Where does Proxima Nova come from?

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by MinEderPlayz, Apr 16, 2015.

  1. MinEderPlayz macrumors 6502a

    MinEderPlayz

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    #1
    Hey everyone,

    I recently saw someone in my Twitter feed who wanted to use Proxima Nova as his font for a web project but decided otherwise when he noticed the font was $700.
    Now, I get that the pricey version contains special versions of the font, small caps, etc.. but Proxima Nova for some reason is on my Mac, even though I sure did not pay anything for a web font. Maybe some of you know where it could come from? Is it
    a. preinstalled on every Mac
    b. bundled with Final Cut Pro X
    c. bundled with the Adobe Creative Suite?

    Option c seems the most likely to me since it also installed fonts like Myriad Pro which is used by Apple on every product they label.
    Perhaps option b is ridiculous b/c I have no idea whether any fonts were installed with FCPX or M5.
    Thanks for responding in advance,
    Tom
     
  2. v871305 macrumors member

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    #2
    I have the CS6 master suite, and it didn't come with Proxima Nova. Can also confirm its not option a. Not sure about option b since I don;t have Final Cut.

    If your friend still wants to use Proxima, they can do so via typekit -
    https://typekit.com/plans

    They have a great selection of professional fonts for $50 a year.

    Alternatively, you can use Google fonts as well - Monsterrat and Muli are good alternatives, you might not get all the weights, but they're free.
     
  3. MinEderPlayz thread starter macrumors 6502a

    MinEderPlayz

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    Yeah well that's kind of weird. Since personally I'm not all that into web design I wouldn't subscribe to any service for a font. Yet this very font somehow ended up on my Mac. Will look further into this.
     

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