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Jane Patterson

An American type designer and President of Design Lab SRL (in partnership with Sebastiano Castiglioni), a digital font foundry in Milan, Italy. Jane Patterson holds degrees in fine and computer arts from Colorado College and the School of Visual Arts in New York. After an apprenticeship with Benguiat, she joined Font Bureau in 1991.

Author of the essay entitled Copyright&Fonts In The Age of Cyber Space.

Jane Patterson designed or co-designed

  • FB Californian (1987-1994, with Carol Twombly and David Berlow). In 1938, Goudy designed California Oldstyle for the University of California Press. In 1958, Lanston issued it as Californian. Carol Twombly digitized the roman in 1988 at Adobe. David Berlow revised it for Font Bureau with italic and small caps. Jane Patterson designed the bold. In 1999, assisted by Richard Lipton and Jill Pichotta, Berlow designed the black and the text and display series.
  • FB Cheltenham (1992).
  • Eldorado (Font Bureau). W. A. Dwiggins created the gorgeous oldstyle font Eldorado during WWII. It was released by Mergenthaler in 1953. Goudy followed an early roman lowercase, cut in the 16th century by Jacques de Sanlecque the elder, aka Granjon. David Berlow, Tobias Frere-Jones, and Thomas Rickner revived and expanded the series in 1993-1994 for Premiere magazine, with versions not only for text and display, but a Micro for six point and smaller.
  • Skyline (1992). Skyline was commissioned from Font Bureau by Condé Nast as headletter for Traveler magazine. Based on Imre Reiner's Corvinus (1929-1934)], and John Downer's Simona.

    In 1995, Maurizio Osti reconstructed and redesigned Ben Shahn's Folk Alphabet, which was originally created as lettering in 1940, with the consent and approval of Mrs. Bernarda Shahn, Shahn's second wife, and the Estate of Ben Shahn, under license from VAGA (New York). FF Folk (2003, Marizio Osti and Jane Patterson) is the only authorized and officially endorsed digital version of Shahn's well-known protest poster lettering.

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file name: Carol Twombly David Berlow Jane Patterson Californian F B 1994c


file name: Carol Twombly David Berlow Jane Patterson Californian F B Display Black 1994


file name: Carol Twombly David Berlow Jane Patterson Californian F B Expert 1994


file name: Carol Twombly David Berlow Jane Patterson Californian F B Italic 1994


file name: Carol Twombly David Berlow Jane Patterson Californian F B Roman 1994


file name: David Berlow Jane Patterson Tobias Frere Jones Tom Rickner Eldorado Display Italic 1993 1994


file name: David Berlow Jane Patterson Tobias Frere Jones Tom Rickner Eldorado Display Roman 1993 1994


file name: David Berlow Jane Patterson Tobias Frere Jones Tom Rickner Eldorado Micro Roman 1993 1994


file name: David Berlow Jane Patterson Tobias Frere Jones Tom Rickner Eldorado Text Light S C 1993 1994


file name: Maurizio Osti Jane Patterson F F Folk 2003 after Ben Shahn Lettering 1940


file name: Maurizio Osti Jane Patterson F F Folk 2003 after Ben Shahn Lettering 1940b


file name: Maurizio Osti Jane Patterson F F Folk 2003 after Ben Shahn Lettering 1940c


file name: Maurizio Osti Jane Patterson F F Folk 2003 after Ben Shahn Lettering 1940d


file name: Jane Patterson Cheltenham F B Bold Condensed 1992


file name: Jane Patterson Cheltenham F B Bold Condensed 1992b


file name: Jane Patterson Cheltenham F B Bold Condensed 1992c


file name: Jane Patterson Skyline Black 1992 after Imre Reinrer Corvinus


file name: Jane Patterson Skyline Black 1992 after Imre Reinrer Corvinus


file name: Jane Patterson Skyline Black 1992 after Imre Reinrer Corvinus







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