Roger Black



Roger Black, chair of Type Network, is known for his typography, which he’s applied in the design of magazines like Rolling Stone, newspapers like The Washington Post and web sites like the first He was founder of the early desktop type foundry, Font Bureau (1989), and is now the majority owner of TN.


Roger advocates using a distinct typeface for each client. Many original fonts and revivals of classic faces have been produced by him and his teams over the last 45 years. Some case studies are gathered in a digital brochure at the TN site, “The Roger Black Collection.


Roger lives in St. Pete Beach, Florida, in the Texas Big Bend, and soon in Oslo, Norway, with his husband, Foster Barnes.



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