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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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Garamond Premier Pro family contains faces designed for the following optical sizes:
- Caption: design size 8.0 points, for use from 5.9 to 8.9 points
- Body Text: design size 11.0 points, for use from 8.9 to 14.9 points
- Subhead: design size 18.0 points, for use from 14.9 to 22.9 points
- Display: design size 36.0 points, for use from 22.9 to 72.0 points
Please see Adobe Type Optical Sizes for a discussion of the use of fonts designed for different optical sizes.