Type Gallery – Plantin
Font Designer: Frank Hinman Pierpont, 1913
Plantin®, the man, was a well-known printer of the 16th century whose font foundry turned out traditional Old Face fonts and the italic cut of Garamond. Frank Hinman designed Plantin, the font, based on such fonts, and Stanley Morison and Victor Lardent in turn based their Times New Roman® design on Plantin. In the style of Garamond, this font is exceptionally legible and makes a classic, elegant impression.