September 17, 2013
From the day Creative Cloud launched, we’ve been proud to be a part of it. Today on the Adobe Conversations blog, David Wadhwani has a few announcements—most notably, that over a million people have now signed up for premium Creative Cloud subscriptions.
That’s a lot of people: if every Creative Cloud member were to meet up in the same place, we’d form the 10th-biggest city in the United States. Check out David’s message for more details about Creative Cloud’s growth, as well as a few additions to the service we think you’ll enjoy.
We’d like to send a big thank-you out to all our customers for being part of this growth. We’ve already heard great feedback from many of you who have tried out desktop font sync through our early access program, and we’re excited to help you do even more amazing work.
If you’re curious to learn more about Creative Cloud and see a few demonstrations, the team’s going on tour—ask your questions in person at one of these free events! The tour kicks off this week in San Francisco (the nation’s 14th-largest city, for the record), with opening remarks from our very own Jeff Veen.
We’re here at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about using Typekit in conjunction with a Creative Cloud account. Get in touch anytime—we’ll be happy to welcome you to town.
September 4, 2013
We’ve historically looked to the Germans for leading design insights, which makes us excited to visit Freiburg, Germany, next week for Smashing Conference. The conference is going strong in its second year with a terrific speaker lineup, coordinated by Vitaly Freidman and the Smashing Team. Starting off day one, our Creative Director, Elliot Jay Stocks, touches on web design history from a personal perspective by discussing the process of creating his new portfolio. And among the day two presentations, you’ll find Typekit alum Jason Santa Maria talking about evolving the design process.
Smashing Conference will take place from September 9–11th, 2013, at the historic “Kaufhaus” (Merchant’s Hall), Münsterplatz 24, 79098 Freiburg. Conference tickets are sold out, but there is space in select workshops. We hope to see you there!
August 13, 2013
Join us while we get nerdy with type at TypeCon2013 in Portland, Oregon, from August 21st to 25th. Catch presentations from Typekit team members Ben Trissel and Greg Veen, as well as representatives from Typekit foundry partners Hamilton Woodtype, Positype, Steve Mehallo, and P22 Type Foundry. Several from our team will be attending, too, so find us during a coffee break or at the bar to say hi!
June 24, 2013
Join us at Ampersand, The Web Typography Conference, this Friday, June, 28 2013. Erik Spiekermann will kick off the day with a keynote, followed by presentations from eight other individuals. The Typekit team’s very own Elliot Jay Stocks and Bram Stein will be in attendance and look forward to having a drink with you at our after party.
June 3, 2013
FFWD.PRO is just around the corner! Organized by Creative Nights, this conference packs presentations and workshops into just two days, 10-11 June. Marko Dugonjić tells us, “FFWD.PRO (Fast Forward Web Design) is an inspiring conference for web professionals with tons of practical techniques for shaping great user experiences and building internet products that people will love!”
We’re excited to hear what the conference speakers prepared in relation to this year’s topic, “Get the Big Picture.” Among the speakers is Veronika Burian of TypeTogether, a Typekit foundry partner. Burian has an MA degree in Typeface Design from Reading and previously designed typefaces for Dalton Maag, another Typekit foundry partner. Since 2006, she and José Scaglione, founding partner of TypeTogether, have been providing innovative editorial fonts for the professional market. Burian and Vitaly Friedman, of Smashing Magazine, will be hosting a warm up Q&A on Sunday June 9th. Get to the conference early to check out this special session.
May 14, 2013
We are traveling to Germany! Join us and our friends at FontShop for their annual TYPO Berlin conference, Thursday through Saturday, May 16-18. If you missed TYPO San Francisco, this is your chance to catch up on the multidimensional aspects of today’s complex design processes from a plethora of informed industry professionals. Typekit’s very own David Demaree will be speaking on Thursday. His talk, “The weight of the web” will explore “the web as an adaptive medium, where our work can consist not only of pixels and words, but also metadata and instructions for displaying content across all kinds of devices.” You can check out the full conference schedule, which includes many other great talks by speakers such as Neville Brody and Gerry Leonidas, on the TYPO website.
TYPO Berlin will take place at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt (House of World Cultures), John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10 10557 Berlin, from May 16 -18 2013. Tickets for the event can be purchased in advance online.
May 9, 2013
Join Typekit this Saturday, May 11th, in supporting the School of Visual Design’s annual D-Crit conference. The conference theme is counter/point, reflecting on the contrasting design perspectives of graduates students and renowned professionals. An excellent lineup of speakers is invited to reflect on this theme, including John Hockenberry of NPR, Paola Antonelli of the MOMA, and Andrew Blauvelt of the Walker Arts Center.
The event will take place in the Visual Arts Theatre at the School of Visual Arts (333 W 23rd St., between 8th & 9th Ave.), starting at 12:30pm on Saturday, May 11. The event is free and open to the public. Tickets are still available! Register on Eventbrite.
May 7, 2013
Typekit is a proud sponsor of Bike to Work Day 2013, which will take place on Thursday, May 9. An annual event, Bike to Work Day promotes healthier lifestyles both athletically and environmentally. This is Typekit’s second year as a gold sponsor, and we’re pleased to be contributing to the community effort for a greener Bay Area.
You can expect a couple of the treats along the road, if you’re biking to work in one of the nine Bay Area counties on Thursday May 9th. On most commuter routes, there will be Energizer Stations handing out refreshments and surprise giveaways in the morning. Keep your eyes open for Typekit bikers at the Energizer Stations nearest the Adobe Typekit office (4th and Townsend or Civic Center).
Pedal by early to receive a free “musette” goody bag or a larger “tote” for the Bicycle Coalition members. Select stations will be open again in the evening for the commute home, in addition to a happy hour from 5:00-8:00pm at the Oldtown Oakland.
And be sure you pledge to ride beforehand, in order to be eligible for giveaways.
April 18, 2013
Typekit is proud to be a sponsor of Entretipos, a new one-day typography conference in Barcelona. The conference will hold four morning workshops, covering typography as embroidery, lithographic printing, creating glyphs, and Copperplate letter expansion. The afternoon will be filled with several presentations by type designers and other visual designers. Typekit is excited to help make the first Entretipos conference happen!
The event will take place in the Elisava School in the heart of Barcelona on Saturday, April 20. As of right now, there are still tickets available for select portions of the day! Register through the Entretipos website.
April 9, 2013
Typekit is proud to be a leading sponsor of FontShop’s TYPO San Francisco 2013, a two-day conference covering “more than just typography — it’s design, culture, society with a little bit of kerning.” The TYPO SF theme this year is contrast: cultural, visual, and everything in between. An excellent lineup of speakers has been invited to reflect on this theme, and we’re excited to hear what they have to say. Typekit is represented on the speaker list by Adobe VP and former Typekit CEO Jeff Veen, Typekit engineer Sean McBride, and Typekit alum Mandy Brown.
The event will take place in the Lam Research Theater at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts starting at 9am on Thursday, April 11. As of right now, there are still tickets available! Register on Eventbrite.