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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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When we go back to Juarez, Mexico, do we fly over picturesque Arizona?
ITC Stone® Sans ITC Stone® Sans

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Jay visited back home and gazed upon a brown fox and quail.
ITC Stone® Serif ITC Stone® Serif
ITC Stone® Serif ITC Stone® Serif
ITC Stone® Serif ITC Stone® Serif

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Lazy movers quit hard-packing of papier-mache jewelry boxes.
ITC Stone® Humanist ITC Stone® Humanist

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Grumpy wizards make toxic brew for the evil Queen and Jack.
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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Lazy movers quit hard-packing of papier-mache jewelry boxes.
ITC Stone® Informal ITC Stone® Informal

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Typophiles weave dreams of quoins, kerning and juggling complex beziers.
SFPL™ SFPL™

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Six big juicy steaks sizzled in a pan as five workmen left the quarry.
Stone Print™ Stone Print™

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Beloved Groucho joked with a mix of zany quips.
Sator Sator

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Mix Zapf with Veljovic and get quirky Beziers.
Nvma Titling Nvma Titling

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Ebenezer unexpectedly bagged two tranquil aardvarks with his jiffy vacuum cleaner.
Silica™ Silica™

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The sex life of the woodchuck is a provocative question for most vertebrate zoology majors.

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Jelly-like above the high wire, six quaking pachyderms kept the climax of the extravaganza in a dazzling state of flux.
Tuff™ Tuff™

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Was there a quorum of able whizzkids gravely exciting the jaded fish at ATypI?
Cycles™ Cycles™

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Jail zesty vixen who grabbed pay from quack.
Arepo™ Arepo™

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Foxy but quick John Leguizamo ponders view.
Magma II Magma II

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Barkeep! A flaming tequila swizzle and a vodka and Ajax, hold the cherry.
Leaves & Straw™ Leaves & Straw™

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Quick wafting zephyrs vex bold Jim.
Basalt™ Basalt™

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The five boxing wizards jump quickly.
Munc™ Munc™

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The quick brown fox jumps over a lazy dog.
Popvlvs Popvlvs

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Five big quacking zephyrs jolt my wax bed.
Davanti Davanti

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Five wine experts jokingly quizzed chablis sample.

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Jack amazed a few girls by dropping the antique onyx vase!

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Playing jazz vibe chords quickly excites my wife.

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Fabled reader with jaded, roving eye seized by quickened impulse to expand budget.