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Based on Garamonds self titles font, Sabon is a revival of of a revival (sabons other styles and weights were based on speciman sheets done by Konrad Berner.

Berner had married the widow of a fellow printer Jacques Sabon, the source of the face’s name. The italics are based on types designed by a friend of Garamond’s Robert Grandjon.

Sabon
serif: old style
usage: books copy, bibles (first used in one)
characteristics: elegant letter forms (sorry you need to just see it)

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