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Category Serif
Classification Old-style

George W. Jones (roman, italic)

Chauncey H. Griffith (bold)

L&M (Linotype & Machinery)

Date released 1928

Granjon is an old-style serif typeface designed by George William Jones (1860–1942) in the period 1928–1929, and based on the Garamond typeface that was used in a book printed by the Parisian Jean Poupy in 1592. The roman design was from Claude Garamond and the italic version was from Robert Granjon. Because several other Garamonds were on the market in the 1920s, Jones decided to name his type Granjon. Many of the Garamond revivals of the 1920s were later shown to be actually based on the types of Jean Jannon.

Chauncey H. Griffith of the American Linotype office contributed to the development of the typeface family by developing a bold weight. A longtime popular text type, Granjon's digital version is sometimes criticized as being "anemic" in smaller point sizes.

Mastering the Art of French Cooking, vols. I & II (by Julia Child, Simone Beck and Louisette Bertholle) were set in Granjon typeface.


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