New type specimens are now available

The Adobe Type team is often asked for more details on how we go about designing typefaces; what sort of historical elements went into the design, was there a specific approach that we took, and what problems we were trying to solve. Very often, a combination of factors like historical precedent, language coverage, stylistic trends and media target (print, web, UI, app, etc.) can be interesting to our customers.

With the typophile in mind, and others who are interested in font design, we produced our latest set of type specimens. These specimens, now available as PDFs on, delve into the design of four recent Adobe Original typefaces – Trajan Sans, Trajan Pro 3, Myriad Arabic and Myriad Hebrew. We hope you enjoy reading this material and learning more about these typefaces.



5 Responses

  1. The only thing I can see on Google Drive for Trajan Sans Pro specimen are some blurriness. It seems you posted image or something that Google can not present properly. I am using Google Chrome latest version.

    1. Nicole Minoza says:

      Hi Bojan,

      The Trajan Sans specimen is a PDF file. If you’re having issues viewing it in your web browser you can try downloading the file to your local drive and opening it with Acrobat reader. If that doesn’t work please let me know.


  2. Warren Bingham says:

    Unless this is a term I’ve never heard of before, I think the word below the CamelCase sample in the Trajan Sans booklet is Capitals not Capitatals.

    1. Nicole Minoza says:

      Hi Warren,

      Thanks for catching and reporting this bug. I’ll definitely get this fixed and the specimen reposted.


  3. Warren Bingham says:

    Make that Captitals

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Nicole Miñoza

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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