Sabon is a typeface designed by Jan Tschichold in 1967 for D. Stempel AG. The typeface was commissioned by a group of German printers, who wanted a good text face that would appear the same on all three metal type mechanisms used at the time (hand-set foundry type, the Linotype Machine, and the Monotype Machine). Its design was based on Garamond.
Sabon was later converted for use on photo-typesetting machines. Still later, it was made available in digital format. The digital Sabon is distributed by Linotype.