by Thomas Phinney
Adobe today launched a new font package, which I’m very pleased with: Font Folio Education Essentials. We worked with the good people at AIGA (American Institute for the Graphic Arts) to come up with the best bundle we could for educators and students. Estimated street price for this package of 500 fonts is USD $149 for a single user (with volume discounts available for schools). Read about it here.
However, one thing that seems to be missing from all the PR bumpf is an actual… list of what fonts the product comprises. I’m sure we can remedy that in the official pages, but in the meantime, here’s my listing of the font bundle:
I really enjoyed working on this with the good folks from the AIGA. They had a strong vision of what was needed, and we were able to work with them to figure out how best to implement it.
We do have another education package, the little-known Type Classics for Learning. This is also some 500 fonts, and is only $99, or about $50 for large-scale licensing (e.g. a classroom). However, trying to keep the price to an absolute minimum restricted which fonts we could include in that package, due to royalty issues. That’s great for really tight budgets, but for students and institutions that can afford the slightly higher price of Font Folio Education Essentials, I think it offers a much more rounded collection including more “big name typefaces.”