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COLLECTION Identifier: TypTS 970.88.462

Sumner Stone drawings for the ITC Stone typeface


Early sketches and drawings of letters and numbers for the development of ITC Stone, created by designer and art director Sumner Stone.


  • 1988

Language of Materials

Collection materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.


.5 linear feet (1 box)
Consists of early sketches and drawings of letters and numbers from the development of the typeface ITC Stone; 188 of the sketches are graphite drawings, and 135 are computer generated drawings, measuring 22 x 14 cm. or smaller. Some of the drawings are annotated with suggestions for changes. Also includes 7 items of published secondary material.

Biographical / Historical

Stone is the designer of the ITC Stone, Stone Print, Silica, Arepo, Cycles, and Basalt typeface families. He was the art director and one of the designers of the prize-winning ITC Bodoni.


Organized into the following series:
  1. I. Early drawings
  2. II. Small drawings
  3. III. Drawings for Serif
  4. IV. Sans drawings
  5. V. Informal drawings
  6. VI. Italic drawings
  7. VII. Previous Serif/Sans families
  8. VIII. Drawings for figures
  9. IX. Proofs
  10. X. Articles and promotional

Immediate Source of Acquisition

97HDr-3. Gift of Sumner Stone; received: 1997 February.
Stone, Sumner, 1946-. Sumner Stone drawings for the ITC Stone typeface: Guide.
Houghton Library, Harvard College Library

Repository Details

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