New fonts, more styles from Adobe

Typeset text: Innocence. Teachers, nurses, farmers, and me. LOVE & WAR. Treacherous malfeasance.
Top to bottom: Sanvito Pro Light, Kepler Std Light and Bold Italic, and Brioso Pro Semibold

Happy Monday! Three more Adobe typefaces have been added to Typekit’s library: Kepler Std, Brioso Pro, and Sanvito Pro, each designed by Robert Slimbach and manually TrueType hinted to look great on screen by the fine folks on Adobe’s type team. Let’s give them a hand for this excellent work.

Paragraphs of Kepler Regular
Kepler Regular at 18px and 16px. Left, on Mac OS X. Right, on Windows 7 (GDI ClearType).

Kepler, in particular, excels where few web fonts yet have. It’s a high-contrast serif, hearkening back to the days of John Baskerville, but with a touch of humanist influence. Kepler is a wonderful face for body text; its tone is similar to Georgia, but with a warmer, rolling rhythm, and its spacing not quite as loose. Plus, the weights and styles of Kepler available on Typekit are part of a fuller family of condensed, extended, and optically-sized variations that Adobe could someday make available for web use.

Finally, three more styles (Light Italic, Bold Italic, and Black Italic) have been added to Myriad Pro Semi Condensed. Browse all of Adobe’s typefaces on Typekit by visiting their foundry page.

4 Responses

  1. Jason says:

    Kepler is a great font family, but I look forward to seeing the Slimbach family.

  2. Slide Buddy says:

    Kepler does look like a great choice for a body text. It looks formal enough yet it still carries a significant amount of style.

  3. Bob Aman says:

    Any chance the Caecilia family might someday make its way into the TypeKit library?

    1. Tim Brown says:

      Bob, PMN Caecilia is available for web use at We’d like to offer this and other Monotype/Linotype faces via Typekit in the future, but I can’t say when that might happen.

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Tim Brown

Head of Typography for Adobe Typekit & Adobe Type. Practicing typography and web design every day. I write, speak, and make tools to share what I learn. I try to be helpful. I love my wife, kids, family, friends, teachers, and dogs. I'm a volunteer firefighter.

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