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why this pairing works

Adobe Garamond Pro and Cronos Pro both reference Renaissance calligraphy and the broad nib pen. In metal and on screen, their modulated strokes flow like those of handwritten letterforms. The couple’s connection with the hand is seen especially in the humanist axis, true italic, and double-story a and g.

adobe garamond pro (Robert Slimbach, 1989) is a revival of an old style serif of 16th-century France that channels the strong, precise forms of its metal predecessor and possesses a delicate flow from stem to foot. Its varied stroke thickness and humanist axis point to handwritten forms of broad nib pens. It is a reliable neutral with a spirited, dynamic italic. Despite the original’s prevalence across Europe, several revivals were actually based on the work of Jean Jannon.

cronos pro (Robert Slimbach, 1997) is a humanist sans serif. The underlying structure of its romans references calligraphy of the Italian Renaissance. Its high x-height and modulated strokes (with angled ends and extended apexes) help Cronos read at smaller sizes. Overall thickness, rounded edges, and curved tails introduce whim with a nonintrusive presence. Critics have argued that, from a creative license standpoint, Cronos too closely resembles Today Sans, designed by Volker Küster 11 years earlier.

the happy couple:  Adobe Garamond Pro & Cronos Pro

Adobe Garamond Pro and Cronos Pro purchase tickets to
a highly anticipated lecture series. Both offer to take notes.