Linotype updates a classic – October 2, 2002

Sabon Next – new life for an old font


Bad Homburg, October 2, 2002 – The Frenchman Jacob Sabon is credited with having paved the way for the classic Garamond typeface in Germany. The name ’Sabon’ was therefore well chosen for the font Jan Tschichold developed based on Garamond™. 35 years after its launch in 1967 Linotype Library commissioned prize-winning font designer Jean-François Porchez to bring Sabon in line with the requirements of today´s technology. The result – Sabon Next – is a fitting tribute to the creator of Sabon™. This redesigned font is now available from Linotype Library.

Redesigning a redesign is a particular challenge for any designer. For Jean-François Porchez, born in 1964 and now teaching type design at ENSAD in Paris, this is doubly true in the case of www.linotype.com.

In addition to supplying digital fonts, Linotype Library also offers comprehensive and individual consultation and support services for font applications in worldwide (corporate) communications.
This press release is available as pdf file. Please download:
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