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The simplicity of the idea is stunning, and it’s beautifully executed.
Garamond Premier comes in four optical sizes. Could you determine which cut was used? It would be interesting to learn if the adjustments made by Robert Slimbach to cater to print sizes (according to Adobe, the Caption cut was designed to be used for 5–8.9pt, while the Display is intended for sizes from 23 to 72pt) played a role here, too. I can imagine that at sizes this big and a viewing distance this wide, using a Caption style with sturdier details and wider shapes is favorable again.
Good question. I’ll ask Karen.
I spoke to Karen: instead of using one of the brand typeface’s optical sizes, she picked a different cut of Garamond: Adobe Garamond.