Fonts In Use is an independent project led by Sam Berlow, Stephen Coles, and Nick Sherman. Learn more.
Sam Berlow Publisher
After graduating from The University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in History, Sam Berlow migrated east to work in the Boston Public Schools. From this rewarding experience, Berlow moved on to become an Apple Education Sales Consultant, and in 1992 joined the Font Bureau as General Manager. Since relocating to Martha’s Vineyard, Berlow consults with designers and continues to oversee day-to-day operations at the Font Bureau.
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Stephen Coles Editor
Stephen is a writer, designer, and typographic consultant who is particularly obsessed with typeface selection and the relationship between font makers and users. His other exploits include Typographica.org, Chromeography, and The Mid-Century Modernist. Formerly Type Director at FontShop San Francisco, Stephen now works independently out of Berlin and his cat’s home in Oakland.
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Nick Sherman Designer, Contributor
Nick is a Brooklyn-based typographer working with the Font Bureau. Originally from Cape Cod and Boston, he is also a skateboarder, pizza enthusiast, musician, and classic horror film buff. Nick previously worked at MyFonts, where he overhauled the design and helped organize, curate, and promote the world’s largest collection of fonts. His current projects include Woodtyper, Pizza Rules!, Specimenism, and a personal photo journal.
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Rob Meek Developer
Rob is a creative technologist based in Berlin. He has created a number of typographic tools including FontStruct (for FontShop), the Meek FM typographic synthesizer, and the FontShop CS plugin.
Indra Kupferschmid Contributor
Indra is a typographer and teacher living and working on trains all across Germany. When she is not teaching the secrets of good typography to her students in Saarbrücken, she is involved in book design and other type related projects, DIN committees and discussing type classification. She is co-author of Helvetica forever by Lars Müller Publishers and other typographic reference books. In her spare time she likes to complete her collection of coffee makers or spontaneously join type gatherings all over the world.
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Florian Hardwig Contributor
Florian is a full-time typographer, part-time lecturer, and occasional writer. With his Berlin-based studio he shapes books, websites and other publications. Obsessions: handwriting dialects and hand-made signs. Pet peeves: clashing umlauts.
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Tânia Raposo Contributor
Tânia is a graphic and type designer living in the San Francisco Bay Area who is passionate about books, food, stamps and cats. She studied at ESAD.CR Caldas da Rainha and KABK in The Hague, where she got her Type & Media Master’s degree. She has shared her love for type and typography through workshops in Portugal, Germany, and the UK.
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André Mora Contributor
While studying writing at Emerson College, André came across a book of rules by a man named Bringhurst. Soon after, he was sneaking into art school libraries and calling foundries on Friday nights. Realizing magazines were some of the best playgrounds for typography, he set off on editorial design, eventually working at O, the Oprah Magazine and Nylon. He now resides in Seattle working on magazine redesigns, consuming type specimens by the plateful and inching closer to becoming a coffee snob.
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Marc Oxborrow Contributor
Marc has been obsessed with signs, symbols, letters and codes ever since he was an undersized choirboy growing up in Mexico City. As an 8th-grade malcontent, Marc formed United Students Against Teachers, a grassroots organization with its own logo and newsletter. Is it any wonder that he emerged years later as an award-winning magazine art director and certified type geek? These days, Marc provides design leadership at McMurry, a marketing communications company in Phoenix, where he has launched and redesigned dozens of publications.
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