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Sumner Stone

Sumner Stone is the founder of Stone Type Foundry Inc. located on Alphabet Farm in Rumsey, California.

The Foundry is a one-man band. Mr. Stone designs and manufactures the typefaces, produces and maintains the web site, the specimens, and (occasionally) mops the floor.

Mr. Stone’s first type design, ITC Stone, is a super family which contains Serif, Sans, and Informal versions. It has recently been extended by the addition of the Humanistic Sans subfamily. Other recent fonts are Magma, Munc, Leaves & Straw and Cycles Five.

His work includes a wide variety of design styles including original designs and historical revivals, serif, sans serif, slab serif, uncial, and ornaments.

He was the art director and one of the designers of the ITC Bodoni. Another super family which Mr. Stone has designed over a period of fifteen years includes the Stone Print, SFPL, and Cycles families. The many Cycles versions continue the tradition of size-specific designs from metal type. The family includes fonts for use at 5, 7, 9, 11, 18, 24, and 36 point.

Mr. Stone is also the author of many articles on typography and type design. His book credits include On Stone: The Art and Use of Typography on the Personal Computer, and Font: Sumner Stone, Calligraphy and Type Design in a Digital Age.

From 1984 to 1989 Mr. Stone was Director of Typography for Adobe Systems, Inc., Mountain View, California where he conceived and implemented Adobe’s typographic program including the Adobe Originals.

Mr. Stone has also taught calligraphy, type design, and typography at various institutions.

His education in the graphic arts began when he studied calligraphy with Lloyd Reynolds at Reed College in Portland, Oregon. His formal education also includes degrees in Sociology and Mathematics.

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Back in my quaint garden jaunty zinnias vie with flaunting phlox.
ITC Stone® Sans II ITC Stone® Sans II
ITC Stone® Sans II ITC Stone® Sans II
ITC Stone® Sans II ITC Stone® Sans II

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Jail zesty vixen who grabbed pay from quack.

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Watch “Jeopardy!” Alex Trebek’s fun TV quiz game.

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Bad Joaquin Phoenix wrecks zingy TV film.
ITC Stone® Serif ITC Stone® Serif
ITC Stone® Serif ITC Stone® Serif
ITC Stone® Serif ITC Stone® Serif

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The job of waxing linoleum frequently peeves chintzy kids.
Stone Print™ Stone Print™

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Wham! Volcano erupts fiery liquid death onto ex-jazzbo Kenny G.
ITC Stone® Informal ITC Stone® Informal

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King Alexander was just partly overcome after quizzing Diogenes in his tub.
ITC Stone® Sans ITC Stone® Sans

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Schwarzkopf vexed Iraq big-time in July.
ITC Stone® Humanist ITC Stone® Humanist

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Many-wived Jack laughs at probes of sex quiz.
Cycles™ Cycles™

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Quickly Shortz dreams up a few vexing jumbles.

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Foxy but quick John Leguizamo ponders view.

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Bad Joaquin Phoenix wrecks zingy TV film.
Sator Sator

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The five boxing wizards jump quickly.
Basalt™ Basalt™

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Quip-crazy Gorbachev went and mixed flapjacks.
Arepo™ Arepo™

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The exodus of jazzy pigeons is craved by squeamish walkers.
Tuff™ Tuff™

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Verbatim reports were quickly given by Jim Fox to his amazed audience.
Popvlvs Popvlvs

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Will Major Douglas be expected to take this true-false quiz very soon?
Davanti Davanti

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Forsaking monastic tradition, twelve jovial friars gave up their vocation for a questionable existence on the flying trapeze.
Magma II Magma II

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Jail zesty vixen who grabbed pay from quack.
Nvma Titling Nvma Titling

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Wavy Jake’s fat zebra had Mexican pig liquor.
Leaves & Straw™ Leaves & Straw™

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Jimmy and Zack, the police explained, were last seen diving into a field of buttered quahogs.
SFPL™ SFPL™

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Mix Zapf with Veljovic and get quirky Beziers.
Silica™ Silica™

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Queen Elizabeth’s proxy waved off Mick Jagger.
Munc™ Munc™

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William said that everything about his jacket was in quite good condition except for the zipper.

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Sexy diva Jennifer Lopez wasn’t baking me quiche.

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Seiji Ozawa quit, vexing rabid symphonic folk.

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TV folk buy ex-Prez John Quincy Adams’ wig.