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Nov 07, 2013

Similar But Different

Cyrus Highsmith

About this video


Cyrus likes to keep himself busy. He is a type designer at Font Bureau. He teaches letter drawing at the Rhode Island School of Design. He is the author of the book Inside Paragraphs: Typographic Fundamentals. He is an illustrator and printmaker. In this lecture, Cyrus will discuss the various dimensions of his work and how all the different parts relate. Or don’t.


Cyrus Highsmith

Cyrus is a type designer known for his original approach to drawing letterforms. His designs have been specified for diverse platforms including Rolling Stone, and the Ford Motor Company. He has created custom typefaces for The Wall Street Journal, Martha Stewart Living, ESPN and Men's Health. In 2012, Font Bureau, where he is a Senior Designer, published his first book, Inside Paragraphs: Typographic Fundamentals, about which Matthew Carter wrote "There is nothing you need to understand about using type that's not in this book."