Archive Garamond

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What is the Archive Garamond font?

Archive Garamond is a typeface roughly based on the designs of Claude Garamond (ca. 1480 – 1561), a French publisher and a leading typeface designer of that period.
Garamond’s influence on type design is reflected in many typefaces that are today known under different commercial names. More…
While the majority of contemporary digital interpretations of the “Garamond types” are cleaner and more polished versions of that genre, Archive Garamond tries to keep the rough nature which was typical in the early days of printing. Archive Garamond has a rather unique, distinctive temperament which is even more emphasised with the preserved non-uniformity, such as irregular glyph shapes or a variable baseline.
Although Archive Garamond was clearly made to be used for display sizes it works surprisingly well in text.
Archive Garamond is availale in three versions, each containing approximately 600 glyphs (in Pro versions).
Archive Garamond Pro
A Professional version of the typeface contains all glyphs, including the advanced typographic forms, such as different sets of figures, small caps, swashes, historical forms, etc. The font also enables full use of the OpenType features. It fully supports the languages listed in the language list.
Archive Garamond Std
A Standard version of the typeface is meant to be used for the basic typographic work. It typically contains the most common glyphs. The standard figures are proportional lining. Besides kerning this version does not contain any advanced OpenType features. A Standard file type fully supports the languages listed in the Language list.
Archive Garamond Exp
An Expert version contains glyphs that are supposed to be used in advanced typographic works. This type of file contains uppercase and small cap glyphs with the proportional oldstyle figures as the default set. Besides kerning this version does not contain any advanced OpenType features (all OTF features have to be replaced manually). An Expert file type fully supports the languages listed in the Language list.

Archive Garamond Font families

The Archive Garamond includes the following font families:

  • Archive Garamond Pro
  • Archive Garamond Pro Italic
  • Archive Garamond Pro Bold
  • Archive Garamond Pro Bold Italic
  • Archive Garamond Std
  • Archive Garamond Std Italic
  • Archive Garamond Std Bold
  • Archive Garamond Std Bold Italic
  • Archive Garamond Exp
  • Archive Garamond Exp Italic
  • Archive Garamond Exp Bold
  • Archive Garamond Exp Bold Italic

Archive Garamond Preview

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