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Christopher Slye @ChristopherSlye The San Francisco Bay Area

Everything Adobe Type from 1997–2020. Type designer. @Lett_Arc board. @typesociety ex-officio. Collector of rare compact discs. Cocktail enthusiast.

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@WhitStillman What about these two fonts now?
5/21
2020
This is super-weird. I don’t remember ever seeing this kind of statement before. https://t.co/KUee3oaTbO https://t.co/lFb4CcMSNX @drinkerthinker It worked! ✨
5/17
2020
@ultrasparky Rarely. They would ask if it was available — I assume because it was needed for existing documents, or… https://t.co/Zsj9xuyHH8 @ultrasparky At Adobe I got regular customer inquiries for Type 1. Not exactly frequent, but regular. @NickSherman @underware This looks amazing. I want one.
5/12
2020
Okay, someone at @criterionchannl has had too much caffeine.
5/11
2020
It’s from 2016, but it resonates with me today. https://t.co/0UU21E3oTlThese Stymie alternates are really something. https://t.co/0y6dwJSuXp
5/8
2020
This appears to be something extremely close to Fann Street Clarendon Extended, No. 2 (and, likewise, the revival C… https://t.co/BOKPTikOdyIt’s lovely that @imperfect_foods flowerized our delivery today. https://t.co/f403oseapA @WADwiggins Bruce, c’mon now. @inuakena Ah, I have that Paranubes rum and need to drink more of it. I’ve been thinking of deploying it in a Caipirinha.Type friends: What is the typeface used for the numbered subheads in this 1862 edition of the Bon-Vivant’s Companio… https://t.co/C5bGh1cEgB
5/6
2020
@MeghanCArnold My only question is: Where do I buy one?!
5/5
2020
Star Wars Immunization Promotional Poster, 1979 https://t.co/slvo0PSaai
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5/4
2020
Check out this time-lapse video for a glimpse of Adam Stockhausen’s Oscar-winning designs being brought to life, as… https://t.co/PVqUyrMVXJ
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5/2
2020
@jessicahische Like Target, Bitmoji knows you are pregnant before you do.For all the expansive grandeur of its sound, it’s easy to miss that the Beach Boys’ “California Girls” is barely ov… https://t.co/1FXEW1nPjT
4/29
2020
@victoriaalissia I understand.
4/27
2020
Uncredited 1978 cover art to ‘Astronavi,’ by Isaac Asimov https://t.co/2tTbzCYyhy
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4/26
2020
Classic FedEx. https://t.co/h5h1YCWZVB
4/25
2020
@realdougwilson @MauriceMeilleur It's definitely Negroni weather here in California today. @realdougwilson Hard to say! I very much like a Corpse Reviver #2. (If someone wanted a Lemon Drop, I might try to… https://t.co/FQxhMGPqfo @thepytefoundry @justvanrossum I remember when this came out, and how hilarious it was that all type designers *instantly* disregarded it.
4/24
2020
I’m not sure how well-known this book is, but I have always preferred it over the Chicago Manual of Style. https://t.co/dAAbazQn9r
4/22
2020
This is a very good article, by the way. https://t.co/zVVFWcsJ8wYou can say the same thing about typefaces. https://t.co/3AUKtFD4zL @adamtwar This is great, thanks! I am slowly working my way up to installing and trying this. (I spent the day comb… https://t.co/rYXlHz91B7When I was working at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, around 1994, I was asked to quickly create a periodic table wit… https://t.co/og8ElPe0RH
4/20
2020
@splorp I suspected as much.Maybe someday I’ll get to re-watch this season 9 episode of The Love Boat with its amazing cast. https://t.co/i25RAFic9B @marksimonson Thanks. I still need to dig up my disks and see what I have. I'm guessing version 4 and/or 5. @splorp Indeed, I have some old files — but I don’t know what they are, and I want to leisurely sift through them.… https://t.co/471Z9XwzFZ
4/19
2020
Well, good thing I saved this? https://t.co/WNXx8fViMK @kioskfonts Have you used it lately?If I want to run Mac OS System 7 in an emulator on a modern Mac, and install and run my old copy of Aldus FreeHand,… https://t.co/x9PGPMqQWJ
4/18
2020
@johndberry Well there are various thread-collecting utilities out there, but I might make this into a blog post or… https://t.co/Hwd3zNvY8GI love this so much. https://t.co/WHy2BgQAiv
4/17
2020
Saul Bass's opening title sequence for Otto Preminger's coolly harrowing psychological thriller BUNNY LAKE IS MISSI… https://t.co/Vd4D1SODTS
Retweeted by Christopher Slye @timbrown I've said it before, but my last best iPhone was my trusty 5c. Perfect shape and size for me. (Alas, the… https://t.co/TqDtJMzzHx
4/16
2020
@jessicahische 😢 I'm sorry.
4/14
2020
Okay, I've been with USPS for several years now, so here's my big dumb #SaveThePostOffice thread. I don't know how… https://t.co/xwARGfTFbO
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4/12
2020
@MeghanCArnold What’s not to like??The one-spacers have won. Microsoft Word now showing 2 spaces after a period as an error.
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4/11
2020
I spoke with the Postmaster General again today. She could not have been more clear: The Postal Service will coll… https://t.co/FQmgBrqBbv
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4/10
2020
Since @SuskyFontClub rightly observed “Wood Type 3 is sweet,” here’s a closer look. The first “chromatic” (multi-co… https://t.co/tgtyYJVNWy
4/9
2020
@MeghanCArnold And that graphic is extremely unreadable!Some specimens essentially repeated a single typeface design – there were books for Minion, Minion Cyrillic, and Mi… https://t.co/RxSu9Ju2GrIt occurs to me that it is more accurate to say that there were 30 titles produced in the original booklet format (… https://t.co/JPykppjdXW
4/8
2020
@gerryleonidas It’s always been a pleasure when our paths have crossed, Gerry. Wishing you good luck and good healt… https://t.co/57qhSALZ43After years of development, the Online Archive is now open to all. Enjoy unprecedented virtual access to nearly 1,5… https://t.co/Cqipn5op5C
Retweeted by Christopher Slye @typeoff Ha. Since I am an OCD collector I know how you feel. I had one book when I started at Adobe. On my first d… https://t.co/uDg3BIJMZ2I came to Adobe in 1997, at the end of this prolific era of typeface production – but helped produce all the later… https://t.co/DxHk1qqjrLFor various reasons, some of these books are rarer than others. Certainly the large Adobe Jenson book, but the firs… https://t.co/mg8uWZSQ1dFor the 25-year anniversary of Adobe Originals, the classic, smaller book format was revived for the story of type… https://t.co/5OTzn6Y8IuAt Robert Slimbach’s urging, the large format was revived in 2005 for the release of Garamond Premier. By then, Ope… https://t.co/jSYnWBddh2The latter Adobe Jenson book has an unusual mistake! It was erroneously printed on Mohawk “Ultrawhite” stock instea… https://t.co/7usBvZsZ9RBeyond the 30 original booklets, there have been three large-format books. The first, in 1994, was for then-unrelea… https://t.co/rNeEzCRwaGAmid shifting priorities and budget in the latter half of the 1990s, some notable Adobe Originals from that time ne… https://t.co/punxMInwYbTwo typefaces, Tekton and Minion, each received a book for both their original Type 1 release and their later multi… https://t.co/FZxI0CgXLlBooks and reprints eventually used an updated Adobe logo, beginning with Sanvito in July 1993. Nine booklets with t… https://t.co/onNlnCjPbhIn all, I have identified a total of 52 printings and reprintings. There were occasional, minor edits (corrections/… https://t.co/0Z0NHOzDftMany of those books had multiple printings! 13 of the 30 titles were printed more than once – four times in the cas… https://t.co/oUmuIEkrrqIn late 1991, the first multiple masters typeface, Myriad, was accompanied by a change to the standard book design… https://t.co/GpORr6x4yZBooklets for 30 different typefaces were printed 9ʺ × 5¾ʺ on Mohawk Superfine paper, usually with a debossed Origin… https://t.co/OPI5nMfuUoAdobe produced printed specimen books packaged with their new original typefaces, called Adobe Originals. These spe… https://t.co/v9ZuPZWr5UIt’s time for a dive into the specimen booklets for Adobe Originals typefaces, which began in 1989 with Adobe Garam… https://t.co/AOySvp41pB
4/7
2020
Day 95: Pac-Typography! As a designer, I'm very interested in the origins & evolution of the #PacMan logo, and how… https://t.co/IIYK9YjndK
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4/5
2020
Wow. Another little piece of my formative years. https://t.co/7xer0D8fSO[Donald Trump, Titanic captain] 1. There is no iceberg 2. We won’t hit the iceberg 3. We barely touched the icebe… https://t.co/CLrbTVAjiS
Retweeted by Christopher SlyeTrump just laid out GOP strategy for November: oppose mail voting for everyone except voters over 65 (i.e Republica… https://t.co/gU3A7eHkYc
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4/4
2020
@FelicianoType Love the straightforward, inclusive EULA! I was temporarily confused because it includes permission… https://t.co/W38m9G6jQ1Special gift from a friend. https://t.co/O4Lj6IYPeB
4/3
2020
@AudreySaunders Thanks! Makes sense. I like the rebalanced version as well, but the original 1:1:1 seems to match m… https://t.co/sHUUIEJkU8
4/2
2020
Today’s happy hour. I can only post so many Zombie photos on my Instagram, so let’s try here for a change of pace. https://t.co/yRGLZhFkoQIncidentally, I learned while designing menus for an Italian restaurant that the apostrophe in cases like this (e.g… https://t.co/7H6r1znMr0Somehow this is important information for @draftwerk. https://t.co/eXXMnQidr3 @AudreySaunders Some friends and I have been discussing the White Negroni. I read it originated 1:1:1, but most pub… https://t.co/sOmMES6Gzv
4/1
2020
This exquisite ram’s head was carved by an Etruscan master artisan from a piece of Baltic amber almost 2,500 years… https://t.co/Xd6bBN4ZXo
Retweeted by Christopher Slye @hels This is something @ckslye would or should do, which I completely support and appreciate.
3/28
2020
Copyright 1973! https://t.co/haZa9sumhCGoodbye, old friend. https://t.co/q86o5UKOqIGRAIL BOOK ACQUIRED. Seriously. I’ve wanted this since I started collecting. Pretty much speechless. https://t.co/5QXPcvOlh8
Retweeted by Christopher Slye @DavidWondrich I am here to report I made this and it is very good. Keeping in the spirit of things, I used a cream… https://t.co/jGgTNWbwRa
3/27
2020
@Dunwich_Type No Ewoks and no belch jokes would have helped — although there is barely a plot.People like to criticize the dialog in Star Wars (episode IV), but it has never bothered me. However, I just rewatc… https://t.co/3o5hTVhR1f
3/26
2020
Have great drinks, be mindful, and remember that just because you’re in isolation (especially because you’re in iso… https://t.co/SwFMFOXIgq
Retweeted by Christopher SlyeCheck out this 19th century zine drawing of a grocery store. America’s archivists are really bringing it in this cr… https://t.co/YmRNdvgmsN
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3/25
2020
OMG this thread. ❤️ https://t.co/oRq0K4xaxn
3/24
2020
“Practice social distancing” may not be clear. “Stay home. Get groceries once per week” may be more clear. Messagin… https://t.co/7L3NHl8t4g
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3/23
2020
It’s hard to imagine having a better Congressman. This is shocking news. Hoping for the best. https://t.co/WbVA8tdSKFAll true, and if it’s not obvious: Find a very fresh lemon. That lemon that has been sitting on your counter for se… https://t.co/00nfeKiE4s
3/21
2020
... And if anyone is wondering how I managed to have two “last days,” it’s only because I basically signed off from… https://t.co/ccqcgCvL39 @johndberry Not retiring. Taking a break, then... who knows?I just spent my final morning as an Adobe employee debugging some of my Python code. It turned out to be a very ple… https://t.co/xzXnfu2Rkl
3/20
2020
New profile pic https://t.co/S3PJQ1AWfQ
Retweeted by Christopher SlyeImagine if the Trump Admin were a Reality TV Show where we could vote off the person who had least credibility in a given week, every week.
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3/18
2020
Leaving a job after two decades is hard, but getting heartfelt notes of thanks from both of the company’s founders… https://t.co/3KQ1ttmAhW
3/16
2020
Space Cat Saturday returns with Johnny Bruck's cover art for the 1106th installment in the long-running German sci-… https://t.co/PFFa1Rwl5I
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3/15
2020

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