What is the Janson® Text font?
Although designed by the Hungarian Nicholas Kis in about 1690, the model for Janson Text was mistakenly attributed to the Dutch printer Anton Janson. Kis’ original matrices were found in Germany and acquired by the Stempel foundry in 1919.
This version of Janson comes from the Stempel foundry and was designed from the original type; it was issued by Linotype in digital form in 1985.
In the 1930s, Janson Text replaced Caslon as the face of choice for fine bookmaking. Its strong design and clear stroke contrast combine to create text that is both elegant and easy to read.
Janson® Text Font families
The Janson® Text includes the following font families:
- Janson Text Roman
- Janson Text Italic
- Janson Text Bold
- Janson Text Bold Italic
Janson® Text Preview
Here is a preview of how Janson® Text will look. For more previews using your own text as an example, click here.
You're probably thinking - Is Janson® Text available to Download for free?
The short answer is no. Janson® Text is definitely not available as a free download font. This is a premium font which mean that you will have to pay to download and use it in your project. We showcase fonts on SharedFonts that are almost all premium fonts. Feel free to waste valuable hours of your time searching for a free download of Janson® Text, but take it from me, you will not be successful in your quest. Just think how much time and effort you will save if you just pay for Janson® Text and be done with it.
It is always best to pay for a premium font rather than trying to find an illegal download. The benefits of paying for Janson® Text is that you get the license to use it leagally. If you're using an illegal version of Janson® Text and you get caught, you or your client could get into some trouble legally with the publisher of Janson® Text.
Also it is highly unlikely that you'll be able to find Janson® Text for free. Doing various searches on Google such as "Free Janson® Text Download" you will see a lot of websites that will say "Free Download" but these are just attempts to get you to click on a link which will either take you to an ad landing page or you risk getting viruses on your computer. In the rare occasion that you do find a free download for Janson® Text remember that it's illegal to use a font if you didn't pay for it!
If you really want Janson® Text and you want to truly own it the legal and safe way, then click here to visit the download and purchase page on MyFonts.com. Here you will be able to obtain the proper license. The designer and publisher deserves to be paid for their work, as they have put in the hours and the creativity to produce such an amazing font. Good luck with your purchase and future use of this font. :)