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Kingsley/ATF

American typefounding agglomeration formed in 1892, eventually containing most of the American typefounding industry. ATF owns the rights to one of the world’s greatest libraries of original typefaces, largely directed and created by Morris Fuller Benton.

Foundries that were incorporated into ATF include: Barnhart Brothers & Spindler (1911); Binny & Ronaldson (1892); Boston Type Foundry (1892); Bruce Type Foundry (1901); Central Type Foundry (1893); Farmer, Little & Co. (1892); Inland Type Foundry (1912).

By the 1920s ATF was the dominant player in the world’s printing equipment market. Not just fonts, but entire printing plants were on offer. This strong position did not continue, due to the ever-changing nature of the printing industry.

Kingsley, a manufacturer of imprinting and marking equipment, acquired ATF in 1986, and the type division became Kingsley/ATF Type Corporation. The foundry closed in 1993 with an ingominious backruptcy auction. These days the only sign of ATF fonts is in licensing deals with experienced digital foundries such as Bitstream and Adobe.

There were attempts to regain their lost position at the forefront of the type industry, including an interesting attempt to get PostScript Type 3 fonts to handle optical size differences.

18 font families from Kingsley/ATF

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Bank Gothic™

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2 fonts from $24.75
Bank Gothic™ Bank Gothic™

Alternate Gothic

by URW++
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3 fonts from $19.95
Alternate Gothic Alternate Gothic

Stymie™

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8 fonts from $24.75
Stymie™ Stymie™

Alternate Gothic

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1 font from $24.75
Alternate Gothic Alternate Gothic

Murray Hill™

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2 fonts from $24.75
Murray Hill™ Murray Hill™

Huxley Vertical

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1 font from $24.75
Huxley Vertical Huxley Vertical

Ad Lib™

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2 fonts from $24.75
Ad Lib™ Ad Lib™

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

American Text™

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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.

Liberty™

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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.

Hobo™

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1 font from $24.75
Hobo™ Hobo™

Wedding Text™

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1 font from $24.75
Wedding Text™ Wedding Text™

Tee Franklin™

by Suomi
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14 fonts from $19.00
Tee Franklin™ Tee Franklin™

Bernhard Gothic

by URW++
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6 fonts from $19.95
Bernhard Gothic Bernhard Gothic

Bank Gothic®

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6 fonts from $5.99
Bank Gothic® Bank Gothic®

If there was an American Typeface Hall of Fame, Bank Gothic, designed by the great Morris Fuller Benton would hold a place of special distinction considering this design has survived so many trends in typographic fashion since being introduced in 1930. Its just as desirable today as it was over eighty years ago; arguably more. Today, Bank Gothic is a very popular choice as a titling face for science fiction books, posters and countless television and movie titles. It is also a popular typeface for use in computer games and digital graphics.

Canterbury Old Style™

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4 fonts from $45.00
Canterbury Old Style™ Canterbury Old Style™

Originally designed by Morris F. Benton for ATF in 1920, it was not completed for production until 1926.

Railroad Gothic™

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1 font from $54.00
Railroad Gothic™ Railroad Gothic™

Banque Gothique™

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9 fonts from $45.00
Banque Gothique™ Banque Gothique™

New Caslon EF™

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6 fonts from $35.00
New Caslon EF™ New Caslon EF™

Caslon 3

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4 fonts from $29.00
Caslon 3 Caslon 3

Goudy Old Style™

by URW++
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4 fonts from $19.95
Goudy Old Style™ Goudy Old Style™

Bernhard Gothic SG™

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12 fonts from $39.00
Bernhard Gothic SG™ Bernhard Gothic SG™

Clear Gothic Serial

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14 fonts from $14.99
Clear Gothic Serial Clear Gothic Serial

Hobo

by Adobe
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1 font from $29.00
Hobo Hobo

Wedding Text™

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3 fonts from $29.00
Wedding Text™ Wedding Text™

Bernhard Fashion®

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1 font from $35.00
Bernhard Fashion® Bernhard Fashion®

The German-born designer Lucian Bernhard designed Bernhard Fashion in 1929. An “American” typeface, Bernhard’s original design was created for the American Type Founders (ATF). It bespeaks the spirit of the roaring ’20s. The hairline-thin letters exhibit elongated ascenders (but not descenders), and many stylized elements. The capital letters also all descend visibly below the baseline. In text, the extra large capitals seem almost like drop caps. This typeface is best used sparingly in text. Largely set headlines will allow readers to enjoy the fashionable quality of Bernhard Fashion’s design.

Caslon 540

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4 fonts from $29.00
Caslon 540 Caslon 540

The Englishman William Caslon punchcut many roman, italic, and non-Latin typefaces from 1720 until his death in 1766. At that time most types were being imported to England from Dutch sources, so Caslon was influenced by the characteristics of Dutch types. He did, however, achieve a level of craft that enabled his recognition as the first great English punchcutter.

Smith Premier NF

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2 fonts from $10.00
Smith Premier NF Smith Premier NF

Apricot™

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4 fonts from $24.95
Apricot™ Apricot™

Cartella NF

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2 fonts from $10.00
Cartella NF Cartella NF

Sigvar Serial

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14 fonts from $14.99
Sigvar Serial Sigvar Serial

Federlyn NF

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2 fonts from $10.00
Federlyn NF Federlyn NF

Society Page NF

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1 font from $10.00
Society Page NF Society Page NF

Londonderry Air NF

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3 fonts from $10.00
Londonderry Air NF Londonderry Air NF

An elegant face with dashing swash caps, based on an old American Type Founders typeface called Canterbury.

The Opentype version of this font supports Unicode 1250 (Central European) languages, as well as Unicode 1252 (Latin) languages.

Duly Noted NF

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1 font from $10.00
Duly Noted NF Duly Noted NF

Highpoint Gothic NF

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1 font from $10.00
Highpoint Gothic NF Highpoint Gothic NF

Umbriago NF

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1 font from $10.00
Umbriago NF Umbriago NF

Wedding

by HiH
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2 fonts from $10.00
Wedding Wedding

Jazzfest NF

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1 font from $10.00
Jazzfest NF Jazzfest NF

Eccentric™

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1 font from $19.95
Eccentric™ Eccentric™

Here’s another old-timer that needed a lowercase, so we drew one. Originally issued as a caps-only type by The American Type Founders Company about 1898, this font found its way into Craftsman period design.

It was the inspiration for Galadriel, a dry transfer sheet alphabet.

Gatlinburg Gossamer NF

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1 font from $10.00
Gatlinburg Gossamer NF Gatlinburg Gossamer NF

Deux Chasses NF

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1 font from $10.00
Deux Chasses NF Deux Chasses NF

Century Old Style™

by Adobe
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3 fonts from $29.00
Century Old Style™ Century Old Style™

Bewick Roman NF

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1 font from $10.00
Bewick Roman NF Bewick Roman NF

Raleigh Gothic™

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3 fonts from $45.00
Raleigh Gothic™ Raleigh Gothic™

Black Monday™

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1 font from $25.00
Black Monday™ Black Monday™

Black Monday is a worn version of the classic font Eagle Bold.

Uncle Sam Slim NF

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1 font from $10.00
Uncle Sam Slim NF Uncle Sam Slim NF

Fyne Fish NF

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1 font from $10.00
Fyne Fish NF Fyne Fish NF

Abbott Old Style

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1 font from $6.99
Abbott Old Style Abbott Old Style

Note: All SoftMaker webfonts come with unlimited pageviews.

SoftMaker’s Abbott Old Style is a revival of Joseph W. Phinney’s typeface of the same name, a modified serif typeface.

It is charmingly antique and exotic.

Argentina NF

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1 font from $10.00
Argentina NF Argentina NF

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