Adobe has announced a comprehensive and affordable OpenTypefont collection for teaching and learning about typography. Developed in collaboration with AIGA, the professional association for design, Adobe Font Folio Education Essentials software enables students to design and express creative ideas using OpenType - the cross-platform solution for creative professionals. Students and education faculties can create professional-quality print materials, effective websites, rich interactive experiences, and dynamic mobile content.

Adobe Font Folio Education Essentials software includes nearly 500 elegant and trusted fonts, interesting designs, and glyphs. All fonts are OpenType format, which provides enhanced linguistic support, advanced typographic features, and true cross-platform compatibility. The collection has been assembled in collaboration with AIGA specifically to provide depth, breadth, and value for higher education.

"Font Folio Education Essentials allows students to make appropriate type choices for the context and content of their work and helps faculty to teach the history of design,” said Ric Grefe, executive director of AIGA, "The collection is a true foundation for design students and educators alike.”

AIGA and Adobe have long worked together in advancing the practice of design, the use of technology across creative industries, and highlighting the impact of design on the economy and society. Font Folio Education Essentials has been developed as a fundamental tool for teaching typography.

"With AIGA, we've hand-picked typefaces that will be instrumental in educating tomorrow's designers,” said Tom Prehn, senior product marketing manager for type and print technologies at Adobe. "Font Folio Education Essentials is comprehensive and affordable, and furthers our 25-year tradition of setting the standard for digital fonts.”

Available online at the Adobe Education Store – North America from April 17, 2008, Adobe Font Folio Education Essentials will cost US$149 for qualified educational customers; licensing options will be available. To learn more, please visit http://www.adobe.com/education/products/fontfolioeducationessentials/index.html.