Hallmark digital interpretation of a classic Old Style typeface.
Applications: Book Publishing & General Purpose Text Setting
Very widely used
20th Century Serif Roman
Sabon by Jan Tschichold
Robert Slimbach's programme of revivals of text faces at Adobe Systems in the 1990s had precedent in the efforts of M. F. Benton at ATF and Stanley Morison at Monotype earlier in the century. Using the new Postscript font-editing technology, Slimbach produced a sensitive interpretation from a single foundry size (the 'vraye parangone' – about 18pt) of the original Garamond, carefully researched at the Plantin-Moretus Museum in Antwerp, Belgium. Adobe Garamond has a wide range of weights and variants including small capitals, old style numerals, swashes and ornaments, making it ideal for setting long texts in books and magazines.