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Gastromond Regular Italic

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Gastromond Regular

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Gastromond Regular

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Gastromond Regular

Many engravers were active over this time, including Garamond himself, Granjon, Guillaume Le Bé, Antoine Augereau, Simon de Colines, Pierre Haultin and others, creating typefaces not just in the Latin alphabet, but also in Greek and Hebrew.

Gastromond Regular Italic

The only major collection of original Garamond material in the Latin alphabet is that collected soon after his death by Christophe Plantin, based in Antwerp.

Gastromond Regular

The period from 1520 to around 1560, encompassing Garamond’s career as an artisan, was an extremely busy period for typeface creation, with a wide range of fonts created.

About Gastromond

Gastromond began about five years ago with a question: why are “fat faces” always based on Didot or Bodoni models? Was there a reason that the stresses of these display faces was always vertical or horizontal and never angled? It was time to find out.

Gastromond is meant to blend the Renaissance stylings of the Garamond types with the Victorian outlandishness of the fat faces. The result is an emphatic take on a classic genre. Loaded with swashes and alternates, Gastromond has enough character to go around.

OpenType Features

Small Caps
Tabular Numbers
0123 0123
Lining Numbers
Superscript & Subscript
Numerator & Denominator
Discretionary Ligatures
spstct spstct
spstct spstct
Stylistic Set 1
Stylistic Set 2
Stylistic Set 3
Stylistic Set 4
VAW vaw
VAW vaw
Capital Height Forms

Design Notes

Like a “True Garamond”, the vertical stress in the upright style is in keeping with letters drawn with with a broad-nib pen. The italic style stress follows the angle of the italic slant.
With a shallow concave baseline and slightly rounded corners, Gastromond has a different feel than other heavy serif type like Cooper Black.
The italic version of Gastromond features a host of swashed capitals to add distinction to initial words. Diagonal letters also feature alternate forms with a greater slant to match the italic angle.
In keeping with the tradition of Garamond type, Gastromond’s lowercase features swashes in both the upright and the italic styles.
Joins between strokes were kept thin in order to get a high contrast between thick and thin weight modulation within the letter forms. The interior counter forms also flatten out and drop down to allow as much weight as possible in the top of the stroke without sacrificing interior counter space.

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