Version of Garamond for Display?

joslog's picture

Does anyone know of a version of Garamond designed for larger use? (above 18 pts) Possibly with more angular serifs?

pattyfab's picture

I was going to suggest Font Bureau as well.

Stephen Coles's picture

Nice suggestions, Grot. Also, they are more venetians than garaldes, but maybe Spira or Nicholas will work.

Can you describe what you mean by "angular"?

Miss Tiffany's picture

You could always use something like Warnock from Adobe or Vendetta from Emigre or Farnham from Font Bureau.

Mark Simonson's picture

I like Amsterdamer Garamont, which is nearly identical to the display sizes of ATF Garamond, an old favorite of mine.

joslog's picture

If you up close, the corners of the serifs are rounded off, and there are no perectly horizontal or vertical lines (everything has a slight curve to it)... I'm wondering if anyone has done a version where this is not the case....

dave bailey's picture

Joslog: Wouldn't that detract from the Old Style that it was originally created in? Losing the lighter/more sensitively bracketed serifs and resulting overall lighter color?

joslog's picture

Thanks, I think fontbureau's FB Garamond is the nicest.

joslog's picture

perhaps, but it might be nice in a different way... I think you have to see these things to know what works

dave bailey's picture

perhaps, but it might be nice in a different way… I think you have to see these things to know what works

Not saying it's a horrible idea, just wondering how close it would push the face to say another more flat-footed Old Style like Palatino or gasp...Times New Roman. I've always seen Garamond as the friendly neighbor that's easy going with no sharp edges is all.

Addison Hall's picture

Not sure about the angular serifs, but Fountain's Monteverdi is a nice take on the Garamond "style" with some great ligatures. It's also intended for larger sizes.

mondoB's picture

Monotype has a version of Garamond, one weight with italic, just for display. It would work superbly for you.

Lex Kominek's picture

A friend of mine swears by 1530 Garamond for titling. Never tried it myself.

- Lex

brampitoyo's picture

Depends on your intended use. For a more rustic look, I would definitely go for Tiro's; for clean-cut, Adobe Garamond Pro Titling.

Monotype Garamond is not of his design but of Granjon's. It works superbly in larger sizes, though; in fact, its one of those faces that can sparkle in both texts and titles.

But I agree, its italic is yummy.

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