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Cyrus Highsmith

Cyrus Highsmith

Information about the typeface designer Cyrus Highsmith and his fonts.

In 1997 Cyrus Highsmith graduated with honors from Rhode Island School of Design and joined the Font Bureau. As Senior Designer, he concentrates on development of new type series.

A faculty member at RISD, he teaches typography in the department of Graphic Design. He lectures and gives workshops across the United States, Mexico and Europe. In 2001, Highsmith was featured in Print Magazine's New Visual Artist Review.

His typefaces Prensa and Relay were among the winners at bukva:raz!, the international type design competition. He has exhibited his work in the United States and Europe.

Martha Stewart Living, The Source, Mens Health, the Spanish edition of Playboy, Rolling Stone, The Montreal Gazette (Canada), and The Sunday Independent (London) have featured his faces. He has designed types for La Prensa Gráfica (El Salvador) and El Universal (Mexico City). In 2002 he produced new headline series for The Wall Street Journal that satisfied complex contemporary requirements while remaining within the traditional typographic character that distinguishes the Journal.

The wide range of his work is important to Highsmith. He considers himself above all a draftsman. Drawing is his lifelong passion. He combines an energetic illustrative approach with enthusiasm for typographic communication, leading to a diverse library of original designs. Highsmith draws a calligraphic script for a wedding invitation as comfortably as an industrial strength sans-serif.

[Cyrus Highsmith, July 2003]

Fonts designed by Cyrus Highsmith (A-Q):

  A-Q  R-Z  

Amira Black
Antenna Black
Antenna Compressed
Antenna Compressed Black
Antenna Condensed
Antenna Condensed Black
Antenna Extra Condensed
Antenna Extra Condensed Black
Antenna Thin
Benton Sans
Benton Sans Black
Benton Sans Compressed
Benton Sans Condensed
Benton Sans Extra Compressed
Benton Sans Thin
Bureau Roman
Bureau Roman Bold
Daleys Gothic
Dispatch Compressed
Dispatch Condensed
Dispatch Extended
Escrow Black
Escrow Compressed
Escrow Compressed Black
Escrow Condensed
Escrow Condensed Black
Escrow Text
Escrow Text Black
Heron Sans
Heron Sans Bold
Heron Sans Light
Heron Serif
Heron Serif Bold
Heron Serif Light
Ibis Display
Ibis Display Compressed
Ibis Display Condensed
Ibis Text
Miller Display
Miller Text
Occupant Gothic
Prensa Display
Prensa Display Compressed Black
Quiosco Bold
Quiosco Four
Quiosco One
Quiosco Three
Quiosco Two

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