Plantin is a Transitional serif typeface originally designed by Fritz Stelzer and Frank Hinman Pierpont in 1913. The design was based off a sixteenth century typeface by Robert Granjon and named after Renaissance book printer Christophe Plantin. Plantin was one of the main typefaces that inspired the design of Times New Roman.

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Plantin Specimen

Plantin Type Specimen

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Plantin Font Pairings

Diane Davies
Jan 11, 2019
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Sep 15, 2018
Fonts — Plantin, Futura, Bw Gradual
May 21, 2018
Fonts — Windsor, Calibre, Plantin
The Diligence Company
Jul 22, 2017
Fonts — Plantin, Neue Haas Grotesk
Mr. Columbus
Jun 26, 2017
Fonts — GT America, Plantin
Paperless Post
Jun 16, 2017
Fonts — Plantin, Basis Grotesque
Mar 27, 2017
Gabriel Ruiz-Larrea
Mar 22, 2017
Fonts — Plantin, Univers
Mar 12, 2017
Fonts — Galano Grotesque, Plantin
Jan 20, 2017
Fonts — Plantin
Oct 20, 2016
Fonts — Plantin, Fakt, Glypha
The Ned
Sep 24, 2016
Fonts — Plantin, Gill Sans, Engravers
Pascal Barry
Aug 18, 2016
Aug 17, 2016
Jun 13, 2016
Fonts — Plantin, Akkurat
Nov 25, 2015
Come Together
Nov 21, 2015
Fonts — Franklin Gothic, Plantin
Aug 24, 2015
Fonts — Circular, Plantin
Public Books
Jul 20, 2015
Ben Stockley
Jun 27, 2015
Fonts — Plantin, P22 Underground
Brent Freaney
Jul 13, 2014
Fonts — Plantin
The Monocle Café
May 5, 2014
Fonts — Plantin
Mar 29, 2014
Fonts — Neue Haas Grotesk, Plantin
Jul 2, 2013
Fonts — Plantin, DIN

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