Posted by Nicole Miñoza

 Comments (5)


April 1, 2013

The Adobe Type team is often asked for more details on how we go about designing typefaces; what sort of historical elements went into the design, was there a specific approach that we took, and what problems we were trying to solve. Very often, a combination of factors like historical precedent, language coverage, stylistic trends and media target (print, web, UI, app, etc.) can be interesting to our customers.

With the typophile in mind, and others who are interested in font design, we produced our latest set of type specimens. These specimens, now available as PDFs on, delve into the design of four recent Adobe Original typefaces – Trajan Sans, Trajan Pro 3, Myriad Arabic and Myriad Hebrew. We hope you enjoy reading this material and learning more about these typefaces.




  • By Bojan Živković - 11:22 PM on April 1, 2013  

    The only thing I can see on Google Drive for Trajan Sans Pro specimen are some blurriness. It seems you posted image or something that Google can not present properly. I am using Google Chrome latest version.

    • By Nicole Minoza - 11:48 AM on April 10, 2013  

      Hi Bojan,

      The Trajan Sans specimen is a PDF file. If you’re having issues viewing it in your web browser you can try downloading the file to your local drive and opening it with Acrobat reader. If that doesn’t work please let me know.


  • By Warren Bingham - 11:00 PM on April 4, 2013  

    Unless this is a term I’ve never heard of before, I think the word below the CamelCase sample in the Trajan Sans booklet is Capitals not Capitatals.

    • By Nicole Minoza - 11:46 AM on April 10, 2013  

      Hi Warren,

      Thanks for catching and reporting this bug. I’ll definitely get this fixed and the specimen reposted.


  • By Warren Bingham - 11:01 PM on April 4, 2013  

    Make that Captitals