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Adobe Originals™ Specimen Booklets
Price: £45.00

Fontworks have acquired a limited amount of the renowned Adobe Originals™ specimen booklets.

Adobe Originals™ are a program of original typefaces designed specifically for the electronic age. Produced with the spirit of craftsmanship that inspired Gutenberg and comprising both originals and revivals of classics from typographic history, these types set the highest standard of typographic excellence.

Type has been developed at Adobe by a full-time staff of type designers. Each member of this group has specialised skills in design and in the using of the tools needed to develop digital type. In addition, Adobe's in-house staff works with outside designers and with its distinguished Typographic Advisory Board - a group of well-known professionals who represent a broad spectrum of the graphic arts industry.

Fontworks have limited numbers of the following specimen booklets:


  • Adobe Wood Types 3
  • Benson Scripts by John Benson
  • Caflisch Script by Max Caflisch
  • Ex Ponto by Jovan Veljovic
  • Galahad by Alan Blackman
  • Jimbo by Jim Parkinson
  • Minion by Robert Slimbach
  • Minion MM by Robert Slimbach
  • Nueva by Carol Twombly
  • Penumbra by Lance Hiddy & Gino Lee
  • Sanvito by Robert Slimbach
  • Tekton by David Siegel
  • Utopia by Robert Slimbach
Special Offer
Purchase the entire collection for only £45.00
Normal price over £200.00

Contact Sales Dept


The specimen books (145mm x 225mm), which are beautifully printed, are sure to become desirable collector's items. Along with excellent type showings, each book provides background on the typeface and its designer and shows inspirational sample art.



Particularly outstanding is the Poetica specimen. The Poetica fonts are modelled on formal chancery handwriting scripts developed during the Italian Renaissance. Designer Robert Slimbach has captured the vitality and grace of this writing style in a series of integrated fonts which include flourished letterforms, ligatures and variant characters. Supported by sample art of the highest standard, the Poetica specimen booklet is a must for every designer's reference source.

Fontworks are offering an assorted pack of six books for £25 (including postage). Please be aware that these are offered on a first come first served basis and the original list price per book is US $15 (£9).


Please make a note of the 6 books you would like (also note a couple of alternatives if we are out of stock on any particular book), then proceed to the contact page.


Fonts for automatic download:

Most fonts on the site are available to download as soon as your transaction is completed. You will receive a link to download the font to your desktop.


Offline font delivery via email:

Fonts from certain suppliers, e.g. Berthold and Font Bureau, are not available to download automatically; your order will be emailed to you free of charge, normally within half an hour of the transaction being completed. Please note that our office hours are 9am to 6pm Mon-Fri, UK time. Offline orders received after this time will be processed on the next working day.

Fonts from Jeremy Tankard Typography (Aspect®, Bliss®, Bliss® Pro, Capline®, Enigma®, Fenland®, Kingfisher®, Shire Types® Shire Types® Pro; Alchemy™, Shaker™, Trilogy Sans™, Trilogy Egyptian™, Trilogy Fatface™, Wayfarer™) will be emailed directly by the designer.


Shipping and physical delivery:

CDs, books and any product that requires shipment by post or courier will incur a charge. The guideline costs are as follows:

- UK next day special delivery (before 13.00 hrs): £8

International via courier:
- EC: £20
- North America: £25
- Australasia/Africa/South America: £35


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