Stamp on the occasion of 100 years of international meteorological cooperation
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The Garamond used here could be either the version by American Type Founders (ATF), or the one with a misspelled surname – Garamont – by the Dutch foundry with the same initials: Amsterdam Type Foundry. Below the character set of Amsterdamer Garamont in a Tetterode catalogue from ca. 1969, corps 72. Here, the typeface family is simply named “Garamont”. For reasons of proximity and availability I have assumed this postage stamp uses the Amsterdam Foundry Version.
Strictly speaking, Garamond with d is the misspelled version, and Garamont the original spelling. James Mosley has published an extensive post about this question on his blog.
Thank you! That’s excellent stuff for reading on the holidays.
In line with ATF and ATF, and Garamont and Garamond, the last confusion is the reference to the punchcutter Claude Garamond/Garamont: as I understand, this type of Garamond is modeled after type cut by Jean Jannon, which was misattributed to Garamond/t.