A few weeks ago we made an announcement we didn’t like. A change in how Google Chrome loads stylesheets resulted in a jarring flash of unstyled-then-invisible text on Chrome 50 and above. Many of you rely on the default embed code to hide the flash of unstyled text, and until now we didn’t have a good solution for you. We apologize for this.

Today we have good news. We have changed how Typekit loads fonts, and the default embed code no longer causes a distracting flash in Chrome. We’ve also taken the opportunity to squeeze in other performance updates we’ve had in the works …

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Sites We Like: Lu Yu & Brandtpunt

Fonts in the Freight collection are popular picks, and it’s easy to see why. Check out how two very different sites create their own unique looks with thoughtful pairings of varied weights and styles.

Lu Yu

Lu Yu‘s portfolio site makes gorgeous use of Freight Big — not a usual choice for longer text sections, but it looks great here at a relatively large size. Subheads are in Filson, which pairs beautifully with the high-contrast display text when set at a smaller size, as it is here.


Freight Display, used here on the Belgian marketing site Brandtpunt, has a similar …

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Paul Hunt on the world of emoji 🚀

We are lucky to have Paul Hunt here on the Adobe Type team — now in his seventh year with the group.

In addition to his regular type design work (you might be familiar with Source Sans, or one of his Brahmic script designs like Adobe Gurmukhi), Paul works on emoji design projects for Unicode (and is, in fact, a member of the organization’s emoji subcommittee), and puts a lot of thought into the potential for this relatively new form of communication.

In honor of World Emoji Day — annually on July 17 — Paul gave two different interviews. Nice work, Paul!…

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