Sabon

Sabon is an Old Style serif typeface designed by Jan Tschichold and released in 1967. The design was influenced by the types of Claude Garamond with the italic taking inspiration from Robert Granjon, a contemporary of Garamond’’s. It’s a quintessential body text serif that is popular in book design, however, it doesn’t seemed to be used much on the web.

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Sabon Specimen

Sabon Type Specimen

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Sabon Font Pairings

Esther Hovers
May 22, 2019
Fonts — Sabon, San Francisco
Julie Niemi
Aug 6, 2018
Fonts — Sabon, Karla
Greg Lutze
Sep 7, 2017
Fonts — Sabon, Nitti Grotesk
Otto Nassar
Sep 6, 2017
Fonts — Sabon, Nitti Grotesk
4Columns
Aug 10, 2017
Fonts — Sabon, Neuzeit
TSOWC
Jul 20, 2017
Fonts — Sabon, Sackers Gothic
Ines Cox
Jul 5, 2017
Fonts — Sabon
On The Rocks
Jun 7, 2017
Council of Objects
Jun 14, 2016
Fonts — Sabon, Europa
MN Uniform
May 15, 2016
Fonts — Sabon, Franklin Gothic
Ziggy Stardust Persona
Jan 11, 2016
Fonts — Nitti Grotesk, Sabon
Rimma Tchilingarian
Oct 16, 2015
Fonts — Sabon, Helvetica Neue
Roads & Kingdoms
Jun 28, 2015
Fonts — Univers, Sabon
HybridConf
May 24, 2015
Alt_Cph 2014
Dec 14, 2014
Fonts — Sabon, Brown
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