by Nicole Minoza
We’re happy to announce that earlier today, Typekit released 16 additional fonts of Garamond Premier Pro (Text and Caption). As you might recall from Christopher Slye’s post back in September, we went out and asked customers what fonts they wanted for the web. We heard some great feedback and thank everyone who chimed in.
Based on what we heard, we decided on a two-pronged approach for additional releases — to offer new families with just a few fonts and to extend certain families to include more weights. Our next web font release will include some new families for you to play with, but our first priority was to extend the offering for Garamond Premier Pro to include two more optical size ranges, Text (Regular) and Caption, for a total of 16 additional fonts. Our initial release included only the ten Display size fonts.
For a more detailed overview of optical sizes, we suggest you go back to our previous post focused on optical sizes. The short story on optical sizes is that Display is intended to be used at large sizes (typically 19–72 point) while Text (Regular) and Caption are to be used at small sizes (typically about 10–13 point for Text and about 6–8 point for Caption). It’s important to note that the recommended size ranges are for use in print, and the recommendations do not always carry over to on-screen viewing. We suggest that you experiment with the optical sizes available on Typekit to see what works best for your web page design.
Below are two screen shots from two sites using Garamond Premier Pro on Typekit. To view the actual websites, just click on the images.