Entry 1: Researching a Typeface
I chose to take a closer look at Myriad, designed by Robert Slimbach and Carol Twombly
I tend to prefer more modern looking, sans serif typefaces like Myriad. Maybe it was partly a subconcious thing, because Apple used Myriad as a system font in OSX. It has worked its way into lots of identities, including Wells Fargo.
It was designed by Robert Slimbach and Carol Twombly around 1990-1992 for Adobe. Both designers have a background in typeface design and calligraphy. They're responsible for many of the other Adobe faces, like Adobe Caslon (Twombly).
Myriad is characterized by its "humanist" and "organic" qualities, making it a very versitile font. There are also a variety of other faces that allow versatility.