Sutro Deluxe

An added dimension

Every Tuesday, I highlight a typeface from Typekit that's included for free with your Adobe Creative Cloud subscription. 


I love Jim Parkinson's work. I first became aware of his work with newspaper and magazine logos, but his typeface designs are amazing, too. 

Sutro is a slab serif that resembles a Clarendon. It's an amazingly diverse typeface family, with a wide range of weights. But Sutro is unique in providing a distinct display face, Sutro Deluxe. Parkinson calls Sutro a "Chromatic" design, meaning that you can combine multiple fonts to get a colored effect. The entire Sutro family is on Typekit. I can't wait to find a project to use it on.

(Not sure how to add fonts from Typekit to your computer? Check out this Adobe Help document on how to install Typekit desktop fonts.)

Bob Wertz writes about design, technology and pop culture at Sketchbook B. Bob is a Columbia, South Carolina-based designer, creative director, college instructor, husband and dad. He’s particularly obsessed with typography, the creative process and the tools we use to create. In his spare time, he troubleshoots Creative Cloud. Follow Bob on Twitter and Instagram.