Early in the 15th century, Italian scholars had abandoned blackletter in favour of a more flexible script. When Konrad Sweyheim and Arnold Pannartz set up their printing presses in Subiaco in 1465, they quickly realised that the Gothic characters so popular in Germany were not to the taste of Italian readers. These typefaces, known as Antiqua or roman faces, were enormously successful, and are still the dominant typefaces today.

These typefaces were first used in Italy, however, they crossed the Alps and became very popular in Switzerland and France and then throughout Europe.

While researching all of the different countries and fonts related to them, Garamond was one that kept reoccurring and was obviously widely used throughout Europe and had a huge influence 

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