Designed by Matevz Medja, Archive Garamond Pro is a serif font family. This typeface has four styles and was published by ArchiveType.
Archive Garamond is a typeface roughly based on the designs of Claude Garamond (ca. 1480 – 1561) , a French publisher and a leading typeface designer of that period. Garamond’s influence on type design is reflected in many typefaces that are today known under different commercial names.
While the majority of contemporary digital interpretations of the “Garamond types” are cleaner and more polished versions of that genre, Archive Garamond tries to keep the rough nature which was typical in the early days of printing. Archive Garamond has a rather unique, distinctive temperament which is even more emphasized with the preserved non-uniformity, such as irregular glyph shapes or a variable baseline.
Although Archive Garamond was clearly made to be used for display sizes it works surprisingly well in text.
The Pro version of Archive Garamond contains fully working advanced OpenType features:
- small caps
- oldstyle figures
- standard ligatures
- discretionary ligatures
- swash capitals
- historical forms
- stylistic alternatives