The designer Frank Hinman Pierpont (born 1860 in New Haven, died 1937 in London) created the font in 1913.
Plantin, the man, was a well-known Dutch printer of the 16th century whose font foundry turned out traditional Old Face fonts and the italic cut of Garamond. Frank Hinman Pierpont designed Plantin, the font, based on such fonts, and Stanley Morison and Victor Lardent in turn based their Times New Roman™ design on Plantin. In the style of Garamond, this font is exceptionally legible and makes a classic, elegant impression.
Plantin is part of the Linotype Library.
Plantin is a trademark of Monotype Typography.