Copyright 1987-1992 as an unpublished work by Bitstream Inc., Cambridge, MA. All rights reserved Copyright (c) ParaType, Inc., 2005. All rights reserved.
The Bitstream version of Linotype Janson. Nicholas Kis (Kis Miklos) was a Hungarian punchcutter who worked in Amsterdam. His types are some of the greatest in the Dutch old face style and have been used as models for a number of developments in this century. The Linotype version of this style, Janson, was created by Chaunsey H.Griffith in 1937 and based on an original face cut by Kis in 1670-90. The face is named after Anton Janson, a Dutchman who worked in Leipzig, with whom the face has no connection. The typeface is used for text setting. Cyrillic version was developed at ParaType in 2001 by Vladimir Yefimov.