David Berlow entered the type industry in 1978 as a letter designer for the respected Mergenthaler Linotype type foundry. He joined Bitstream, a newly formed all-digital foundry in 1982. Berlow left Bitstream in 1989, to found The Font Bureau, Inc. with Roger Black. Font Bureau has developed more than 2,000 new and revised type designs for publications, retail distribution and for software developers like Apple Computer Inc. and Microsoft Corporation.
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