Stempel Garamond, detail from “Rémy Markowitsch – Bibliotherapy”

October 5th, 2002

Stempel Garamond

Garamond refers to a group of font types that have been used since the 16th century and which were created by Claude Garamond (1480-1561) or built upon them. Garamond shaped the antiqua and italic fonts so robustly that new alphabets with the same characters continued to appear well into the 17th century. At least within the German-speaking world, the Stempel Garamond has the reputation of being the truest Garamond to the original.