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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™

Stymie™

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8 fonts from $24.75
Stymie™ Stymie™

Alternate Gothic

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

Alternate Gothic

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1 font from $24.75
Alternate Gothic Alternate Gothic

Liberty™

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1 font from $24.75
Liberty™ Liberty™

Huxley Vertical

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1 font from $24.75
Huxley Vertical Huxley Vertical

Murray Hill™

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2 fonts from $24.75
Murray Hill™ Murray Hill™

Ad Lib™

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2 fonts from $24.75
Ad Lib™ Ad Lib™

Wedding Text™

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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.

American Text™

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1 font from $24.75
American Text™ American Text™

Hobo™

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1 font from $24.75
Hobo™ Hobo™

Tee Franklin™

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

Goudy Old Style™

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

Bank Gothic®

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6 fonts from $5.99
Bank Gothic® Bank Gothic®

Canterbury Sans™

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6 fonts from $45.00
Canterbury Sans™ Canterbury Sans™

Caslon 540

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4 fonts from $29.00
Caslon 540 Caslon 540

Banque Gothique™

  |  available for Desktop and Web

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9 fonts from $45.00
Banque Gothique™ Banque Gothique™

Europa Grotesque™

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4 fonts from $45.00
Europa Grotesque™ Europa Grotesque™

Railroad Gothic™

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1 font from $54.00
Railroad Gothic™ Railroad Gothic™

Gatlinburg Gossamer NF

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1 font from $10.00
Gatlinburg Gossamer NF Gatlinburg Gossamer NF

The original characters, and now-rarely-seen alternate characters, for Memphis, designed by Emil Rudolf Weiss for American Type Founders in 1930, provided the pattern for this wispy, ultralight typeface.

Although intended primarily for headlines, this typeface can also be used for brief blocks of text, if set 18 pt. or larger.

Clear Gothic Serial

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14 fonts from $14.99
Clear Gothic Serial Clear Gothic Serial

Raleigh Gothic™

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3 fonts from $45.00
Raleigh Gothic™ Raleigh Gothic™

Umbriago NF

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1 font from $10.00
Umbriago NF Umbriago NF

Eccentric™

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1 font from $19.95
Eccentric™ Eccentric™

Bernhard Gothic SG™

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

Wedding

by HiH
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2 fonts from $10.00
Wedding Wedding

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

Linotext®

by Adobe
  |  available for Desktop

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1 font from $29.00
Linotext® Linotext®

Linotext was designed by Morris Fuller Benton in 1901 and released by American Type Founders as Wedding Text; Linotype picked up the design in 1924.

Linotext is typical of nineteenth-century type designs known as “Old English,” in which the blackletter style is characterized by wide letters and added flourishes.

Troyer AR™

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1 font from $30.00
Troyer AR™ Troyer AR™

Caslon 3

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4 fonts from $29.00
Caslon 3 Caslon 3

MFC Neuport Monogram™

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16 fonts from $24.95
MFC Neuport Monogram™ MFC Neuport Monogram™

Sigvar Serial

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14 fonts from $14.99
Sigvar Serial Sigvar Serial

Bernhard Gothic

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

Dime Museum

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1 font from $19.95
Dime Museum Dime Museum

This idea of “wrong way weights” was originally called French Clarendon by the Americans, Italienne by the French, and American by the Italians. Sounds like nobody wanted to own up to it.

When it was revived by ATF in 1933, it was given the name P. T. Barnum. Many variations have appeared.

Duly Noted NF

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1 font from $10.00
Duly Noted NF Duly Noted NF

Cartella NF

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2 fonts from $10.00
Cartella NF Cartella NF

Smith Premier NF

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2 fonts from $10.00
Smith Premier NF Smith Premier NF

Ragged Write NF

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2 fonts from $10.00
Ragged Write NF Ragged Write NF

This rugged rascal is based on at old ATF “original” design called “Hearst” (although Frederic Goudy claimed it was a pirated version of one of his designs).

Its commanding, rough-hewn character makes it suitable for headlines, but its large x-height makes it practical for subheads as well. Available in roman and italic versions.

Century Old Style™

by Adobe
  |  available for Desktop

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

Jazzfest NF

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1 font from $10.00
Jazzfest NF Jazzfest NF

Based on the 1932 typeface Newport, designed by Willard T. Sniffin for ATF, this Art Deco standard packs a lot into multi-line heads and subheads due to its very short descenders, cleverly accomplished by “fudging the baseline” on the g, p, q, and y.

Abbott Old Style

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1 font from $6.99
Abbott Old Style Abbott Old Style

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.

Uncle Sam Slim NF

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

Argentina NF

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1 font from $10.00
Argentina NF Argentina NF

This elegant titling face is based on an American Type Founders release from the 1920s named Sterling.

Hairline serifs and graceful curves give this typeface a certain grace and charm that will brighten up any project.

Highpoint Gothic NF

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1 font from $10.00
Highpoint Gothic NF Highpoint Gothic NF

Fyne Fish NF

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1 font from $10.00
Fyne Fish NF Fyne Fish NF

The pattern for this face was designed by Will Bradley in 1894 for the cover of Inland Printer magazine, and was licensed the following year to American Type Founders.

Its classic lines and condensed footprint make this typeface a natural for elegant and inviting headlines.

Petty Despot NF

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1 font from $10.00
Petty Despot NF Petty Despot NF

Bernhard Fashion®

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1 font from $35.00
Bernhard Fashion® Bernhard Fashion®

Bernhard Gothic EF

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4 fonts from $35.00
Bernhard Gothic EF Bernhard Gothic EF

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