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Robert Granjon (15??-1588)

Information about the typeface designer Robert Granjon and his fonts.

The modern fonts Galliard and Plantin are based on types made by Robert Granjon. He started out as an apprentice to a goldsmith, then began punch cutting. He worked for Plantin in Paris and was the most notable type-cutter of the time. He attempted to introduce a rival to the italic. In 1557 he designed a gothic script called Civilité - a type based on current French handwriting. It became very popular in Holland but not in France.

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Fonts designed by Robert Granjon:

LTC Fleurons Granjon
News Plantin
News Plantin Bold
Plantin Headline Condensed Light
Plantin Schoolbook

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