Garamond Premier

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Credits

Designer(s)
Robert Slimbach, Claude Garamond
Foundry(ies)
Adobe Systems
Release Year
1989
Country of Origin
United States
Classification
Serif, Old Style, French Old Style
Original Format
Digital
Distributor(s)
MyFonts, FontShop
Tags
elegant, french, garamond, optical, serif

Background

Garamond Premier Pro had its genesis in 1988, when Adobe senior type designer Robert Slimbach visited the Plantin-Moretus Museum in Antwerp, Belgium, to study their collection of Claude Garamond’s metal punches and type designs. Garamond, a French punchcutter, produced a refined array of book types in the mid-1500s which combine an unprecedented degree of balance and elegance, and stand as a pinnacle of beauty and practicality in typefounding. While fine-tuning AdobeĀ® GaramondĀ® (released in 1989) as a useful design suited to modern publishing, Slimbach started planning an entirely new interpretation of Garamond’s designs based on the range of unique sizes he’d seen at the Plantin-Moretus, and on comparable italics cut by Garamond’s contemporary, Robert Granjon.

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