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
Janson® Text Preview
Here is a preview of how Janson® Text will look. For more previews using your own text as an example, click here.