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Plantin Font

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PlantinDesigner: Frank Hinman Pierpont
Publisher: Adobe
Developed for the Monotype Corporation in the early 1900s by F.H. Pierpont, Plantin is called for the sixteenth-century Antwerp printer Christophe Plantin. Although not based straight on his work, the design for Plantin was taken from the big collection of type Plantin had procured.

Like Times Roman, this typeface was created to save paper: it has a big x-height and appears somewhat condensed. Plantin is a fine text face for books, journals, and textbooks.

Tags: 1880s, 1970s, book text, elegant, garalde, legible, news, news text, sensible, times-like

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