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Filmotype

Originally sold in the 1950s, the Filmotype introduced by its founders Allan and Beatrice Friedman was a simple manually operated photo typesetting machine (the iMac of the 1950s) and it used 2-inch filmstrips with over 500 amazing display alphabets so the user could set headlines on photo paper or film. Filmotype eventually went on to become Alphatype until the Mac came along in 1984 and POOF! No more photo typesetting!

In 2006, the Font Diner acquired this amazing photo film alphabet collection and continues to digitize and releasing these wonderful gems of 1950s lettering as digital fonts!

To learn more about the history of this amazing company, a companion book was written and released in 2009. It’s called Filmotype: By the Letter - An Illustrated History and at over 130 pages, this book will be sure to become a cherished keepsake in your design bookshelf and can be purchased at (http://www.fontbros.com/merchandise.php).

Foundry details

  • Location:
    Filmotype
    Eau Claire, Wisconsin
    United States of America
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Filmotype Hemlock™

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Filmotype Hemlock™ Filmotype Hemlock™

Filmotype LaSalle™

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Filmotype LaSalle™ Filmotype LaSalle™

Filmotype Lakeside

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Filmotype Lakeside Filmotype Lakeside

Filmotype Lucky™

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Filmotype Lucky™ Filmotype Lucky™

Filmotype LaCrosse™

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Filmotype LaCrosse™ Filmotype LaCrosse™

Filmotype Horizon™

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Filmotype Horizon™ Filmotype Horizon™

Filmotype Candy™

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Filmotype Candy™ Filmotype Candy™

Filmotype Glenlake™

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Filmotype Glenlake™ Filmotype Glenlake™

Filmotype Harmony™

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Filmotype Harmony™ Filmotype Harmony™

Filmotype Modern™

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Filmotype Modern™ Filmotype Modern™

Filmotype Ginger™

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Filmotype Ginger™ Filmotype Ginger™

Filmotype Kingston™

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Filmotype Kingston™ Filmotype Kingston™

Filmotype Hudson

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Filmotype Hudson Filmotype Hudson

Filmotype Gem™

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Filmotype Gem™ Filmotype Gem™

Filmotype Honey™

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Filmotype Honey™ Filmotype Honey™

Filmotype Keynote™

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Filmotype Keynote™ Filmotype Keynote™

Filmotype Gay™

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Filmotype Gay™ Filmotype Gay™

Filmotype Alice™

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Filmotype Alice™ Filmotype Alice™

Filmotype Fashion™

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Filmotype Fashion™ Filmotype Fashion™

Filmotype Major™

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Filmotype Major™ Filmotype Major™

Filmotype Leader™

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Filmotype Leader™ Filmotype Leader™

Filmotype Giant

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Filmotype Giant Filmotype Giant

Filmotype Hamlet™

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Filmotype Hamlet™ Filmotype Hamlet™

Filmotype Western

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Filmotype Western Filmotype Western

Filmotype Kellog

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Filmotype Kellog Filmotype Kellog

Filmotype Homer™

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Filmotype Homer™ Filmotype Homer™

Filmotype Brooklyn™

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Filmotype Brooklyn™ Filmotype Brooklyn™

Filmotype Havana™

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Filmotype Havana™ Filmotype Havana™

Filmotype York™

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Filmotype York™ Filmotype York™

Filmotype Jessy™

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Filmotype Jessy™ Filmotype Jessy™

Filmotype Jamboree™

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Filmotype Jamboree™ Filmotype Jamboree™

Filmotype Yukon™

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Filmotype Yukon™ Filmotype Yukon™

Filmotype Power™

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Filmotype Power™ Filmotype Power™

Filmotype Melon™

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Filmotype Melon™ Filmotype Melon™

Filmotype Parade

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Filmotype Parade Filmotype Parade

Filmotype Zeal™

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Filmotype Zeal™ Filmotype Zeal™

Filmotype Quiet™

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Filmotype Quiet™ Filmotype Quiet™

Filmotype Athens™

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Filmotype Athens™ Filmotype Athens™

Filmotype Ford

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Filmotype Ford Filmotype Ford

Filmotype Kitten™

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Filmotype Kitten™ Filmotype Kitten™

Filmotype Hickory

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Filmotype Hickory Filmotype Hickory

Filmotype Royal™

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Filmotype Royal™ Filmotype Royal™

Filmotype Escort™

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Filmotype Escort™ Filmotype Escort™

Filmotype Melody™

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Filmotype Melody™ Filmotype Melody™

Filmotype Panama™

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Filmotype Panama™ Filmotype Panama™

Filmotype Austin™

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Filmotype Austin™ Filmotype Austin™

Filmotype Kentucky™

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Filmotype Kentucky™ Filmotype Kentucky™

Filmotype Yale™

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Filmotype Yale™ Filmotype Yale™

Filmotype Jade™

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Filmotype Jade™ Filmotype Jade™

Filmotype Zanzibar™

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Filmotype Zanzibar™ Filmotype Zanzibar™

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