynter Old Style Display Typeface
    In the sixteen-seventies, Christopher Plantin was the largest publisher of his day. Hendrik van den Keere cut for him an…
  10. Garage Gothic Typeface
  11. Niagara Typeface
    While not a revival in the strictest sense of the word, Niagara recalls the crisp, elegant geometry found in some…
  12. Chronicle Text Typeface
    A scotch face designed for the New Times newspaper chain. Chronicle Text had to be sturdy enough to cope with…
  13. Armada Typeface
    Tobias Frere-Jones began Armada in 1987. An experiment in algorithmic design, Armada follows the verticals and flat arches so often…
  14. Vitesse Typeface
    "Engineered for responsive handling and a sporty ride, Vitesse is a twenty-first century slab serif that’s agile, steady, confident and…
  15. Nobel Typeface
    Conceived around the same time as Futura, Nobel lacks its strict adherence to geometric forms (perhaps a consequence of de…
  16. Griffith Gothic Typeface
    Of all his work, Chauncey Griffith claimed one type, Bell Gothic, as his own design. Griffith Gothic is a revival…