JJannon

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JJannon is a contemporary version of Jean Jannon's typeface, a Swiss-French printer and punchcutter active in the early 17th century, whose printing matrices were confiscated because of his Protestant beliefs, and found centuries later but mistakenly attributed to Claude Garamond. Several revivals of Jannon's type were therefore published under the name of Garamond, until the historical mistake was rectified, more than 300 years after his death.

Through this revival, designer François Rappo brings Jannon's work firmly into the digital present, expanding the typeface into a family of 16 styles, spanning Text and Display versions, with elegant italics that also feature beautiful swashes (an OpenType feature).

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