I am trying to get Myriad Pro onto my website and I have the use of Adobe's Typekit, but I think that it is stuck in the last decade with its JS loading and FOUT so I am wanting to embed the fonts using @font-face.

Is Adobe the only company that licenses the use of Myriad Pro, as they won't give us a server license to use the fonts in this way, or am I able to obtain a license from elsewhere?

The company already has a license that allows it to use the font in all the commercial brochures and prints, but I'm not sure if this covers us for using it on the web.

Any advice about this would be much appreciated as I am getting nowhere asking the marketing department who are adamant I must use the font on the website.

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    @ZachSaucier Hi, is this question not on topic for this site? I did check the guidelines and felt it came under the topic: Graphic arts theory and history; "Why" we do what we do and not necessarily the "how" in logo design, fonts & typography, visual communication and as there is a tag for font-licensing I guess this should be ok? – Pete Mar 11 '16 at 16:15
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    To me it seems on topic – Zach Saucier Mar 11 '16 at 16:15
  • fonts.com/font/adobe/myriad looks like they have it as part of a subscription service too maybe? I don't see much else apart from that. – Brendan Mar 25 '16 at 13:47

Adobe owns Myriad...it's a typeface they commissioned for their own foundry. Adobe also owns Typekit. They want you to use typekit to license Myriad for the web.


Adobe recently shut down their type store and send most of their licensing queries for Myriad Pro to us at fontspring.com. That said, Adobe only allows us at this time to sell desktop licenses, because Typekit is their web font product. They do not want their commercial fonts used as web fonts in a self-hosted manner.

Hope this helps!

  • Reminds me of how the Adobe font itself is only usable by Adobe. – brandito Mar 20 '18 at 2:33

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