Adobe Buys Font House TypeKit

Posted by at 3:36 pm on October 3, 2011

Adobe has acquired TypeKit, a privately held provider of hosted fonts for use on websites. Available as a subscription-based cloud service, TypeKit offers a large font library to web designers and developers. TypeKit fonts will be offered as a standalone service and over time will become part of Adobe’s Creative Cloud initiative.

Founded in 2008, TypeKit offers its subscription-based service with prices ranging from $25 to $100 per year depending on the number of page views and fonts per site. Typekit claims to provide nearly three billion fonts per month on over to over one million different websites.

The value of the acquisition wasn’t disclosed but may be small enough not to be material to Adobe’s finances.

Adobe’s takeover should address a category that’s relatively untapped for the primarily art-oriented company as well as give it an advantage in web design.

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