Font Designer – Sumner Stone

Sumner Stone – born 9. 6. 1945 in Venice, Florida, USA – type designer, graphic designer.

1966: studies at Reed College in Portland, Oregon. Takes calligraphy lessons with Lloyd Reynolds. Then works as a type designer for Hallmark Cards in Kansas City for two years. 1972: opens his type studio, Alpha and Omega Press, in Sonoma, California. At the same time he studies mathematics at Sonoma State University. 1979: works for Autologic Inc. in Boston as director of typography. He later holds the same position at Camex Inc. in Boston and from 1985–89 at Adobe Systems Inc. in California. Adobe’s first original fonts are Stone’s Stone Family typefaces, namely a roman, sans-serif and informal font cut in a total of 18 weights. 1990: opens his Stone Type Foundry company for digital type design in Palo Alto. 1991: designs Stone Print for the American graphic-design magazine "Print".
Fonts: Arepo™, Scripps College Old Style™ (1997), Stone® Family (1987), Stone Print (1991), Stone Phonetic, Silica™ (1993), Bodoni™ Ornaments (1994), Bodoni™ Six (1994), Bodoni™ Twelve (1994), Bodoni™ Seventy Two(1994/1995), Scripps College Old Style™(1997), ITC Stone® Sans II (2010).

Publication: "Typography on the Personal Computer", San Francisco, London 1991.

* TYPOGRAPHY – An Encyclopedic Survey of Type Design and Techniques Throughout History by Friedrich Friedl, Nicolaus Ott (Editor), Bernard Stein, published by Könemann Verlagsgesellschaft mbH.
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