Chaparral Pro® is a slab-serif typeface designed by Carol Twombly of Adobe Systems and released in 2000. Chaparral Pro is available in 32 fonts, including a huge range of weights and styles such old-style and lining figures.
Chaparral Pro® takes us back to the 16th century to the book lettering fonts that were popular in the days when mass printing was in its relative infancy. The slab serif was no accidental design addition of the day; it was a functional feature of the glyphs in a character set that leads the eye along the invisible baseline for the lower serifs. This functionality applies to any serif font, but even more so to slab serifs. In more recent times, the invention of the typewriter heralded the ability for anyone who could afford one of these cheap machines to print rather than handwrite everything; the typefaces on these machines were invariably serifs and typically used the roman style.
Claude Garamond was among the first to popularize use this typeface design in the 16th century. Printers of the day were moving away from the narrower Jensen-style roman typefaces and exploring wider character glyphs while still retaining the characteristic serifs and ligatures in common use at the time. Twombly captured the essence of this style and design to provide a more contemporary version that has a warmer and more articulate feel to it. This is hardly surprising considering that Twombly has her roots in art and design and regularly enjoys these pursuits such as painting with a passion outside of her award-winning contributions to typography.
Chaparral Pro is true to its origins and still conveys a times sense of class and has now become a popular standard for many print applications. Due to the broad range of available styles, Chaparral Pro performs as a workhorse, succeeding in the smallest optical sizes, up to large heavy headlines that boldly convey their message.
Chaparral has numerous uses, including books and other texts of length. Due to its availability in small optical sizes, and combined with its clarity of design, Chaparral is ideal as a caption and small-print typeface.
Licenses for desktop fonts
A typical desktop font EULA will allow you to install the font on your computer for use with authoring tools including word processors, design tools and other applications that permit font selection. Fonts can also be used for creation of print documents, static images (JPEG, TIFF, PNG) and logos. The cost of a desktop font license is determined by the number of workstations on which the font is to be used.View the desktop EULA for this family
Licenses for Fonts.com Web Fonts subscriptions
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Licenses for mobile apps
A mobile app license permits the embedding of the font into the iOS, Android or Windows RT mobile platforms. Licenses are platform-specific meaning a separate license is required for each platform the font is embedded into. Licenses remain valid for the total operating life of the app and a new license is not required to cover free updates to the app.Learn more about licenses for mobile apps
Licenses for electronic publications (eBooks)
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Server licenses authorize the installation of a font on a server that is accessed by remote users or website visitors. These licenses are commonly used by Web-based businesses providing goods that are personalized by its users such as business cards, images with captions and personalized merchandise. Users are not allowed to download the font file and the font may not be used outside the server environment. The font may not be employed for a software as a service (SaaS) application in which the service is the actual product and not the means of providing the product. Server licenses cover a set number of CPU cores on production servers (development servers are not counted) on which the font is installed. The license is valid for 1 year.Learn more about server licenses