Garamond Premier font family


Designed by Robert Slimbach in 2005
Claude Garamond in 1499-1561

About Garamond Premier font family

Claude Garamond (ca. 1480-1561) cut types for the Parisian scholar-printer Robert Estienne in the first part of the sixteenth century, basing his romans on the types cut by Francesco Griffo for Venetian printer Aldus Manutius in 1495. Garamond refined his romans in later versions, adding his own concepts as he developed his skills as a punchcutter. After his death in 1561, the Garamond punches made their way to the printing office of Christoph Plantin in Antwerp, where they were used by Plantin for many decades, and still exist in the Plantin-Moretus museum. Other Garamond punches went to the Frankfurt foundry of Egenolff-Berner, who issued a specimen in 1592 that became an important source of information about the Garamond types for later scholars and designers. In 1621, sixty years after Garamond's death, the French printer Jean Jannon (1580-1635) issued a specimen of typefaces that had some characteristics similar to the Garamond designs, though his letters were more asymmetrical and irregular in slope and axis. Jannon's types disappeared from use for about two hundred years, but were re-discovered in the French national printing office in 1825, when they were wrongly attributed to Claude Garamond. Their true origin was not to be revealed until the 1927 research of Beatrice Warde. In the early 1900s, Jannon's types were used to print a history of printing in France, which brought new attention to French typography and the Garamond" types. This sparked the beginning of modern revivals; some based on the mistaken model from Jannon's types, and others on the original Garamond types. Italics for Garamond fonts have sometimes been based on those cut by Robert Granjon (1513-1589), who worked for Plantin and whose types are also on the Egenolff-Berner specimen. Linotype has several versions of the Garamond typefaces. Though they vary in design and model of origin, they are all considered to be distinctive representations of French Renaissance style; easily recognizable by their elegance and readability.

Garamond Pemiere Pro was designed by Robert Slimbach, and released in 2005."
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Garamond Premier

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34 Typefaces

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Garamond Premier Caption
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Garamond Premier Italic Caption
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Garamond Premier Medium Caption
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Garamond Premier Medium Italic Caption
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Garamond Premier Semibold Caption
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Garamond Premier Semibold Italic Caption
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Garamond Premier Bold Caption
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Garamond Premier Bold Italic Caption
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Garamond Premier Roman
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Garamond Premier Italic
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Garamond Premier Medium
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Garamond Premier Medium Italic
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Garamond Premier Semibold
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Garamond Premier Semibold Italic
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Garamond Premier Bold
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Garamond Premier Bold Italic
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Garamond Premier Subhead
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Garamond Premier Italic Subhead
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Garamond Premier Medium Subhead
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Garamond Premier Medium Italic Subhead
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Garamond Premier Semibold Subhead
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Garamond Premier Semibold Italic Subhead
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Garamond Premier Bold Subhead
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Garamond Premier Bold Italic Subhead
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Garamond Premier Light Display
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Garamond Premier Light Italic Display
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Garamond Premier Display
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Garamond Premier Italic Display
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Garamond Premier Medium Display
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Garamond Premier Medium Italic Display
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Garamond Premier Semibold Display
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Garamond Premier Semibold Italic Display
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Garamond Premier Bold Display
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Garamond Premier Bold Italic Display
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