Adobe Typekit
Manufacturer Adobe Systems
Type Design Service
Release date September 9, 2009 (2009-09-09)
Introductory price Free trial
Annual subscriptions
Online services Embedded fonts
Website typekit.com

Typekit is a service which allows designers and developers to use high-quality fonts in their work through a subscription plan to their font library.[1] Fonts may be used on customers' websites or synced via Adobe Creative Cloud to applications on their computers.[2]


Typekit is available to the public and allows subscribers to get access under a single licensing agreement to the Typekit font library,[3] which, as of August 2015, consists of more than 1,100 typefaces from a variety of foundries.[4] The fonts are offered as a standalone service and as part of Adobe's Creative Cloud.[5]

The service uses the @font-face CSS property and JavaScript.[1]

Typekit has been hailed as "revolutionary" for its promise to enrich typography on the web and make it more similar to print.[6]


Typekit was launched in September 2009 by Small Batch, Inc.,[1] a company run by creators of the Google Analytics service.[7] In October 2011, the service was acquired by Adobe.[8]


Google introduced a competing, free service named Google Web Fonts in May 2010.[9][10]

Clearleft and OmniTI launched Fontdeck in June 2010.[11]

Font Bureau and Ascender Corporation launched the Webtype service in October 2010.[12]

See also


  1. ^ a b c Beres, Ivan (November 11, 2009). "TypeKit launches, hopes to save typography on the Web". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2012. 
  2. ^ Rechs, Matthew. "The fonts you love from Typekit, now on your desktop". Typekit Blog. Typekit. Retrieved 2014. 
  3. ^ Veen, Jeffrey (May 27, 2009). "Introducing Typekit". Typekit. Retrieved 2012. 
  4. ^ "Stated font library size as of Aug. 27, 2015". Typekit. Adobe. Retrieved 2015. 
  5. ^ "Adobe Launches Creative Cloud". Adobe.com. April 23, 2012. Retrieved 2012. 
  6. ^ Manjoo, Farhad (July 13, 2009). "Down With Verdana!". Slate. Retrieved 2012. 
  7. ^ Catone, Josh (May 28, 2009). "Typekit Offers a New Approach to Fonts on the Web". Mashable. Retrieved 2012. 
  8. ^ "Adobe Acquires Web Typography Innovator Typekit". Adobe.com. Oct 3, 2011. Retrieved 2012. 
  9. ^ "Introducing the Google Font API & Google Font Directory". Google Code. May 19, 2010. Retrieved 2012. 
  10. ^ Johnson, Joshua (August 1, 2012). "A Beginner's Guide to Using Google Web Fonts". Design Shack. Retrieved 2012. 
  11. ^ Fontdeck Blog (June 11, 2010). "Fontdeck is go!"
  12. ^ Webtype Blog (October 27, 2010). "New Web Font Service Launched by Partnership of Experts"

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