Claude Garamond

1499 - 1561

Claude Garamond

Claude Garamont (c. 1510–1561), known commonly as Claude Garamond, was a French type designer, publisher and punch-cutter based in Paris. Garamond worked as an engraver of punches, the masters used to stamp matrices, the moulds used to cast metal type. He worked in the tradition now called old-style serif design, which produced letters with a relatively organic structure resembling handwriting with a pen but with a slightly more structured and upright design. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Claude Garamond has received more than 108,352 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 28th most popular designer.

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Among designers, Claude Garamond ranks 28 out of 71Before him are Kenzō Takada, Pierre Balmain, Exekias, Aristide Cavaillé-Coll, Raymond Loewy, and Salvatore Ferragamo. After him are Philippe Starck, Alexander McQueen, Giambattista Bodoni, Dieter Rams, Manolo Blahnik, and Iris Apfel.

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Among people born in 1499, Claude Garamond ranks 9Before him are Niccolò Fontana Tartaglia, Claude of France, Mary Boleyn, Giulio Romano, Peter of Alcantara, and Bernardino de Sahagún. After him are Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo, Mirza Muhammad Haidar Dughlat, Peter Martyr Vermigli, Gjon Buzuku, Laurentius Petri, and Garcia de Orta. Among people deceased in 1561, Claude Garamond ranks 6Before him are Rüstem Pasha, Şehzade Bayezid, Menno Simons, Lope de Aguirre, and Matteo Bandello. After him are Lucrezia de' Medici, Duchess of Ferrara, Bairam Khan, Sayri Túpac, Ridolfo Ghirlandaio, Yamamoto Kansuke, and Alonso Berruguete.

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In France

Among people born in France, Claude Garamond ranks 1,346 out of 4,109Before him are Johann Eck (1486), René Thom (1923), Robert de Sorbon (1201), Yves Rocher (1930), Bertrade de Montfort (1070), and Charles Péguy (1873). After him are Pierre Lescot (1515), Arman (1928), Mistinguett (1875), Isabella of Bourbon (1437), Nicholas Francis, Duke of Lorraine (1609), and Charles Boyer (1899).

Among DESIGNERS In France

Among designers born in France, Claude Garamond ranks 5Before him are René Lalique (1860), Pierre Balmain (1914), Aristide Cavaillé-Coll (1811), and Raymond Loewy (1893). After him are Philippe Starck (1949), Jeanne Lanvin (1867), Nicolas Jenson (1420), and Diana Vreeland (null).

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