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Font Watch: Adobe's New Source Serif

Posted on 6.04.2014

Adobe recently released its third open-source typeface last month and typography nerds are pretty excited.

The new Source Serif font was designed as the serif counterpart to Adobe's popular Source Sans family. Source Serif has another interesting designation - the 100th typeface from the Adobe Originals program, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.

Adobe’s principal type designer, Robert Slimbach, consulted with Frank Grießhammer on the design of Source Serif, helping to ensure its compatibility with Source Sans. Adobe is touting the font's "simplified, eminently readable" letter shapes, suggesting Source Serif is well-suited for digital environments, as well as extended text setting on paper or on screen.

Source Serif, like Source Sans, is available with any level of Typekit plan (including the free level) and can be used on the web or synced for use in any desktop application.

Additional recent posts on fonts and typography at Website Magazine:

- Fount: Find Fonts You Love
- Why Typographic Design Elements Deserve Your Attention
- Choose the Right Web Fonts for your Clients' Sites
- 10 Popular Google Web Fonts
- TypeKit or Google Web Fonts?


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