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Garamond Type Specimen Book

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  •  Garamond Type Specimen Book
  • This type specimen book was an assignment I did for my typography class. I adore this beautiful typeface - I hope this specimen book will also inspire you to appreciate it.

    For my inside covers, I filled it with Garamond and a goofy passage that is filled with nonsense alliterations for g (G for Garamond). I thought it would be fun to include some randomness into my book, as do the pangrams in many other type specimen books, such as "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog". Well, mine was close enough to being a pangram (it's only missing an "x"), and maybe a little longer too. I sincerely hope that you will enjoy reading it!

    While making this book, I learned a lot, especially during the binding process. Since I printed the spreads on normal printing paper , so I thought it would be nice to use French folds, so that the pages would be thicker (instead of printing double-sided pages). There were 20 pages in total. Not a lot at all. However, I still had a hard time sewing the book together. I only broke two needles, one bent and the other snapped in half. BUT all that matters is that I finished it and I like how it turned out. :) 

    Below are photos of the inside spreads and the binding process (with a close-up of the two needles that didn't work with me). At the bottom is my "glorious" goofy passage of g alliterations, dedicated to Garamond. 
  • I never thought flipping through a dictionary would be that fun! I flipped through the g section and studied the g words that caught my attention before I started writing this very long, random, nonsense almost pangram (only missing an "x" I believe).
  • Thank you for viewing my type specimen book, especially the gibberish above - I truly appreciate it! :)