Sumner StoneCritics, Speakers, 2017
Since 1990 Sumner Stone has been the Founder of Stone Type Foundry Inc. located on Alphabet Farm in Rumsey, California. He has designed over 200 typefaces including four major superfamilies. Sumner is a also a logotype designer, lettering artist, author, and teacher. He was the first Director of Typography for Adobe Systems where he conceived and implemented Adobe’s typographic program including the Adobe Originals along with consulting on the development of Adobe’s type editing software. He was responsible for inventing Adobe’s Multiple Master technology and directing its initial development. He also established Adobe’s Type Advisory Board.
He is the author of On Stone: The Art and Use of Typography on the Personal Computer as well as many articles about typography and typeface design in books and periodicals. He has given workshops and lectured widely on these topics, and has taught calligraphy, typography, and type design at various institutions.