Does anyone know of a version of Garamond designed for larger use? (above 18 pts) Possibly with more angular serifs?
Thanks, I think fontbureau's FB Garamond is the nicest.
I was going to suggest Font Bureau as well.
Monotype has a version of Garamond, one weight with italic, just for display. It would work superbly for you.
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"?
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....
You could always use something like Warnock from Adobe or Vendetta from Emigre or Farnham from Font Bureau.
I like Amsterdamer Garamont, which is nearly identical to the display sizes of ATF Garamond, an old favorite of mine.
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?
perhaps, but it might be nice in a different way... I think you have to see these things to know what works
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.
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.
A friend of mine swears by 1530 Garamond for titling. Never tried it myself.
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.