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Robert Slimbach

Robert Slimbach

Information about the typeface designer Robert Slimbach and his fonts.

Robert Slimbach was born in 1956 in Evanston, Illinois, USA, but grew up in South California. After leaving college he developed an interest in graphic design and typefaces while running a small screen printshop for manufacturing posters and greeting cards. This work brought him into contact with Autologic Incorporation in Newbury Park, California.

From 1983 to 1985, he worked as a font designer with Autologic Incorporation, where Sumner Stone also worked for a short time. There he trained, not just as a font designer but also as a calligrapher.

Following this he was then self-employed for two years and developed the two fonts ITC Slimbach and ITC Giovanni for the International Typeface Corporation in New York.

In 1987 he joined Adobe Systems. Ever since, he has been involved in developing new fonts for the Adobe Originals program. During his time at Adobe Systems, Slimbach went to the Plantin-Moretus museum in Antwerp, Belgium, to study the original Garamond typefaces. These served as the basis for the design of Adobe Garamond.

In 1991 he received the Charles Peignot Award from AtypI for excellence in type design. Slimbach is now based with Adobe Systems in San Jose, California.

[SLC, March 2006]

Fonts designed by Robert Slimbach (A-L):

  A-L  M-Z  

Arno Pro
Arno Pro Bold
Arno Pro Caption
Arno Pro Display
Arno Pro Small Text
Arno Pro Subhead
Brioso Caption
Brioso Display
Brioso Italic Display
Brioso Light Poster
Brioso Subhead
Caflisch Script
Caflisch Script Bold
Adobe Clean Serif
Cronos Bold
Cronos Bold Caption
Cronos Bold Display
Cronos Bold Subhead
Cronos Caption
Cronos Display
Cronos Italic
Cronos Subhead
Adobe Garamond
Adobe Garamond Bold
Adobe Garamond Italic
Garamond Premier Pro
Garamond Premier Pro Bold
Garamond Premier Pro Caption
Garamond Premier Pro Display
Garamond Premier Pro Italic
Garamond Premier Pro Subhead
ITC Giovanni
ITC Giovanni (EF)
Adobe Jenson Pro
Adobe Jenson Pro Bold
Adobe Jenson Pro Caption
Adobe Jenson Pro Display
Adobe Jenson Pro Italic
Adobe Jenson Pro Subhead
Kepler Black
Kepler Bold
Kepler Bold Italic
Kepler Caption
Kepler Display
Kepler Extended
Kepler Italic
Kepler SemiCondensed
Kepler Subhead

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