0 items, $0.00

Bitstream

Bitstream is known among type enthusiasts and professionals alike as being one of the companies that lead the way towards the democratization of type. For centuries, the type world had been the exclusive domain of skilled typographers who worked large, cumbersome presses. With the birth of digital type though, came a revolution in the industry that enabled Bitstream, one of the first digital type foundries, to help grow the desktop publishing industry.

More info…

325 font families from Bitstream

Sample text:
Loading…

Windsor™

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

5 fonts from $24.75
Windsor™ Windsor™

Dom™

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

4 fonts from $24.75
Dom™ Dom™

Baskerville™

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

8 fonts from $24.75
Baskerville™ Baskerville™

Folio®

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

7 fonts from $24.75
Folio® Folio®

Poster Bodoni

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

2 fonts from $24.75
Poster Bodoni Poster Bodoni

Caslon Old Face

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

3 fonts from $24.75
Caslon Old Face Caslon Old Face

Baker Signet™

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

1 font from $24.75
Baker Signet™ Baker Signet™

Belwe™

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

4 fonts from $24.75
Belwe™ Belwe™

Stuyvesant™

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

1 font from $24.75
Stuyvesant™ Stuyvesant™

Murray Hill™

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

2 fonts from $24.75
Murray Hill™ Murray Hill™

Bernhard Fashion™

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

1 font from $24.75
Bernhard Fashion™ Bernhard Fashion™

Copperplate Gothic™

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

5 fonts from $24.75
Copperplate Gothic™ Copperplate Gothic™

Commercial Script™

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

1 font from $24.75
Commercial Script™ Commercial Script™

A bold weight of a moderately flourished script designed for ATF by Morris Fuller Benton in 1908, and an industry standard since then.

Century® Expanded

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

4 fonts from $24.75
Century® Expanded Century® Expanded

Shortly after the preparation of the original Century, the two Bentons (father Linn Boyd and son Morris Fuller) prepared a wider version for De Vinne’s press and called it Century Broadface. In 1900 ATF released the design for general use as Century Expanded, one of the most popular and effective of typefaces, to this day the text face of the New York Daily News.

Oz Handicraft BT™

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

2 fonts from $24.75
Oz Handicraft BT™ Oz Handicraft BT™

Oz Handicraft was designed at Bitstream in 1990 by George Ryan. Oz was rendered from a showing of Oswald Cooper’s hand lettering found in ‘The Book of Oz Cooper published in 1949 by the Society of Typographic Arts in Chicago.

Weiss™

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

4 fonts from $24.75
Weiss™ Weiss™

In this face designed for Bauer in the twenties, Emil Rudolf Weiss used tiny serifs with many inversions and alternative forms to create the mannered texture peculiar to this form.

Broadway™

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

2 fonts from $24.75
Broadway™ Broadway™

In 1928, the application of pure geometric form to sanserifs and slabserifs was in full swing. Morris Fuller Benton applied geometry to the Modern letterform to arrive at Parisian and Broadway for ATF.

Bulmer®

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

2 fonts from $24.75
Bulmer® Bulmer®

Morris Fuller Benton’s ATF version of Baskerville’s design cut by William Martin for the British printer and publisher William Bulmer. ATF released the design in 1928.

Vineta™

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

1 font from $24.75
Vineta™ Vineta™

An inline shadowed Clarendon designed in 1973 for VGC by Ernst Volker.

Prestige 12 Pitch

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

4 fonts from $24.75
Prestige 12 Pitch Prestige 12 Pitch

Limited to a single width for all characters and a rough image transferred through a ribbon to the paper, in 1953 Clayton Smith at IBM, Lexington, adapted the classical serifed letterform to this difficult medium to obtain a typewriter face of good readability and interesting texture.

Cooper BT™

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

11 fonts from $24.75
Cooper BT™ Cooper BT™

Cooper Black, commissioned by Barnhart Brothers & Spindler, is the best known of Oswald Cooper’s typefaces. Bitstream has expanded the 1921 original into a complete series of round-edged text faces.

Schneidler®

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

10 fonts from $24.75
Schneidler® Schneidler®

Working for Bauer in the thirties, F.H.E. Schneidler followed Weiss’ lead to provide an alternative. In 1956 he added the companion italic under the name Amalthea.

Huxley Vertical

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

1 font from $24.75
Huxley Vertical Huxley Vertical

Stencil™

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

1 font from $24.75
Stencil™ Stencil™

Gerry Powell’s stencil version of Clarendon designed for ATF in 1938.

Engravers’ Roman

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

2 fonts from $24.75
Engravers’ Roman Engravers’ Roman

A set of capitals popular with American engravers and typefounders through the last third of the nineteenth century, shown under this name by ATF in 1903.

Flemish Script™

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

1 font from $24.75
Flemish Script™ Flemish Script™

An ornate roundhand with looped ascenders and strongly flourished capitals prepared at Photon for their phototypesetters about 1960.

Parisian™

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

1 font from $24.75
Parisian™ Parisian™

In 1928, the application of pure geometric form to sanserifs and slabserifs was in full swing. Morris Fuller Benton applied geometry to the Modern letterform to arrive at Parisian and Broadway for ATF.

Orator™

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

2 fonts from $24.75
Orator™ Orator™

Ad Lib™

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

2 fonts from $24.75
Ad Lib™ Ad Lib™

Designed for informal effects in 1961 by Freeman Craw for ATF.

Kaufmann™

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

2 fonts from $24.75
Kaufmann™ Kaufmann™

The most popular type of this kind, designed for ATF by M.R. Kaufmann in 1936.

Goudy Handtooled™

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

1 font from $24.75
Goudy Handtooled™ Goudy Handtooled™

Goudy Handtooled was done in 1922 and is a shaded version of Goudy Bold. Some authorities credit the design to Charles A. Becker and others to Morris Fuller Benton and Wadsworth Packer.

Pica 10 Pitch

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

1 font from $24.75
Pica 10 Pitch Pica 10 Pitch

Engravers’ Old English™

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

2 fonts from $24.75
Engravers’ Old English™ Engravers’ Old English™

Designed by Morris Fuller Benton in 1907; an improved version of the familiar nineteenth century blackletter as he had executed it in his Wedding Text.

Futura® Black

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

2 fonts from $24.75
Futura® Black Futura® Black

Josef Albers drew a stencil sanserif form at the Bauhaus in 1923 (published in 1926); Paul Renner and the Bauer design office made a similar design into a typeface in 1929, and rather confusingly included it in the Futura series. Many websites erroneously attribute the stencil design to Josef Albers, but there is no evidence that the two met or collaborated on Futura Black. In 1929 Josef Albers and Jan Tschichold corresponded on the “Transito” typeface (another very similar stencil typeface, while Paul Renner was working with Jan Tschichold.

Blippo™

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

1 font from $24.75
Blippo™ Blippo™

Another variant of Bayer’s Universal Alphabet, resembling ITC Bauhaus in design, ITC Ronda in proportion and fit, prepared by FotoStar in the mid 1970s.

Courier 10 Pitch

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

4 fonts from $24.75
Courier 10 Pitch Courier 10 Pitch

Another in the series of competent IBM serifed typewriter faces, this one from Howard Kettler in Lexington in 1956.

Millenium

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

1 font from $24.75
Millenium Millenium

Piranesi™

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

1 font from $24.75
Piranesi™ Piranesi™

An informal script designed for ATF as an italic for his Piranesi by W.T. Sniffin.

Symbol

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

2 fonts from $24.75
Symbol Symbol

Park Avenue®

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

1 font from $24.75
Park Avenue® Park Avenue®

The first of the popular American informal scripts designed by R.E. Smith for ATF in 1933.

OCR-A

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

1 font from $24.75
OCR-A OCR-A

A set of capitals adequate for machine reading only; this barely legible pioneer sees declining use.

Davida™

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

1 font from $24.75
Davida™ Davida™

A highly decorative set of capitals suggesting nineteenth century forms, designed by Louis Minott for VGC in 1965.

Embassy

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

1 font from $24.75
Embassy Embassy

The English roundhand has always occupied the central position in the group of faces appropriate to the social printing handled by engravers, and their contemporary imitators, thermographers.

Gothic No.13®

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

1 font from $24.75
Gothic No.13® Gothic No.13®

A dark, condensed, nineteenth century sanserif made popular by Linotype, the capitals deriving from Barnhart Brothers and Spindler, the lowercase from Farmer.

P.T. Barnum

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

1 font from $24.75
P.T. Barnum P.T. Barnum

One of the original nineteenth century designs, cut at Barnhart Brothers & Spindler in Chicago about 1880, passed on to us through ATF. Unlike most Circus types, the serifs of P.T. Barnum are bracketed.

Lucian™

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

2 fonts from $24.75
Lucian™ Lucian™

De Vinne

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

4 fonts from $24.75
De Vinne De Vinne

This revival of the Bruce Foundry’s No. 11 is typical of the nineteenth century types derived from the work of Didot and Bodoni; the face remains popular with lawyers and government printers. In fact, Theodore Low De Vinne opposed this kind of design as hard to print and read; he had Century designed to replace it.

Seagull™

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

4 fonts from $24.75
Seagull™ Seagull™

ITC Tom’s Roman

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

1 font from $24.75
ITC Tom’s Roman ITC Tom’s Roman

Another personal revival of the Oldstyle, sharing the style of Trooper.

Typo Upright™

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

1 font from $24.75
Typo Upright™ Typo Upright™

A faithful reproduction of the common French Ronde of the nineteenth century; the design originates at the Inland Typefoundry in St. Louis as French Script and was revised by Morris Fuller Benton in 1905 and made popular by ATF under the name Typo Upright. Stephenson Blake also had a version available as Parisian Ronde.

Lucia

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

1 font from $24.75
Lucia Lucia

A light roundhand with mildly clubbed terminals on the capitals. It was expertly transferred from an engravers’ pattern plate to the Fotosetter Intertype about 1955.

Onyx®

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

1 font from $24.75
Onyx® Onyx®

Gerry Powell’s revival of the condensed and elongated Fat Face, cut for ATF.

Romana™

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

2 fonts from $24.75
Romana™ Romana™

The French interest in the revival of suitably edited Oldstyle romans as an alternative to a world of Modern typefaces started in 1846 when Louis Perrin cut the Lyons capitals.

Goudy Heavyface™

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

2 fonts from $24.75
Goudy Heavyface™ Goudy Heavyface™

This face was designed in 1925 as the Monotype answer to the very popular Cooper Black. Goudy is also quite similar in appearance to Ludlow Black and Pabst Extra Bold, both of which were also done in response to Cooper Black.

Serifa®

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

9 fonts from $24.75
Serifa® Serifa®

Developed by Adrian Frutiger for Bauer in 1966, Serifa is a slabserif based on the principles that led to the success of Frutiger’s 1956 sanserif, Univers. Glypha, designed by Frutiger for Stempel in 1979, is a version of Serifa with a moderately larger x-height; Stempel has paid royalties on Glypha to Neufville since 1984.

Brush Script™

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

1 font from $24.75
Brush Script™ Brush Script™

The archetype of the Brush Script, designed for ATF by R.E. Smith in 1942.

Century Oldstyle™

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

3 fonts from $24.75
Century Oldstyle™ Century Oldstyle™

Century Oldstyle is Linn Boyd Benton’s and Morris Fuller Benton’s renovation of Phemister’s Miller & Richard Old Style for ATF forty-five years later, using the Century name for marketing purposes.

American Text™

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

1 font from $24.75
American Text™ American Text™

A condensed American blackletter designed for ATF in 1932 by Morris Fuller Benton; the face grows out of nineteenth century roots.

Baskerville No. 2™

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

4 fonts from $24.75
Baskerville No. 2™ Baskerville No. 2™

This redesign is made from proofs, rather than the metal, and so is heavier, with particular attention to the Harris and the Monotype revision, which was made from proofs of Baskerville’s Great Primer (16pt).

Goudy Catalogue™

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

1 font from $24.75
Goudy Catalogue™ Goudy Catalogue™

Goudy Catalogue was designed by Morris F. Benton in 1919. A medium weight adaptation of the of the original Goudy design, it is about 15 percent heavier than the Oldstyle.

Tango™

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

1 font from $24.75
Tango™ Tango™

Lydian Cursive

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

1 font from $24.75
Lydian Cursive Lydian Cursive

Lydian is Warren Chappell’s almost calligraphic sanserif, designed for ATF in 1938. Lydian Cursive, done by Chappell in 1940, is much freer and more calligraphic.

Life is a journey.

Bell Centennial

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

4 fonts from $24.75
Bell Centennial Bell Centennial

Designed specifically for AT&T by Matthew Carter at Mergenthaler to replace Bell Gothic with a typeface that made effective use of digital typesetting technology, Bell Centennial gets several more lines per page than Bell Gothic, reduces calls to information because of its significantly higher legibility under adverse printing conditions, saving AT&T many millions of dollars per year.

Americana™

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

5 fonts from $24.75
Americana™ Americana™

An original design by Richard Isbell for ATF; in exaggerating the tapered stroke introduced eleven years earlier in Hermann Zapf’s Optima, Isbell created the first flareserif to achieve popularity in the United States.

Liberty™

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

1 font from $24.75
Liberty™ Liberty™

Based on Lucien Bernhard’s idiosyncratic Schoenschrift, Liberty was designed for ATF two years later, in 1927, by W.T. Sniffin.

Imperial

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

3 fonts from $24.75
Imperial Imperial

Ed Shaar’s Intertype alternative to the Linotype legibility group.

Balloon™

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

3 fonts from $24.75
Balloon™ Balloon™

Another informal script designed in 1939 by M.K. Kaufmann for ATF.

Impress

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

1 font from $24.75
Impress Impress

Bookman™

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

4 fonts from $24.75
Bookman™ Bookman™

Bookman, a little lighter than the original, is the ATF version of Phemister’s Antique Old Style, introduced as a textface at the turn of the century.

MICR

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

3 fonts from $24.75
MICR MICR

The familiar numerals from the bottom of American MICR (Magnetic Ink Character Recognition) checks, designed in 1958 for printing in magnetic ink to be read by magnetic readers and humans; they are produced in several closely related weights for light, normal or heavy inking. Most simulated computer typefaces are based on this design.

Della Robbia™

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

2 fonts from $24.75
Della Robbia™ Della Robbia™

Thomas Maitland Cleland’s careful and scholarly creation of a typeface from 15th Century Florentine inscriptional capitals; designed for the Bruce division of ATF.

Fry’s Baskerville

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

1 font from $24.75
Fry’s Baskerville Fry’s Baskerville

Isaac Moore’s recutting of Baskerville’s design for the Fry Typefoundry, long admired as a display design.

Cloister™

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

1 font from $24.75
Cloister™ Cloister™

Designed for ATF in 1913, Morris Fuller Benton’s version of Nicholas Jenson’s roman, the best of the Venetians and a model for regularity in color and fit.

Nuptial

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

1 font from $24.75
Nuptial Nuptial

An informal script designed at Intertype for wedding invitations.

Playbill™

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

1 font from $24.75
Playbill™ Playbill™

Robert Harling’s 1938 revival of this nineteenth century form, designed for Stephenson Blake.

Fraktur

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

1 font from $24.75
Fraktur Fraktur

The standard German Fraktur textface of the last century, principally used today for mathematical setting.

ITC Gorilla

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

1 font from $24.75
ITC Gorilla ITC Gorilla

Borrowed from Post Oldstyle by Tom Carnase and Ronne Bonder, who prepared the face for ITC.

Amelia™

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

1 font from $24.75
Amelia™ Amelia™

Stan Davis drew this face for VGC in 1967, following the structure of the MICR figures to suggest a ‘computerized’ effect.

Egyptian 505™

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

4 fonts from $24.75
Egyptian 505™ Egyptian 505™

This face was designed by Andre Guertler’s class in room 505 at the Kuenstgewerbeschule in Basel. It follows the principles of Frutiger’s Egyptienne, and won the first of the VGC type competitions.

Maximus™

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

1 font from $24.75
Maximus™ Maximus™

Raleigh™

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

6 fonts from $24.75
Raleigh™ Raleigh™

Following the death of Carl Dair, David Anderson redrew Dair’s design, Cartier, for Typsettra, where it was renamed Raleigh. Adrian Williams at Fonts added three weights as a display series for Conways, while Robert Norton drew the text series.

Caslon Bold

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

2 fonts from $24.75
Caslon Bold Caslon Bold

The Bitstream version of Caslon 3 of the American Type Founders, 1905.

Empire™

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

1 font from $24.75
Empire™ Empire™

Libra™

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

1 font from $24.75
Libra™ Libra™

A skillful revival of the Uncial by S.H. de Roos for Lettergieterij Amsterdam in 1938.

Hobo™

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

1 font from $24.75
Hobo™ Hobo™

Morris Fuller Benton’s 1910 contribution to the Art Nouveau sanserif, designed for ATF, with all descenders eliminated to encourage combinations of this typeface with other shapes.

Wedding Text™

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

1 font from $24.75
Wedding Text™ Wedding Text™

Morris Fuller Benton’s version of the standard American nineteenth century blackletter made for ATF in 1901.

Life®

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

4 fonts from $24.75
Life® Life®

Designed by Francesco Simoncini and W. Bilz, this design follows Times New Roman in structure, but differs in some details. Unlike Times New Roman, the boldface is a weighted version of the roman.

Script 12 Pitch

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

1 font from $24.75
Script 12 Pitch Script 12 Pitch

ITC Grizzly

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

1 font from $24.75
ITC Grizzly ITC Grizzly

An early ITC borrowing from Kabel, faithful to the original proportions of Kabel Heavy, from the hands of Ronne Bonder and Tom Carnase.

Shotgun™

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

2 fonts from $24.75
Shotgun™ Shotgun™

Sets of Art Deco capitals shot full of holes for display effect by by J. Looney at VGC.

Bernhard Tango™

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

1 font from $24.75
Bernhard Tango™ Bernhard Tango™

An elegant and disciplined script popular for fifty years.

Bernhard Bold Condensed

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

1 font from $24.75
Bernhard Bold Condensed Bernhard Bold Condensed

A freely drawn heading face prepared in 1912 by Lucian Bernhard for Bauer. The typeface enjoys a vogue in Europe.

Latin Extra Condensed™

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

1 font from $24.75
Latin Extra Condensed™ Latin Extra Condensed™

The American nineteenth century display form as handed down through ATF and the composing machine companies, largely for use in newspaper headlines.

Thunderbird™

  |  available for Desktop, Web, App, Epub and Server

Albums

1 font from $24.75
Thunderbird™ Thunderbird™

A typical set of American Tuscan capitals cast by ATF in the middle of the nineteenth century.

View options