Skip to content
Home / Fonts / Monotype / Plantin
Plantin

Plantin®

by Monotype
Individual Styles from $29.00
Complete family of 9 fonts: $209.99
Plantin Font Family was designed by Robert Granjon, Frank Hinman Pierpont and published by Monotype. Plantin contains 13 styles and family package options.

More about this family
FREE 30-DAY TRIAL of Monotype Fonts to get Plantin plus over 150,000 fonts. Start free trial
Start free trial

About Plantin Font Family


Plantin is a Renaissance Roman as seen through a late–industrial-revolution paradigm. Its forms aim to celebrate fine sixteenth century book typography with the requirements of mechanized typesetting and mass production in mind. How did this anomalous design come about? In 1912 Frank Hinman Pierpont of English Monotype visited the Plantin-Moretus Museum in Antwerp, returning home with “knowledge, hundreds of photographs, and a stack of antique typeset specimens including a few examples of Robert Granjon’s.” Together with Fritz Stelzer of the Monotype Drawing Office, Pierpont took one of these overinked proofs taken from worn type to use as the basis of a new text face for machine composition. Body text set in Plantin produces a dark, rich texture that’s suited to editorial and book work, though it also performs its tasks on screen with ease. Its historical roots lend the message it sets a sense of gravity and authenticity. The family covers four text weights complete with italics, with four condensed headline styles and a caps-only titling cut.

Plantin font field guide including best practices, font pairings and alternatives.

Designers: Robert Granjon, Frank Hinman Pierpont

Publisher: Monotype

Foundry: Monotype

Original Foundry: Monotype Typography

Design Owner: Monotype

MyFonts debut: Dec 12, 2001

Plantin® is a trademark of The Monotype Corporation registered in the United States Patent and Trademark Office and may be registered in certain other jurisdictions.

About Monotype

The Monotype Library is one of the world’s largest and most comprehensive collection of typefaces, featuring original designs of historical importance and a fresh range of contemporary and fashionable fonts. The Monotype Library includes thousands of timeless classics, hand-crafted revivals and original designs from many of the most innovative type designers and foundries in history. This distinctive, award-winning library of premium fonts provides brands and designers with a broad and reliable selection of typefaces for expressive typography in print and on screen. The Premium foundry page can be viewed Here.

Read more

Read less