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Adobe Systems, based in San Jose, California, was started by John Warnock and Chuck Geschke in 1982. In 1999 it became a billion dollar company. Adobe has long offered many applications for handling images and text, as well as a fine type library.

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Myriad Pro®

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Myriad Pro® Myriad Pro®

An Adobe Originals design first released in 1992, Myriad has become popular for both text and display composition.

Minion Pro®

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Minion Pro® Minion Pro®

Minion Pro is an Adobe Original typeface designed by Robert Slimbach. The first version of Minion was released in 1990. Cyrillic additions were released in 1992, and finally the OpenType Pro version was released in 2000.

Cronos®

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Cronos® Cronos®

Created by Adobe type designer Robert Slimbach, Cronos is a new sans serif typeface family that embodies the warmth and readability of oldstyle roman typefaces.

Bickham Script Pro®

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Bickham Script Pro® Bickham Script Pro®

Richard Lipton’s Bickham Script is a flowing, formal script typeface based on the lettering of 18th century writing masters, as rendered in the unparalleled engravings of George Bickham. This ornate script lends a signature flourish to invitations, menus, annual reports, restaurant logos, and packaging. With dozens of alternate letterforms in addition to its range of weights, Bickham Script’s personality can range from poised to extravagant.

Trajan Pro™

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Trajan Pro™ Trajan Pro™

The inscription on the base of the Trajan column in Rome is an example of classic Roman letterforms, which reached their peak of refinement in the first century A.D. It is believed that the letters were first written with a brush, then carved into the stone.

Kepler®

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Kepler® Kepler®

Named after the German Renaissance astronomer, Kepler is a contemporary type family created by Adobe type designer Robert Slimbach in the tradition of classic modern 18th-century typefaces.

Adobe Garamond Pro®

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Adobe Garamond Pro® Adobe Garamond Pro®

An Adobe Originals design, and Adobe’s first historical revival, Adobe Garamond is a digital interpretation of the roman types of Claude Garamond and the italic types of Robert Granjon.

Since its release in 1989, Adobe Garamond has become a typographic staple throughout the world of desktop typography and design.

Utopia®

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Utopia® Utopia®

Utopia is an Adobe Originals text face designed by Robert Slimbach in 1989. It combines the vertical stress and pronounced stroke contrast of eighteenth-century Transitional types like Baskerville and Walbaum with contemporary innovations in character shapes and stroke details.

Chaparral Pro®

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Chaparral Pro® Chaparral Pro®

Created by Adobe type designer Carol Twombly, Chaparral combines the legibility of slab serif designs popularized in the 19th century with the grace of 16th-century roman book lettering.

Adobe Jenson Pro®

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Adobe Jenson Pro® Adobe Jenson Pro®

Adobe Jenson Pro captures the essence of Nicolas Jenson’s roman and Ludovico degli Arrighi’s italic typeface designs. The combined strength and beauty of these two icons of Renaissance type result in an elegant typeface suited to a broad spectrum of applications.

Adobe Caslon Pro®

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Adobe Caslon Pro® Adobe Caslon Pro®

William Caslon released his first typefaces in 1722. Caslon’s types were based on seventeenth-century Dutch old style designs, which were then used extensively in England. Because of their remarkable practicality, Caslon’s designs met with instant success. Caslon’s types became popular throughout Europe and the American colonies; printer Benjamin Franklin hardly used any other typeface. The first printings of the American Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were set in Caslon.

Flood®

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Flood® Flood®

Joachim Müller-Lancé’s Flood is not just another handwritten face. At smaller point sizes it exhibits the natural, dynamic, and spontaneous flow of felt tip marker writing. At larger sizes Flood is immediate, urgent, and provocative in its stylized detailing, without being overly dramatic.

Tekton®

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Tekton® Tekton®

Based on the hand lettering of West Coast architect Frank Ching, who wrote out the text for his books, Tekton Regular is an Adobe Originals typeface designed by David Siegel in 1989.

Tekton Bold was designed by Adobe Type Staff’s Jim Wasco and added to the package in 1990.

Mesquite®

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Mesquite® Mesquite®

Mesquite is an Adobe Originals typeface designed by Joy Redick for Adobe Systems in 1990, as part of the Adobe Wood Type series.

Caflisch Script Pro®

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Caflisch Script Pro® Caflisch Script Pro®

This typeface is based on the handwriting of Max Caflisch, one of the foremost graphic designers of this century. Caflisch, a teacher of graphic arts for more than three decades in Zurich, is author of several books on typography and designer of the 1952 Columna typeface. Caflisch’s handwriting has a free-flowing yet disciplined character, the result of years of practice and devotion to the calligraphic arts.

Penumbra Sans®

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Penumbra Sans® Penumbra Sans®

Penumbra, designed by Lance Hidy in 1994, is an all-capital design. Hidy derived Penumbra from his poster lettering-monoline forms with a blending of contemporary and traditional qualities, which has evolved since the 1970s.

Penumbra’s style range from a Futura-like sans serif to a Sistina-like serif can be successfully used in myriad display situations.

Postino®

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Postino® Postino®

Tim Donaldson, creator of Banshee and Coriander, brings us Postino - a quirky display type modeled roughly on the typewriter face, Courier.

Charlemagne®

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Charlemagne® Charlemagne®

During the reign of the Emperor Charlemagne in the eighth and ninth centuries, the use of classical roman letterforms was revived. These letterforms were the basis of the highly refined versal capitals of late tenth-century England, which were the inspiration for Carol Twombly’'s 1989 Adobe Originals typeface. Charlemagne has spiky serifs, but retains clean lines and proportions.

Rosewood®

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Rosewood® Rosewood®

There were many typeface designs based on Clarendon letterforms seen in type catalogs from 1866 to 1875.

Poetica®

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Poetica® Poetica®

Poetica was designed in 1992, and is the first Adobe Originals script typeface; modeled on chancery handwriting scripts developed during the Italian Renaissance. This elegant style of writing formed the basis for italic typefaces and for modern calligraphy.

Blackoak®

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Blackoak® Blackoak®

Blackoak is an Adobe Originals typeface designed in 1990 by Joy Redick. Blackoak, adapted from proofs of wood type from the collection at the Smithsonian Institution, has slab serifs and extremely wide letterforms.

Used sparingly, Blackoak makes an arresting display type.

Mojo®

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Mojo® Mojo®

Jim Parkinson’s Mojo is an adaptation of a lettering style that was popularized by 1960s artists Wes Wilson, Victor Moscoso, and Rick Griffin. During the heyday of rock concert impresario Bill Graham, their psychedelic posters were seen all over the San Francisco Bay Area.

Sanvito Pro®

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Sanvito Pro® Sanvito Pro®

Sanvito is an upright script typeface designed by Robert Slimbach in 1993. Named after one of the principal scribes of the Italian Renaissance, Sanvito is based on the highly practical book hands of the Renaissance humanists.

It was designed to combine the spontaneity and liveliness of calligraphic writing with the clarity and practicality of a more formal typeface.

Adobe Wood Type Ornaments®

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Adobe Wood Type Ornaments® Adobe Wood Type Ornaments®

Barbara Lind and Joy Redick designed Adobe Wood Type Ornaments 1 and 2 in 1990 and 1991 for use with the Adobe Originals wood types.

These sets of typographical ornaments are based on the unusual and intricate designs originally made in wood for use as eye-catching display work in the nineteenth-century.

Toolbox™

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Toolbox™ Toolbox™

Brian Strysko, a graphic design student at California Polytechnic State University, came up with an idea for a typeface crafted from everyday gadgets and tools.

After much poking around in do-it-yourself books and friends' garages, Brian created Toolbox.

Cutout™

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Cutout™ Cutout™

Matisse’s paper cutouts inspired Gail Blumberg, Adobe art director, to create a typeface of figures. Her biggest challenge: keeping each Cutout design in scale.

“It’s not easy to make a standing figure, like ‘Y,’ to be the same size as a curled up figure, like ‘G,’” Gail says.

Carta®

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Carta® Carta®

Carta is a map font designed at Adobe by Lynne Garell in 1986. Carta’s development began with the study of a variety of maps from sources such as the U.S. Geological Survey and National Geographic.

A diverse set of symbols, Carta can be used in city planning, travel, socio-economic, and survey maps.

Lithos®

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Lithos® Lithos®

Inscriptions honoring public figures or dedicating temples were intended for public viewing in ancient Greece. Geometric letterforms, free of adornment, were chiseled into the stone. These very basic shapes are the inspiration for Lithos Pro, an Adobe Originals typeface designed by Carol Twombly.

Birch®

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Birch® Birch®

Birch is an Adobe Originals typeface designed in 1990 by Kim Buker Chansler. Birch is based on a Latin Condensed wood type found in a 1879 William Page specimen book; Birch is a particularly legible condensed display typeface notable for its angled serifs.

Use frugally in display work.

Ironwood®

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Ironwood® Ironwood®

Ironwood is an Adobe Originals typeface designed by Joy Redick in 1990.

Madrone®

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Madrone® Madrone®

Madrone is an Adobe Originals typeface designed by Barbara Lind in 1991. Madrone was digitized from proofs of the wood type collection in the National Museum of American History in the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.

Sonata®

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Sonata® Sonata®

Designed for Adobe Systems in 1985 by Cleo Huggins, Sonata consists of 170 music-notation symbols for use in music publishing, with appropriate music setting software applications, to produce printed music.

Zebrawood™

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Zebrawood™ Zebrawood™

Of the many nineteenth-century wood type designs, the most popular seem to be variations of the Antique Tuscan style, which featured scalloped contours and upturned, pointed serifs. Designers of wood type found the Tuscan style to be ideal for embellishment, shading, and decoration.

Galahad®

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Galahad® Galahad®

Modeled on hand-drawn letters by well-known San Francisco calligrapher and lettering instructor Alan Blackman, Galahad represents one of his signature styles. The rough edges and eccentric forms of Blackman’s original sans serif lettering have been retained, giving the large display sizes a distinctive, congenial charm.

Viva®

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Viva® Viva®

Viva, designed by Carol Twombly, was released in 1993 as the first open-face design in the Adobe Originals Library.

The display possibilities are essentially unlimited in advertising, book titles, posters, and any display material that needs an original look.

Shuriken Boy®

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Shuriken Boy® Shuriken Boy®

A few years ago when Joachim Müller-Lancé was doodling shapes on paper, he made the following observation: “My sketches revealed how letterforms can be perceived not only as black strokes on a white background, but also as shapes punching through one another.” Thus was Shuriken Boy born.

Voluta Script®

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Voluta Script® Voluta Script®

Austrian designer Viktor Solt-Bittner created the 1998 Adobe Original typeface, Voluta Script, for use in a guide to the Austrian Gallery at Castle Belvedere.

Nueva®

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Nueva® Nueva®

Nueva, designed by Carol Twombly in 1994, was originally conceived as a potential lowercase companion to her 1990 titling typeface Charlemagne.

Poplar®

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Poplar® Poplar®

Poplar is an Adobe Originals typeface designed by Barbara Lind in 1990 for the Adobe Wood Type series.

Ex Ponto®

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Ex Ponto® Ex Ponto®

Ex Ponto, designed by acclaimed calligrapher, type designer and artist Jovica Veljovic, is a spirited script typeface. Based on the rhythm of Veljovic’s handwriting, Ex Ponto combines the vigor of handwritten letters with the grace of meticulously crafted script typography. Veljovic began by drawing calligraphic characters on rough paper and then carefully modified these ragged-edged letterforms to produce graceful, balanced characters.

Cottonwood®

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Cottonwood® Cottonwood®

Cottonwood is an Adobe Originals typeface designed in 1991 by Kim Buker Chansler, Barbara Lind, and Joy Redick.

Banshee®

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Banshee® Banshee®

Often working into the wee hours of the night while the wind howled, British type designer and lettering artist Tim Donaldson created the Adobe® Originals typeface: Banshee. This vividly expressive display face is modeled after one of Donaldson’s handwritten lettering styles. Banshee began as letters rapidly written by Donaldson with one of his homemade “ruling” pens. The letterforms are, however, firmly rooted in the tradition of classical chancery italics.

Myriad Wild™

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Myriad Wild™ Myriad Wild™

Giddyup®

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Giddyup® Giddyup®

Laurie Szujewska, Adobe art director, used the rope letters decorating cattle brands and cowboy blankets to create Giddyup, a typeface with a twist. “The idea was to make each letter with one line that overlaps like a rope, rather than two strokes joined together”, Laurie explains. She also corralled a few varmints into the Giddyup Thangs ornament set.

Juniper®

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Juniper® Juniper®

Juniper is an Adobe Originals typeface designed by Joy Redick in 1990.

Kinesis®

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Kinesis® Kinesis®

Kinesis is a unique and lively typeface family designed by Mark Jamra.

The truly kinetic nature of this design makes it as suitable for display settings as for longer blocks of energetic text.

Blue Island™

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Blue Island™ Blue Island™

British designer Jeremy Tankard began Blue Island in 1996 with the idea of creating a completely ligature-based roman typeface—an original but complex task that took until 1999 to realize.

Waters Titling®

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Waters Titling® Waters Titling®

In 1997, renowned lettering artist Julian Waters embodied his classical calligraphic roman capitals in a graceful typeface, aptly named Waters Titling. In 2001, the original design was enhanced and unified in the new OpenType format.

Mythos®

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Mythos® Mythos®

Min Wang, Adobe graphic designer, and Jim Wasco, Adobe type staff member, have always been fascinated by mythology from around the world. They carefully studied illustrations of legendary beasts from various cultures.

And together they created Mythos.

Alexa®

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Alexa® Alexa®

America’s most famous carver of inscriptions, including those at the John F. Kennedy Memorial in Arlington National Cemetery, John Benson modeled this friendly, casual script after his own handwriting and gave it the name of his beloved niece.

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