Granjon

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1928
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Serif, Old Style, French Old Style
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Metal (Foundry)
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Granjon was designed in 1928 for Linotype by George Jones.

It is named after the sixteenth-century French printer, publisher, and lettercutter Robert Granjon, who is noted in particular for his beautiful italic types. A common pairing is the romans of Claude Garamond (a contemporary of Granjon’s, whose roman types were of exceptional quality) and the italics of Robert Granjon.

Granjon is a fine text typeface; its delicate lines show up nicely in display sizes.

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Last edited by Jason Santa Maria on January 26, 2012, 01:50pm EST

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