Adobe Warnock

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Credits

Designer(s)
Robert Slimbach
Foundry(ies)
Adobe Systems
Release Year
2000
Country of Origin
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Classification
Serif, Spur Serif
Original Format
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Distributor(s)
Adobe
Tags
old style, robert slimbach, serif

Background

In early 1997, John Warnock’s son, Chris, approached Adobe type designer Robert Slimbach with a request to design a typeface for his father’s personal use. Slimbach took on the project as a background activity with the intention of designing a single weight display roman design. After examining his early eff orts, Slimbach saw potential to expand upon the concept by designing a companion italic font. Eventually these typefaces evolved into a large composition family. Instead of limiting its use as a private set of fonts, all agreed that it should be released for wider distribution as an Adobe Original OpenType family.

After 3 years, Slimbach finally able to finish the font and released it in 2000 as Adobe Warnock Pro. The Pro extension behind the name, mark Warnock as a full featured open-type family.

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