Sabon Font

Sabon font has developed in 1965 by Jan Chihol (1902-1974) by request of three Germany fonts companies. Jan Chihol studied in the Leipzig academy of book business and drawing. He taught calligraphy and set stylistics at the Munich school of printers, under the invitation of its head and the developer of a font (Futara) Paulja Renera. He had wrote more than 50 books devoted to a font and typographical art. Jan Chihol was the Veteran of school Bauhauz. He was the supporter of constructivism, but in the project of a font Sabon he has broken traditions of Goromon, modernizing them taking into account requirements technologies existing line type set at that time and developing phototypesetting. Font drawing, its aesthetic and technical characteristics was completely satisfied tastes and technological possibilities in editions of second half at last century, and has not lost these qualities till now.



The basic graphic characteristics of Sabona. In a font are made high lower case signs. It has moderate contrast and delicately simple interface of notches to vertical elements, unlike Garamona with very difficult notches drawing. The top portable elements of lower case signs is much more the bottom portable elements. The capital sign "W" is made of two signs "V" with crossed diagonals. Vertical notches of a capital sign "Т" support the top line of a font, both signs are solved in traditions of Garamona. In Old Style font traditions are executed lower case signs "a" and "е" with reduced according to bottom and top graphic elements.The terminations of the top elements of lower case signs "a, c, f," and the bottom elements "j, y" have no general style decision that continues traditions of a Garamon font. Sabon keeps clearness and grandeur not only in accident, but also in the texts is typing by a small size. Signs drawing of Sabon font and their proportion are perfect and faultless even for the tempted sight of the professional.



Date: 2009-12-14
Author: admin