About 1589 Humane Bordeaux:
The 1589 Humane Bordeaux family was created inspired from the Garamond pattern set of fonts used by S. Millanges “imprimeur ordinaire du Roy”, in Bordeaux, circa 1580-1590. Especially for reprint L’instruction des curés (Instructions to parish priests), from Jean Gerson.
The set contains two styles, Normal and Italic, the second one with a lot of caps and ligatures variants. The initials, except a few decorated letters (six in total) where only large caps, covering no more than three lines. Added are a few fleurons.
It can be used as variously as web-site titles, posters and flyers design, publishing texts looking like ancient ones, or greeting cards, all various sorts of presentations, as a very elegant and legible font…
This font supports strong enlargements as easily as small size (legible from 6 points when printed) remaining very smart and fine. Its original cap height is about five millimeters. Decorated letters like 1512 Initials, 1550 Arabesques, 1565 Venetian, can be used with this family without anachronism.
- 1589 Humane Bordeaux Normal
- 1589 Humane Bordeaux Italic
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