Co-created by Wilhelm Bilz, art director at Ludwig & Mayer, and Francesco Simoncini. With the Simoncini type foundry, the Italian manufacturer of matrices for machine setting, L&M had found a partner who enabled them to offer typefaces independently from Linotype. [Bernd Feldmann]
Offered by Ludwig & Mayer in 3 styles and simply named Garamond. There are various digital versions including Simoncini Garamond (Linotype), Garamond Simoncini (Elsner+Flake, Scangraphic), Italian Garamond (Bitstream).