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The French royalty used Garamond’s Roman letters for their printing which would influence the type created across Europe.

G’s letterforms convey a sense of fluidity and consistency.

His typeface designs are loosely based on the French royal librarians handwriting.

Garamond
serif: old style, venetian
characteristics: Some unique characteristics are the small bowl of the a and the small eye of the e. Long extenders and top serifs have a downward slope.

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