Georgia Pro and Verdana Pro now available!

We are pleased to announce significant updates to Microsoft’s popular Georgia® and Verdana® fonts that will appeal to everyone who depends on these workhorse typefaces.

The original fonts were designed over 15 years ago by Matthew Carter for use on screen as part of for Microsoft’s “Core fonts for the Web” package. But with only four fonts in each family this has limited designers and handcuffed their typographic choices. All that is about to change!
This project has been years in the making, and thanks to the collaboration of Matthew Carter, Monotype Imaging and The Font Bureau, the new Georgia Pro family and Verdana Pro family are finally available.

Highlights of these new fonts include:
  • Each family contains 20 total fonts
  • New weights include Light, SemiBold, and Black (with matching italics)
  • New Condensed family with 10 fonts
  • OpenType typographic features including small caps, fractions, figure styles
Web font versions of these wonderful fonts are available at the Web Font Service.

    Here is a list of the four main font packages:
    Georgia Pro (10 fonts)

    Georgia Pro Condensed (10 fonts)

    Verdana Pro (10 fonts)

    Verdana Pro Condensed (10 fonts)

    HOW DesignCast with Steve Matteson - Branding Through Custom Typography

    Please join us Tuesday, Aug. 16, at 4:00 p.m. eastern time for a presentation from renowned type designer Steve Matteson. Steve serves as our creative type director and may be best known for typefaces he has designed for Microsoft and Google.
    Typefaces are a critical tool for creating a brand voice. Used properly, type will maintain a positive connection between a product and a user – particularly in an interactive setting. Steve will discuss why type is important, the type design process and challenges faced in creating typefaces for electronic media.

    Steve had the honor to give this presentation at the recent InHouse Managers Conference in Chicago, and has been asked by HOW to deliver an encore.

    The presentation will begin at 4:00 p.m. (EDT) on Tuesday, Aug. 16. Register at HOW DesignCasts.