Graphite was designed by David Siegel, who began thinking about the typeface in 1982, looking for an architect´s handwriting with a "chiselled pencil" look. The handwriting of San Francisco architect Anthony Celis LaRosa became Siegel´s choice. With the assistance of David Berlow and Tom Rickner, Graphite was designed and released as a multiple master typeface with weight and width axes that allow for its use in a dynamic range from light condensed to black extended. Graphite is an upright script with simple lines, and is usable in a large variety of informal copysetting situations.
Graphite (Adobe) supports 90 different languages such as Spanish, English, Portuguese, German and French in Latin scripts. (Please note that not all languages are available for all formats.)