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Old Style typefaces [John D. Boardley]

A useful introduction to old style (or garalde) types by John D. Boardley. The types can be recognized by the horizontal crossbar on the "e", and more contrast between thick and thin (compared to humanist typefaces). The serifs have wedges, and the letterforms are smooth and refined. They were in vogue for almost 200 years, starting with Bembo in 1495 (Aldus Manutius and Francesco Griffo) and Francesco Griffo's first italic type in 1501. The French caught on 40 years later, and the Garamond-style typefaces saw the light ca. 1540, thanks to Claude Garamond and Robert Granjon. Christoffel van Dijck and Mikós Kis were doing garaldes in the Dutch region ca. 1600 (see styles like Ehrhardt). Finally, Caslon (William Caslon, ca. 1725) is also classified as a garalde. Old style digital typefaces include Berling, Calisto, Goudy Old Style, Granjon, Janson, Palatino, Perpetua, Plantin, Sabon and Weiss.

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History of type ⦿ Garalde or Garamond typefaces ⦿ Lapidary typefaces ⦿ Caslon ⦿ Type glossaries ⦿








file name: Frank Hinman Pierpont Monotype Plantin 1913b


file name: Frank Hinman Pierpont Monotype Plantin 1913c


file name: Frank Hinman Pierpont Monotype Plantin Semibold 1913


file name: Frank Hinman Pierpont Plantin 2014 Poster by Julie Troubat 2014


file name: Monotype Plantin Std Condensed Bold


file name: Monotype Plantin Std Headline Bold Condensed


file name: Monotype Plantin Std Infant


file name: Monotype Plantin Infant Bold


file name: Monotype Plantin Italic


file name: Monotype Plantin Std Infant Bold


file name: Monotype Plantin Std Semi Bold


file name: Monotype Plantin Std Titling Roman


file name: Frederic Goudy Goudy Old Style 1915 Poster by Maddie Simon 2013


file name: Jan Tschichold Sabon M T 1966


file name: Monotype Perpetua Pro Titling Bold


file name: Monotype Perpetua Roman







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