Parisian Font: A Piece of History in the Subterranean Galleries

There are many types of fonts nowadays with a variety of strokes and styles. Older fonts or “vintage fonts” were first made in the late 19th century. The Parisian font is one of several vintage fonts.


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Also known as serif truetype or serif typeface of Gran-jon, the Parisian font was first designed in early 1928. Its design was credited to George Williams Jones, who based the font on the Garamond typeface.

Jones wanted to change the font’s name to Gran-jon because of the popularity of Garamonds during the 1920’s.

Jones was an English designer, writer, printer, journalist and editor. He was born in 1860 in Upton on Severn. He died in 1942 at the age of 82, roughly 14 years after he developed the font at Worcestershire.

The font was used in a book published by Parisian Poupy Jean in the 1950’s.

Today, the Parisian font is used in books, literature and on the Internet. One famous discovery of the font was during an expedition of some engineers and researchers. They found lots of handwriting pieces, sculptures, sketches, art and signs in the subterranean galleries in Paris, underground the city.

The subterranean galleries were thought to be created by different people throughout history.

It was later discovered that some of the inscriptions in the galleries were actually based on the Parisian font.

If you’d like to add this beautiful piece of history to your documents, pages, images or website, try this font.

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