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Kepler Font

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Feb 14, 2019 Feb 14, 2019

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Does anyone know the history behind the creation of the Kepler font (https://fonts.adobe.com/fonts/kepler). What were the artists's inspirations when creating it? What kind of font it would be categorized as?

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Feb 14, 2019 Feb 14, 2019

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A better forum to ask in might be the Adobe Fonts forum:

Adobe Fonts (formerly Typekit)

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Feb 14, 2019 Feb 14, 2019

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The font was created by Robert Slimbach, a long-time font designer who now heads up Adobe's type design program. Posting the question on the font forum (suggested by Steve above) will probably get a response from Robert. Robert Slimbach | Adobe Fonts 

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Feb 15, 2019 Feb 15, 2019

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Kepler originated as a Multiple Master font, which probably explains why there are so many instances available over at Adobe Fonts. My old multiple master postscript version still works, but  unfortunately there's no longer a way to generate new instances in OSX. The Multiple Master technology is being revived as variable fonts, but I don‘t think there is support yet with InDesign—I’m sure you can get the latest over in the fonts forum.

Multiple master fonts - Wikipedia

Variable fonts - Wikipedia

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Feb 19, 2019 Feb 19, 2019

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There's more information in the previous post as well:

History Behind Kepler Font

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