Sumner Stone is the Founder at Stone Type Foundry Inc. located on Alphabet Farm in Rumsey, California. The Foundry has produced a variety of prize-winning typefaces as well as custom type designs, logotypes, and lettering. Sumner is a type founder, type designer, lettering artist, author, and teacher. From 1984–1989 he was Director of Typography for Adobe Systems where he conceived and implemented Adobe’s typographic program including the Adobe Originals.
Sumner has taught several different courses and type workshops in the Type@Cooper program at Cooper Union. He is presently teaching in the Extended program. He is the author of many articles about typography and typeface design, and has lectured widely on these topics.
Portrait by Mary Ann Frye, 2014