What is the Nicolas Jenson SG™ font?
It was the original work of fifteenth century designer Nicolas Jenson that formed the basis for this roman serif style developed by Ernst Detterer in 1923.
Similar in spirit to other early twentieth century revivals such as Centaur, Cloister Old Style, and Italian Old Style, Nicolas Jenson is distinguished by its pristine and delicate nature. A gifted young apprentice to Detterer, Robert Hunter Middleton, greatly expanded the family. And by 1929, bold, italic, and open were part of the Ludlow Foundry’s beautiful Nicolas Jenson Series. It was reintroduced under a new name, Eusebius, in 1941. More…
This digital version includes a new medium and extrabold weight with intermediate small caps and swash alternates throughout the family. There is also a regular expert version with a variety of currency symbols plus a regular petite caps (regular x-height small caps) and old style figures version.
Nicolas Jenson is now available in the OpenType Std format. Small caps, old style figures, and swash alternates have all been combined into one style for ease of use. You will also find an additional regular petite caps version included with the regular style. Some new characters have been added as stylistic alternates and historical forms. These advanced features work in current versions of Adobe Creative Suite InDesign, Creative Suite Illustrator, and Quark XPress. Check for OpenType advanced feature support in other applications as it gradually becomes available with upgrades.
Nicolas Jenson SG™ Font families
The Nicolas Jenson SG™ font includes the following font families:
- Nicolas Jenson SG Regular
- Nicolas Jenson SG Regular Petite Caps
- Nicolas Jenson SG Italic
- Nicolas Jenson SG Medium
- Nicolas Jenson SG Medium Italic
- Nicolas Jenson SG Bold
- Nicolas Jenson SG Bold Italic
- Nicolas Jenson SG ExtraBold
- Nicolas Jenson SG ExtraBold Italic
- Nicolas Jenson SG Open
Nicolas Jenson SG™ Preview
Here is a preview of how Nicolas Jenson SG™ will look. For more previews using your own text as an example, click here.