Myriad

Myriad is a sans-serif typeface that Adobe used as the ‘flagship font’ when they released the Multiple Master font technology. That is why it is one of the typefaces that made it to my list of interesting fonts.

What does Myriad look like?

Myriad Pro Regular

Myriad Pro Regular

Myriad Pro Semibold

Myriad Pro Semibold

Myriad Pro Italic

Myriad Pro Italic

Myriad Pro Bold

Myriad Pro Bold

Myriad Pro Condensed

Myriad Pro Condensed

What do you use Myriad for?

Myriad is economic yet very legible, making it an ideal text face. Its distinct look also makes it a popular choice as a display font. Myriad is popular as a corporate font, Apple has been using it as such since 2001. Alternatives include Frutiger (which seems to have been its source of inspiration), Syntax and Humanist 77.

The history of Myriad

Robert Slimbach and Carol Twombly designed Myriad for Adobe Systems in 1991. Originally it shipped as a Multiple Master font but in 2000 it was released as an OpenType font family, called Myriad Pro. Additional variants include Myriad Web which is optimized for on-screen use, various condensed and extended versions, as well as two ‘fun’ faces called Myriad Tilt and Myriad Sketch.

Trivia

You may already have Myriad Pro on your system since Adobe bundled a few weights with its Creative Studio software package.

Other sources of information

Nothing comes to mind yet.

7 January 2017

2 responses to “Myriad”

  1. Where can i find free myriad pro font?

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