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Garamond Type Specimen Book


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Graphic Design Type Specimen Book March 2009


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aramond The name given to a group of old style serif typefaces named for the punch-cutter Claude Garamond (c. 1480-1561). A direct relationship between Garamond’s letterforms and contemporary type can be found in the Roman versions of the typefaces Sabon, Granjon, Stempel Garamond, and Adobe Garamond. Garamond’s letterforms convey a sense of fluidity and consistency. Some unique characteristics in his letters are the small bowl of the a and the small eye of the e. Long extenders and top serifs have a downward slope. When Claude Garamond died in 1561, his punches and matrices were sold to Christopher Plantin in Antwerp, which enabled the Garamond fonts be used on many printers. -Information from Wikipedia


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All the American Additions of J.K. Flush right, Rowling’s, Harry Potter rag left books are typeset in twelve-point Adobe Garamond

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The large picture books of Dr.Seuss are set in a version of Geramond

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Garamond came to prominence in the 1540s, first for a

Greek typeface he was commissioned to create for the French king Francis I, to be used in a series of books by Robert Estienne. The French court later adopted Garamond’s Roman types for their printing and the typeface influenced type across France and Western Europe. Garamond had likely seen Venetian old style types from the printing shops of Aldus Manutius. Garamond based much of the design of his lowercase on the handwriting of Angelo Vergecio, librarian to Francis I. The italics of most contemporary versions are based on the italics of Garamond’s assistant Robert Granjon.

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