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Portrait David Berlow
David Berlow studied until receiving a fine arts degree in 1977. In 1978 he found employment with the typesetting manufacturer Mergenthaler, Linotype, Stempel and Haas', in their New York City letter-drawing department. In 1982, as a senior type designer he joined Bitstream, Inc. an early digital font foundry, founded the previous year in Cambridge Massachusetts. His current company, The Font Bureau, Inc. was founded in 1989. It carries his typographic products and services to the public via font commissions, font bundles and direct retail font sales, as well as via distributors, like FontShop.

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Now what, type heads? (E)

The biggest change to happen to typography, just happened. The majority of people interacting with type, have shifted from pages, to screens. Less and less of this type on screens, over the last decade, is a preview, becoming instead the final output, or I should say, it's become, one of 'our' main inputs. How's it working for you? Pretty good. Me too. But sometimes... At the same time, or roughly from 1984 to 2004, screen resolutions have gone up, from around 72 dots per inch, to around 90 dots per inch, having a dramatic visual effect on the details of type, as seen, as composed, and as designed. Well, then, what happens when all this has to go to sea?