Scout was drawn by Cyrus Highsmith for Geraldine Hessler’s redesign of Entertainment Weekly. The 24 members of the Scout typeface family, along with a related logotype, created a new typographic identity for the magazine – its first significant typographic update in a decade.
Cyrus Highsmith, senior type designer at Font Bureau, is no stranger to magazine type design. Martha Stewart Living, The Source, MensHealth, the Spanish edition of Playboy, Rolling Stone, The Montreal Gazette (Canada), and The Sunday Independent (London) have all featured his faces.
But magazine type design isn’t Cyrus Highsmith sole focus. He considers himself above all a draftsman. Drawing is his lifelong passion, and his type designs reflect this sensibility. He draws a calligraphic script and an industrial-strength sans serif face with equal ease.
The Scout font is a quiet soldier in the world of typography. Exceptionally clean and unencumbered by bells and whistles, it can be called on for any purpose - from body text to the largest of headlines. The 24 available weights cover the full spectrum: thin, extra light, light, regular, bold, and black with italics in normal and condensed widths, resulting in a super family of the highest rank.