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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 that combined an unprecedented degree of balance and elegance, and stand as a pinnacle of beauty and practicality in typefounding. While fine-tuning Adobe Garamond (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 large range of unique sizes he had seen at the Plantin-Moretus, and on the comparable italics cut by Robert Granjon, Garamond's contemporary. By modeling Garamond Premier Pro on these hand-cut type sizes, Slimbach has retained the varied optical size characteristics and freshness of the original designs, while creating a practical 21st-century type family. Garamond Premier Pro contains an extensive glyph complement, including central European, Cyrillic and Greek characters, and is offered in five weights ranging from light to bold.
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This face is designed for a text size of 18.0 points and can be used from 14.9 to 22.9 point size. Other faces in the same family are designed for larger and smaller point sizes. Please see Adobe Type Optical Sizes for a discussion of the use of fonts designed for different optical sizes.
Postscript File Name:
MAC Menu Name:
Garamond Premier Pro Subhead
Windows/PC Menu Name:
Garamond Premr Pro Subh