An Early Holiday Present from Adobe: More Adobe Web Fonts

The Adobe Type Team is happy to announce the release of twenty-two new Adobe Web Fonts. These fonts were made available by our partner, Typekit, earlier today, and adds four new families to the Adobe Web Font collection.

Adobe Caslon, a revival designed by Carol Twombly and first released in 1990, is based on types cut by English engraver William Caslon in the early 18th century. It has been a popular choice for magazines, journals, and books, and we anticipate that this popularity will carry over to the web. We heard from many of you that Adobe Caslon was a font you wanted to use on the web and we’re happy to include all six fonts from the Adobe Caslon Pro family in this release.

Also included in this release are five fonts from the Adobe Jenson Pro family. Like Adobe Caslon, Adobe Jenson is a historical revival. Designed by Robert Slimbach of the Adobe type design team, and first released in 1996, Adobe Jenson combines the strength and beauty of two Renaissance type icons (Nicolas Jenson’s 15th century Roman types, and and Ludovico degli Arrighi’s 16th century italic types), and is an elegant typeface suited to a broad spectrum of applications.

Five fonts for Arno Pro, another family designed by Robert Slimbach, are also part of this release. While inspired by the past, Arno has a distinctly contemporary appearance.

Six fonts for Warnock Pro complete this release. Also designed by Robert Slimbach, Warnock is a classic yet contemporary composition family that performs a wide variety of typographic tasks with elegance.

We hope you start enjoying these new Adobe Web Fonts on your websites.

8 Responses

  1. I love that the examples shown are shown as images and not font embeds.

    1. Christopher Slye says:

      Unfortunately, 12 different font downloads is still a pretty large chunk of data for one web page. We chose to keep things speedy here.

      1. You’re right, that makes complete sense. I wasn’t thinking. Regardless, of my first comment I’m glad to see more great fonts available through TypeKit.

  2. abberdab says:

    Beautiful! And a no-brainer when clients wish their sites to look “bookish”.

  3. Vad says:

    Sorry, are the right shoulders in “n” and “m” in New Century Scholbook designed such intentionally?

    1. Miguel Sousa says:

      Yes. Are you seeing any problem with them?

  4. Husar says:

    Excellent, the collaboration between Adobe and Typekit is really making me happy.
    Yet, should we, and if so, when – can we expect more additions to the web fonts library?
    The selection so far is good but it is missing classics such as Futura and Helvetica.

    1. David Lemon says:

      Many of the faces in the Adobe Type Library are licensed from other companies. Our license allows us to sub-license fonts from those families to end users for “classic” purposes like use in printed material, PDF files or Flash images, but “newer” kinds of uses (like web fonts) are not covered. We can make web fonts for the 800 or so fonts Adobe owns, and we will continue to expand that set. But for web font versions of Helvetica you’d need to go to Monotype; for Futura you’d need to go to Bauer. I wish we could add these, but our hands are tied!

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I've been with the Adobe Type team since 2002, and am currently the Marketing Manager for Adobe Type and Typekit. I am also the mom of two adorable little girls and a big San Jose Sharks fan.

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