Janson® Text

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What is the Janson® Text font?

A faithful recreation of one of the great seventeenth-century Dutch typefaces cut by the Protestant Transylvanian Nicolas Kis. The matrices survive at Stempel; their value was recognized by Chauncey Griffith at Mergenthaler Linotype, who used Kis’ 14 point to undertake the revival for composing machines while following a Voskens italic better suited to the Linotype than the Kis italics. George Ostrochulski adapted the face for photocomposition at Mergenthaler, returning to the original italics.

Janson® Text Font families

The Janson® Text includes the following font families:

  • Janson Text Pro 55 Roman
  • Janson Text Pro 56 Italic
  • Janson Text Pro 75 Bold
  • Janson Text Pro 76 Bold Italic
  • Janson Text Std 55 Roman
  • Janson Text Std 56 Italic
  • Janson Text Std 75 Bold
  • Janson Text Std 76 Bold Italic

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