If you live in or near New York and love learning about typography and design, we’ve got some exciting news for you. We’re teaming up with the crew at Makeshift Society to present a four-part series on type and the design process at their space in Brooklyn. This is effectively a miniature typography course, complete with presentations from professional designers, a portfolio review session, and lots of time to just geek out with fellow type nerds.
The series begins in September and runs until the beginning of November. We’d love to see you for as many of the sessions as you’re able to make — …Read post
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We’re planning to talk with some of the foundry partners who worked on the Source Han Sans project alongside lead designer Ryoko Nishizuka, as it was an unprecedented team effort and would not have succeeded without the broad range of contributions. Before we go down that path, though, it seemed appropriate to spend some time talking to Dr. Ken Lunde, who oversaw the entire collaboration.
Ken has worked at Adobe for nearly 25 years. David Lemon, Ken’s manager for the past 15 years, recalled that in 1991, when Ken was hired, “At the time we didn’t have anyone who understood Japanese character sets and …Read post
This is the ninth in a series of articles from Tamye Riggs, a longtime lover of type who is working with us to celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Adobe Originals type design program. In this post, typographers and type designers discuss how they were introduced to the Originals, and the impact of the program on the world of communications and their own work.
The first digital versions of the classic typefaces like Bodoni, Garamond, Caslon, Jenson, et al, were pretty bad. Done in a hurry with primitive tools. The classics from Berthold were better than most others and became part of the Adobe library