Adobe Type Library Reference Book (3rd Edition)

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9780321544728: Adobe Type Library Reference Book (3rd Edition)

Choosing the right font can be one of the hardest parts of your job as a digital designer—there are literally thousands to choose from. One of the largest and most respected collections of high-quality fonts is the Adobe Type Library, now available entirely in the cross-platform OpenType® format, which promises to make font incompatibilities a thing of the past. Any designer who has struggled to find just the right typeface for a project will find this comprehensive reference an indispensable guide to Adobe’s vast selection of over 2,200 typefaces.

Organized both alphabetically and by style, the newly revised and updated
Adobe Type Library Reference Book, Third Edition provides:

  • Specimen pages displaying every font in Adobe’s enormous collection, including 60 new typefaces
  • Typefaces from internationally renowned foundries and award-winning type designers
  • Design inspiration and expert advice on type selection
  • An expanded section on the OpenType format to help you make the most of its expanded character set and layout capabilities
  • Explanations and illustrations of the distinguishing characteristics of different type styles—from a graceful Garalde Oldstyle to Adobe’s new Opticals—as well as ornaments and symbols
  •  A chart showing the Adobe Western 2 character set, including the right keyboard combinations to access different characters
  • Listings for 31 Japanese fonts from Adobe

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From the Back Cover:

Getting equivalent typefaces on Mac and Windows machines has long been a thorny issue for designers, who in the past have had to work with an array of related Type 1 and TrueType fonts to achieve their desired effect. Not so today: With the introduction of Adobe Font Library and its revolutionary OpenType fonts, you now have one font file that works on both platforms¿and an indispensable reference that displays every typeface in this glorious new collection. When it comes to choosing typefaces, there¿s nothing like the printed page¿especially when that page shows not only the characters of each typeface but organizes them both alphabetically and by style, and includes an easy-to use quick reference that shows what each font looks like and where to find it. You¿ll learn the distinguishing characteristics of different styles and be exposed to a rash of OpenType typographic glyphs. If you need to know type, this is the first and last word on the topic.

About the Author:

Adobe Systems Incorporated helped launch the desktop publishing revolution in 1982 and is at the heart of the next publishing revolution, network publishing. Network publishing is about making reliable, visually rich information available to anyone, anywhere, on any device. Today, Adobe offers a comprehensive line of software for enterprise and creative professional customers. Its products enable customers to create, manage, and deliver visually rich, compelling, and reliable content.

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