Anton Janson

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Anton Janson (January 17, 1620 in Wanden/Wauden? in Friesland – November 18, 1687 in Leipzig) was a Dutch type founder and printer.

The typeface Janson is named after him, although it can also be attributed to Hungarian punch-cutter and printer Miklós (Nicholas) Kis (1650–1702).


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