Garamond™ Bold Italic is based on roman types cut by Jean Jannon in 1615. Jannon followed the designs of Claude Garamond which had been cut in the previous century. Garamond Bold Italic's types were, in turn, based on those used by Aldus Manutius in 1495 and cut by Francesco Griffo. The italic is based on types cut in France circa 1557 by Robert Granjon. This version of Garamond Bold Italic was introduced in 1922 for hot metal typecasters. Garamond is a beautiful typeface with an air of informality which looks good in a wide range of applications. Garamond Bold Italic works particularly well in books and lengthy text settings. Character Set: Latin-1, WGL Pan-European (Eastern Europe, Cyrillic, Greek and Turkish).