September 30, 2019
Website Design & Development
Primary typeface: Plantin
Plantin is an old-style serif typeface named after the Renaissance book printer Christophe Plantin, created by Frank Hinman Pierpont and Fritz Stelzer for the Monotype Corporation in 1913. Plantin is based on a sixteenth-century typeface cut by Robert Granjon held in the collection of the Plantin-Moretus Museum in Antwerp, Belgium. While developing the design of Plantin, Pierpont visited the Museum and acquired a specimen of Granjon’s type printed in 1905—the year Princeton University Press was founded. Architect Ernest Flagg’s design of the Press’s Collegiate Gothic–style building and courtyard (1911) was modeled on the Plantin-Moretus Museum.
Secondary typeface: GT America
GT America is a contemporary sans-serif typeface designed by Noël Leu, with Seb McLauchlan, released by Grilli Type in 2016. The design of GT America is inspired by American gothics and European grotesques, typographic standards of book and periodical design since the nineteenth century.
Designed by Chermayeff & Geismar in 2005 for Princeton University Press’s centenary.