John Warnock, type designer?

Si_Daniels's picture

In response to "What's your favorite font?" Adobe's Chief operating officer Shantanu Narayen told Forbes...

"There are some Warnock fonts that are absolutely spectacular that we use within the company. John Warnock, as a founder of the company, did some amazing fonts."

Brownie points for picking Warnock Pro, but crediting JW for 'doing' fonts seems to take things a bit far? Or maybe not. Hopefully Tom will set him straight. ;-)

Si_Daniels's picture

>At some point the offices were moved from their former location to the current Fremont location, however.

I know Aldus started out in the Pioneer Square area - drunks, bums, cowboys and wild women - but enough about the original staff ;-) hopefully TypeCon will have a walking type history tour that will visit some of the landmarks in that part of town.

dberlow's picture

"drunks, bums, cowboys and wild women - but enough about the original staff ;-) hopefully TypeCon will have a walking type history tour that will visit some of the landmarks"

Are they embalmed there?

Tyoe O's picture

I guess it goes both ways though. I sat in the same row of offices as Robert Slimbach and Thomas Phinney for at least three years and neither one of them ever knew who I was or what I did. In fact I'm pretty sure I could rob Robert in broad daylight and if I faced him later in a police lineup he would say, 'I never saw that man before in my life.' They were both pretty much off in their own world, which is okay, since it looks like they haven't been too harsh on others doing the same.

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