>There's a real dearth of revivals between those of Garamond (d1561)
>and Kis (b1650). It's surprising that there aren't any *authentic*
>recreations of the types of Granjon, Plantin (the types that bear
>these names are Garamond's), Jannon, Janson (the Monotype and
>Linotype 'Jansons' were designed by Kis) and the Fell types. (The
>only possible exception is Matthew Carter's Galliard - but is this a
>recreation or a reinterpretation?). This situation isn't much
>different in PostScript than it was in metal. I'd have thought it was
>a great opportunity for an Adobe Original - perhaps someone should
>inform Slimbach, Twombly et al.
Most Garamond italics are actually Granjon italics. There are two
Garamond italics based on Garamond's work: Stempel Garamond
(reproportioned somewhat) and the Tiro Garamond (which may be yet
Granjon is a Garamond roman with a Granjon italic.
Many Garamonds (ATF, Monotype) are based on Jannon's faces.
Plantin is based on a Granjon roman & italic. The same is true of
Galliard. Specimens of the source for Galliard appear in Serif #2 and
are v. close in appearance to the Carter face. Plantin himself was a
printer, not a typefounder.
The same is true of Janson if memory serves. This is why all the
"Jansons" (including Monotype Ehrhardt) are actually the work of Kis.
Fred Brady's Kis-Janson for Autologic is the only Janson that
accurately indicates its origins.
The Fell types are actually an ununified collection of faces rather
than a single family. One of these faces was digitized in 1993,
although I don't know how much further that project progressed.
Don Hosek [log in to unmask]
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