||Joos Lambrecht, from Ghent, is one of the first important printers and punchcutters of the sixteenth century. He criticized frankly the reading habits and the typographical preferences of the Dutch and Flemish readers at that time. Since 1530 he tried to promote the use of roman types to replace blackletter types, with little success.
Lambrecht cut many roman types which he tried to distribute to other printers, but also a remarkable upright italic of which he was the only user. It is this italic which inspired the Joos typeface.