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I’m Thomas Phinney, a typographer and type designer. I am President of FontLab, the font tools company, and consult for clients worldwide.

From 1997-2008 I worked in the type group at Adobe Systems, and from 2009-2014 I was at Extensis. Particular typographic interests include OpenType and American Type Founders. My great-grandfather George R. Lawrence has a nice Wikipedia page.

My professional blog is: I wrote a lot for an Adobe type blog at:

I also maintain an archival web site for the Empire board game:

I've made several hundred contributions to Wikipedia. In November 2015 I decided that I was going to leave and take a lengthy break, perhaps permanent, as the entire process is just too frustrating.