David Berlow on the future of typography

Monotype fonts collage
(Image credit: Monotype)

Known as the godfather of type, David Berlow began his career in 1978 creating letters for the Haas, Mergenthaler, Linotype and Stempel type foundries. In 1989, he founded the The Font Bureau  along with designer Roger Black, and created typefaces for big tech brands such as Apple Computer Inc and Google Inc, as well as for editorial heavyweights such as The New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, Esquire Magazine and The Wall Street Journal. 

Recently, Monotype acquired 39 type families created by Berlow, including classics such as Belizio, Bureau-Grot and the Poynter series. We caught up with Berlow to find out about the thinking behind this decision, as well as chat with him about the future of fonts, his type heroes and how he created fonts for Apple.

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Rosie Hilder

Rosie Hilder is Creative Bloq's Deputy Editor. After beginning her career in journalism in Argentina – where she worked as Deputy Editor of Time Out Buenos Aires – she moved back to the UK and joined Future Plc in 2016. Since then, she's worked as Operations Editor on magazines including Computer Arts, 3D World and Paint & Draw and Mac|Life. In 2018, she joined Creative Bloq, where she now assists with the daily management of the site, including growing the site's reach, getting involved in events, such as judging the Brand Impact Awards, and helping make sure our content serves the reader as best it can.