DINGBATS SECTION:

Garamond Ornaments

The selection of ornaments, rules and initials reproduced on this page are for use with Garamond, an old-style serif typeface developed by Claude Garamond in sixteenth-century France.

The following resources were found in An Exhibit of Garamond Type with Appropriate Ornaments. Being the third of a series of books showing the many beautiful types in the composing room of Redfield-Kendrick-Odell Co., Printers & Map Makers (Redfield-Kendrick-Odell Co.: New York, 1927).

Garamond introduction

Type historian Henry Lewis Bullen (1857–1938) wrote a short introductory piece about Garamond for the type specimen book. You can read the text, entitled ‘Garamond & His Famous Types’, in the PDF reproduced here.


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Ornaments

Garamond tailpiece
Garamond tailpiece
Garamond tailpiece Garamond tailpiece
Garamont tailpiece 1a Garamont tailpiece 1b Garamont tailpiece 2a Garamont tailpiece 2b Garamont tailpiece 3 Garamont tailpiece 4
Garamont tailpiece 5 Garamont tailpiece 6 Garamont tailpiece 7 Garamont tailpiece 8 Garamont tailpiece 9a Garamont tailpiece 9b Garamond tailpiece

Devices used by Robert Granjon (c. 1577)

device used by Robert Granjon 1557 device used by Robert Granjon (2)

Rules

Garamond rule
Garamond rule
Garamond rule
Garamond rule
Garamond rule
Garamond rule
Garamond rule
Garamond rule
Garamond rule
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Garamond rule
Garamond rule
Garamond rule
Garamond rule
Garamond rule
Garamond rule
Garamond rule
Garamond rule
Garamond rule
Garamond rule
Garamond rule
Garamond rule
Garamond rule
Garamond rule
Garamond rule
Garamond rule
Garamond rule

Decorative Initials

Garamond initial A Garamond initial F Garamond initial G
Garamond initial G (2) Garamond initial I Garamond initial I (2)
Garamond initial T

Border

Garamond border

The Devil’s Artisan would like to acknowledge the generous financial support of the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council.