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What is the Granjon® font?

Claude Garamond’s late Texte (16 point) roman was the model used by George W. Jones when he designed this typeface for Linotype & Machinery in 1928. To avoid confusion with the Garamond romans based on Jannon’s seventeenth-century work, L&M called the typeface Granjon, after the designer of the italic used as a model, thus creating confusion with the typefaces based on Granjon’s romans, Plantin and Galliard.
Granjon is a little less crisp in cut than either Sabon, Stempel Gararmond or Berthold Garamond, but makes a magnificent and most readable text face, as shown in Reader’s Digest since its founding.

Granjon® Font families

The Granjon® font includes the following font families:

  • Granjon Roman
  • Granjon Italic
  • Granjon Italic Old Style Figures
  • Granjon Bold

Granjon® Preview

Here is a preview of how Granjon® will look. For more previews using your own text as an example, click here.

Is Granjon® A free font? Is Granjon® Free to Download?

No,Granjon® is not free to download. You will need to pay for it I'm afraid. Almost every font that we list on is a paid-for, premium font. We do have a Free Fonts section where we list free fonts that you can download. There is no point trying to find a free download of Granjon® so please don't waste your time looking.

It is highly unlikely that you'll be able to find Granjon® for free. There's a lot of websites that will say "Free Download" but these are just attempts to get you to click on a link which will either take you to an ad landing page or you risk getting viruses on your computer. In the rare occasion that you do find a free download for Granjon® remember that it's illegal to use a font if you didn't pay for it!

If you really want Granjon® and you want to truly own it the legal and safe way, then click here to visit the download and purchase page on Here you will be able to obtain the proper license. The designer and publisher deserves to be paid for their work, as they have put in the hours and the creativity to produce such an amazing font. Good luck with your purchase and future use of this font. :)