Nicolas Jenson

Master of the French royal mint at Tours, in October 1458 Nicolas Jenson was dispatched by King Charles VII to Mainz, Germany, to learn the new art of printing. By the time of Charles’ death in 1461, Jenson had still not returned. He left Mainz the following year, when the city was sacked, quite possibly with Sweynheim and Pannartz. It is suggested that Jenson did not wish to return to a France under the new king, Louis XI. These three were the first to introduce the invention of printing to Italy.

Jenson arrived in Venice around 1467, printing and publishing there from 1470 to 1480. His types, based on the upright calligraphic styles of the time, are regarded as among the very best of the Renaissance, indeed of all time.

Modern revivals, which are usually categorized as Venetian, include:

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Centaur® Centaur®
Centaur® Centaur®
Centaur® Centaur®

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Augustin™ Augustin™
Augustin™ Augustin™
Augustin™ Augustin™
Augustin™ Augustin™

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Nicolas Jenson SG™ Nicolas Jenson SG™
Nicolas Jenson SG™ Nicolas Jenson SG™
Nicolas Jenson SG™ Nicolas Jenson SG™
Nicolas Jenson SG™ Nicolas Jenson SG™
Nicolas Jenson SG™ Nicolas Jenson SG™

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Adobe Jenson Pro® Adobe Jenson Pro®
Adobe Jenson Pro® Adobe Jenson Pro®

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Monotype Italian Old Style™ Monotype Italian Old Style™

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Phinney Jenson Phinney Jenson
Phinney Jenson Phinney Jenson
Phinney Jenson Phinney Jenson
Phinney Jenson Phinney Jenson
Phinney Jenson Phinney Jenson

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Centaur® Centaur®

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Prospero Pro™ Prospero Pro™
Prospero Pro™ Prospero Pro™
Prospero Pro™ Prospero Pro™

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Venetian 301 Venetian 301

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Love Supreme Love Supreme

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Apolline Std® Apolline Std®
Apolline Std® Apolline Std®
Apolline Std® Apolline Std®

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ITC Legacy® Serif ITC Legacy® Serif

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Highriser Highriser
Highriser Highriser

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Nicolas Cochin Nicolas Cochin

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Nicola YOFF Nicola YOFF

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LTC Jenson™ LTC Jenson™

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Vendetta™ Vendetta™
Vendetta™ Vendetta™
Vendetta™ Vendetta™
Vendetta™ Vendetta™

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Pantra Pantra
Pantra Pantra
Pantra Pantra
Pantra Pantra
Pantra Pantra

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Tesca Tesca

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Arco® Arco®

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LTC Metropolitan™ LTC Metropolitan™

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Nicholas™ Nicholas™

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Strima Strima
Strima Strima
Strima Strima
Strima Strima
Strima Strima

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Goodchild Pro Goodchild Pro
Goodchild Pro Goodchild Pro
Goodchild Pro Goodchild Pro
Goodchild Pro Goodchild Pro
Goodchild Pro Goodchild Pro

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1470 Jenson Latin 1470 Jenson Latin
1470 Jenson Latin 1470 Jenson Latin
1470 Jenson Latin 1470 Jenson Latin

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Horley Old Style® Horley Old Style®

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Cochin® Cochin®
Cochin® Cochin®
Cochin® Cochin®

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LTC Nicolas Cochin™ LTC Nicolas Cochin™

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P22 Frau Jenson People™ P22 Frau Jenson People™
P22 Frau Jenson People™ P22 Frau Jenson People™

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Vecchia Vecchia
Vecchia Vecchia
Vecchia Vecchia
Vecchia Vecchia

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P22 Bastyan™ P22 Bastyan™

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Cherub Cherub
Cherub Cherub
Cherub Cherub
Cherub Cherub
Cherub Cherub