At the ATypI conference in Warsaw last week, many of you learned about an important milestone achieved by one of our most valued colleagues. David Lemon, who has led the Adobe Type team for nearly 30 years, is retiring early next year.

David is the individual who is most responsible for the incredible range of innovations that Adobe has contributed to the digital type industry. He’s also been a key contributor to the OpenType 1.8 variable fonts initiative, launched at ATypI last week.

On behalf of all of the people who make up the Adobe Type and Typekit teams, I want to thank …

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Fall lecture series kicks off with Type@Cooper West

It’s time for another round of type lectures from our friends at Type@Cooper West, hosted at the San Francisco Public Library and free to the public.

If you’ve enjoyed these lectures in previous seasons, how does spending a full weekend at a Cooper Type workshop sound? Pretty rad, right? You don’t have to be a full-time student to attend, either — these are made for people with busy schedules. Take a look at their upcoming workshops, which all take place at the Letterform Archive in San Francisco.

As for the lecture series, here’s what Cooper Type has in store this fall. (Not …

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Variable fonts, a new kind of font for flexible design

Just minutes ago, at the ATypI conference in Warsaw, the world was introduced to a new kind of font: a variable font. Jointly developed by Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Adobe, a variable font is, as John Hudson put it, “a single font file that behaves like multiple fonts”. Imagine a single font file gaining an infinite flexibility of weight, width, and other attributes without also gaining file size — and imagine what this means for design.

Imagine condensing or extending glyph widths ever so slightly, to accommodate narrow and wide viewports. Imagine raising your favorite font’s x-height just a touch at small sizes. Imagine …

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