Now that's my type of service
Adobe has just announced that Typekit, the online marketplace and subscription library for fonts which it acquired in 2011, is getting a new name. The service is now called Adobe Fonts. It is one of several announcements that the software company made at its annual creativity conference, Adobe MAX, held in Los Angeles earlier this week.
Now I wouldn’t dedicate a whole post just to a name change! The more important news to come out of the conference is that access to the entire Adobe Fonts library is now included with every Creative Cloud plan, including single-app plans and the Photography plan. As a a result, all previous standalone Typekit plans have been retired and consolidated into one streamlined service. Even if you don’t pay for a Creative Cloud subscription, you can still access the “Basic” collection of fonts as long as you have an Adobe ID.
Not only do Creative Cloud users now have access to a collection of 14,000 fonts (and growing), but they will also enjoy a number of functional updates. For example, there are no more sync limits, which means you can activate however many fonts you need, and you can use them anywhere – on the web or on your desktop – because “web-only” fonts are now a thing of the past. Additionally, web users need not worry about pageviews and domain limits, as these have also been abolished.
If all that wasn’t enticing enough, Adobe has also announced that it just added 3,000 new fonts to the library, courtesy of the Type Network collection and Adobe’s own type foundry. And to keep the ball rolling, Adobe has kicked off 30 days of new font pack releases, expertly-curated for any occasion, assembled by the Adobe Fonts team and some special guests.
If you’d like to learn more about what the changes mean for you, especially if you have been deploying Typekit fonts on the (like I have on this website!), view this help page for more information.