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Redesigning an icon: How Rolling Stone got its new logo

In 1967, a rock ’n’ roll dreamer in San Francisco sought to press his passion for music onto the page. Jann Wenner borrowed from friends and family to publish the first issue of Rolling Stone. Today, Rolling Stone is at…

DJR’s Megafaces

Through his Font of the Month Club, DJR sends subscribers 12 new faces per year. They’re “display faces, experimental designs, and exclusive previews,” most of which never receive retail releases. After TN’s customary and intense tech review, three of…

Richard Lipton and Mindy Seu

In their conversation, Richard Lipton (Lipton Letter Design) and Mindy Seu (Cyberfeminism Index) connect over their collaborative approaches to teaching, Seu’s appreciation for low-fidelity designs, and how Lipton’s unofficial sign-painting apprenticeship imbues his type designs with warmth.

A few from the vault: Some rarely seen Adobe Originals

Over the years, Adobe’s business model has evolved alongside its expanding library. One result is that there are some Adobe Originals—created in collaboration with other designers and lettering artists—that are not currently found in the company’s own Adobe Fonts service.…

A new variable flavor: Vinila

Plau’s goal—to make type as popular as music—leads them down unusual and exciting paths. Their latest release to Type Network, a grotesk from Flora de Carvalho named Vinila, is a testament to their approach. What started as lettering…

A global approach with the Adobe Originals

Over the years, the Adobe Originals team developed and commissioned a large collection of high-quality global typefaces covering many of the world’s languages. Now, you can license that collection of international scripts directly from Type Network. 

Adobe Originals: More than just one collection

With a collection of typefaces so large and diverse as the Adobe Originals, it can be easy to overlook the conscious thought that went into cultivating it. There are good reasons to celebrate their most iconic families, but—over the years—the…

Building brands with Adobe Originals

From Hotel Monaco to Apple, some of the world’s best—and biggest—companies have chosen to brand themselves with Adobe Originals typefaces. Covering every style without sacrificing quality, their library offers something for each niche within each industry. This is how identity…

The supertype approach

Jürgen Huber and Martin Wenzel (supertype) found their paths to type design through communication design: Huber at the University of Essen and Wenzel at the KABK Royal Academy, the Hague. This shared background underpins the supertype approach, with an emphasis…

How to do more with Adobe Originals

If there’s anything more challenging than finding the right typeface, it might be understanding the license agreement that comes with it. When it comes to Adobe Originals fonts, their home in the Creative Cloud can send that task into unfamiliar…

A good recipe mixes the finest ingredients

The most successful Adobe Originals typefaces have shown time and time again how versatile they can be, providing their users with readability and sophistication in projects from the mundane to the sublime. While many of these families have been created…

Jesse Ragan & Carol Wahler — Designers on Designers

In their conversation, Jesse Ragan (XYZ Type) and Carol Wahler (Type Directors Club) speak about how they each got into type, where the name for Ragan and Ben Kiel’s foundry comes from, the importance of community within the type world,…