What is the LTC Garamont™ font?
Frederic Goudy joined Lanston as art advisor in 1920. One of his first initiatives was to design a new version of Garamond based on original Garamond designs of 1540. Goudy intended his free-hand drawings to be cut exactly as he had drawn them and fought with the workmen at Lanston to keep them from “correcting” his work. This new type was called Garamont (an acceptable alternate spelling) to distinguish it from other Garamonds on the market. (The other Garamonds on the market at that time were later confirmed to be the work of Jean Jannon.) More…
In 2001, Jim Rimmer digitized Garamont in two weights. The display weight is based on the actual metal outlines to compensate slightly for the ink gain that occurs with letterpress printing. The text weight is a touch heavier and more appropriate for general offset and digital text work. Digital Garamont is available to the public for the first time in 2005.
LTC Garamont™ Font families
The LTC Garamont™ includes the following font families:
- LTC Garamont Pro Text
- LTC Garamont Text
- LTC Garamont Text OSF
- LTC Garamont Text Smallcaps
- LTC Garamont Text Italic
- LTC Garamont Text Italic OSF
- LTC Garamont Text Italic Swash
- LTC Garamont Display
- LTC Garamont Pro Display
- LTC Garamont Display OSF
- LTC Garamont Display Smallcaps
- LTC Garamont Display Italic
- LTC Garamont Pro Display Italic
- LTC Garamont Display Italic OSF
- LTC Garamont Display Italic Swash
LTC Garamont™ Preview
Here is a preview of how LTC Garamont™ will look. For more previews using your own text as an example, click here.