Although designed by the Hungarian Nicholas Kis in about 1690, the model for Janson Text was mistakenly attributed to the Dutch printer Anton Janson. Kis’ original matrices were found in Germany and acquired by the Stempel foundry in 1919.
This version of Janson comes from the Stempel foundry and was designed from the original type; it was issued by Linotype in digital form in 1985.
In the 1930s, Janson Text replaced Caslon as the face of choice for fine bookmaking. Its strong design and clear stroke contrast combine to create text that is both elegant and easy to read.
Janson® Text Font families
The Janson® Text font includes the following font families:
Janson Text Roman
Janson Text Italic
Janson Text Bold
Janson Text Bold Italic
Janson® Text Preview
Here is a preview of how Janson® Text will look. For more previews using your own text as an example, click here.
Is Janson® Text A free font? Is Janson® Text Free to Download?
No,Janson® Text is not free to download. You will need to pay for it I'm afraid.
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There is no point trying to find a free download of Janson® Text so please don't waste your time looking.
It is highly unlikely that you'll be able to find Janson® Text 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 Janson® Text remember that it's illegal to use a font if you didn't pay for it!
If you really want Janson® Text and you want to truly own it the legal and safe way, then click here to visit the download and purchase page on MyFonts.com. 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. :)