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Myriad

Myriad is a large humanist sans serif family developed from 1990-1992 by Carol Twombly at Adobe with the help of Robert Slimbach and Fred Brady. Originally a multiple masters font, it continues its life as Myriad Pro (opentype) today. It is used for both text and display. Since the launch of the eMac in 2002, Myriad has been replacing Apple Garamond as Apple Computer's corporate font. Adobe states: An Adobe Originals design first released in 1992, Myriad has become popular for both text and display composition. As an OpenType release, Myriad Pro expands this sans serif family to include Greek and Cyrillic glyphs, as well as adding oldstyle figures and improving support for Latin-based languages. The full Myriad Pro family includes condensed, normal, and extended widths in a full range of weights. Designed by Robert Slimbach&Carol Twombly with Fred Brady&Christopher Slye, Myriad has a warmth and readability that result from the humanist treatment of letter proportions and design detail. Myriad Pro's clean open shapes, precise letter fit, and extensive kerning pairs make this unified family of roman and italic an excellent choice for text typography that is comfortable to read, while the wide variety of weights and widths in the family provide a generous creative palette for even the most demanding display typography.

John Berry published two PDF files at Adobe with descriptions of Myriad Arabic and Myriad Hebrew.

The typophiles offer these suggestions for alternatives for Myriad in 2016: Open sans, Source Sans, Verb, FF Milo, FF Kievit, Seravek, JAF Bernini Sans, Fresco Sans. One could also add Interval Next (Mostar Design), Humanist 777 (by Bitstream), and the typeface it was originally designed to eplace, Frutiger (by Linotype).

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file name: Robert Slimbach Myriad Arabic 2011


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file name: Robert Slimbach Myriad Hebrew 2011


file name: Robert Slimbach Myriad Hebrew 2011b


file name: Robert Slimbach Myriad Hebrew 2011c


file name: Robert Slimbach Myriad Hebrew 2011d


file name: Robert Slimbach Myriad Hebrew 2011e


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file name: Myriad Pro Cyrillic 2015


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file name: Robert Slimbach Carol Twombly Myriad 2002 Poster by Muberra Kablan 2015


file name: Robert Slimbach Carol Twombly Fred Brady Christopher Slye Myriad Pro 1992 Poster by Najid Hijazi 2017


file name: Robert Slimbach Carol Twombly Fred Brady Christopher Slye Myriad Pro 1992 Poster by Najid Hijazi 2017b


file name: Robert Slimbach Carol Twombly Fred Brady Christopher Slye Myriad Pro 1992 Poster by Najid Hijazi 2017c


file name: Robert Slimbach Carol Twombly Fred Brady Christopher Slye Myriad Pro 1992 Poster by Najid Hijazi 2017d


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file name: Robert Slimbach Carol Twombly Fred Brady Christopher Slye Myriad Pro 1992


file name: Robert Slimbach Carol Twombly Fred Brady Christopher Slye Myriad Pro 1992b


file name: Robert Slimbach Carol Twombly Fred Brady Christopher Slye Myriad Pro 1992d


file name: Robert Slimbach Carol Twombly Fred Brady Christopher Slye Myriad Pro 1992e







Luc Devroye ⦿ School of Computer Science ⦿ McGill University Montreal, Canada H3A 2K6 ⦿ lucdevroye@gmail.com ⦿ http://luc.devroye.org ⦿ http://luc.devroye.org/fonts.html