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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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Bank Gothic™ Bank Gothic™

A set of square capitals developing from the interest in geometric forms stimulated by the Bauhaus, Bank Gothic was designed by Morris Fuller Benton for ATF in 1930, the same year that Georg Trump designed City for Berthold.

Alternate Gothic

by URW++
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Alternate Gothic Alternate Gothic

Alternate Gothic

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1 font from $29.00
Alternate Gothic Alternate Gothic

Stymie™

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8 fonts from $29.00
Stymie™ Stymie™

Murray Hill™

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2 fonts from $29.00
Murray Hill™ Murray Hill™

An original informal script designed for ATF by Emil Klump.

Ad Lib™

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2 fonts from $29.00
Ad Lib™ Ad Lib™

Huxley Vertical

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1 font from $29.00
Huxley Vertical Huxley Vertical

Liberty™

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1 font from $29.00
Liberty™ Liberty™

American Text™

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American Text™ American Text™

Wedding Text™

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Wedding Text™ Wedding Text™

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

Hobo™

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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.

Bernhard Gothic SG™

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

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®

Tee Franklin™

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

Caslon 3

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4 fonts from $35.00
Caslon 3 Caslon 3

Hobo

by Adobe
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Hobo Hobo

Hobo was designed in 1910 by Morris Fuller Benton for American Type Founders. This unusual Art Nouveau-inspired design contains no straight lines and no descenders.

It imparts a friendliness to display work such as invitations, menus, signage, and packaging.

Goudy Old Style™

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

Society Page NF

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Society Page NF Society Page NF

This elegant face with a few semi-script flourishes is based on Morris Fuller Benton’s Announcement Roman, designed for American Type Founders in 1917.

It’s perfect for invitations, programs and all kinds of formal ballyhoo.

All versions of this font include the Unicode 1250 Central European character set in addition to the standard Unicode 1252 Latin set.

Wedding Text™

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3 fonts from $35.00
Wedding Text™ Wedding Text™

Banque Gothique™

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9 fonts from $45.00
Banque Gothique™ Banque Gothique™

Bernhard Fashion®

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1 font from $45.00
Bernhard Fashion® Bernhard Fashion®

Raleigh Gothic™

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3 fonts from $45.00
Raleigh Gothic™ Raleigh Gothic™

Based on the ATF typeface by Morris F. Benton, circa 1934. Steve created two additional new weights.

Caslon 540

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4 fonts from $35.00
Caslon 540 Caslon 540

Europa Grotesque™

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4 fonts from $45.00
Europa Grotesque™ Europa Grotesque™

Cartella NF

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2 fonts from $10.00
Cartella NF Cartella NF

This no-nonsense titling face is based on a Morris Fuller Benton 1934 offering for American Type Founders called, simply, Poster Gothic. Its crisp, clean lines and subtle Art Deco modeling make for attractive and attention-getting headlines.

Available in plain and prismatic styles.

Sigvar Serial

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14 fonts from $14.99
Sigvar Serial Sigvar Serial

Londonderry Air NF

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3 fonts from $10.00
Londonderry Air NF Londonderry Air NF

Quoi Chou NF

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2 fonts from $10.00
Quoi Chou NF Quoi Chou NF

Jazzfest NF

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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.

Apricot™

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4 fonts from $24.95
Apricot™ Apricot™

A. R. Bosco made Romany for ATF in 1934, when there was much demand for script types in advertising and publishing. It was the high times of Speedball lettering, and a casual script in that fashion was naturally very welcome. It became an instant hit and was used widely for a good part of the 1930s and 1940s.

MFC Morningside Monogram™

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MFC Morningside Monogram™ MFC Morningside Monogram™

The inspiration source for Morningside Monogram is the 1934 Book of American Types by American Type Founders.

Uncle Sam Slim NF

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Uncle Sam Slim NF Uncle Sam Slim NF

Highpoint Gothic NF

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Highpoint Gothic NF Highpoint Gothic NF

Gatlinburg Gossamer NF

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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.

Wedding

by HiH
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2 fonts from $10.00
Wedding Wedding

Wedding Regular was originally designed by Morris Fuller Benton for ATF and released as Wedding Text in 1901. It is a lighter version of his ENGRAVER'S OLD ENGLISH of the same period. Wedding Regular is based on the Textura style of blackletter that continued in popularity in England into the 16th century, long after the Dutch, French and Italians had moved to a Roman model that expressed the Renaissance humanism of the period. Wedding Headline is a still lighter version of the regular text face, suitable for setting larger sizes while still preserving the delicacy of the decorative hairlines.

Resolute NF

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Resolute NF Resolute NF

Morris Fuller Benton’s Eagle, designed for ATF in 1934, which did yeoman-like duty on many WPA posters of the time. This version, unicase as was the original, has been designed to set tight, so that it creates dense and commanding headlines.

Century Old Style™

by Adobe
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Century Old Style™ Century Old Style™

Morris Fuller Benton designed Century Oldstyle between 1908 and 1909. The design echoes the proportions of Century Expanded with its fairly large x-height, short ascenders and descenders, and large capitals, but Century Oldstyle has old style serifs. Century Old Style is still renowned for its readability and is a good typeface for magazines and other publications.

Eccentric™

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1 font from $19.95
Eccentric™ Eccentric™

Deux Chasses NF

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1 font from $10.00
Deux Chasses NF Deux Chasses NF

Fyne Fish NF

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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.

Umbriago NF

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Umbriago NF Umbriago NF

Petty Despot NF

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Petty Despot NF Petty Despot NF

Argentina NF

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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.

Abbott Old Style

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1 font from $6.99
Abbott Old Style Abbott Old Style

Telenovela NF

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1 font from $10.00
Telenovela NF Telenovela NF

Tinseltown NF

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Tinseltown NF Tinseltown NF

Black Monday™

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1 font from $25.00
Black Monday™ Black Monday™

Duly Noted NF

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1 font from $10.00
Duly Noted NF Duly Noted NF

This upscale offering, with its understated elegance, is based on a release from the 1912 American Type Founders specimen catalog named, quite simply, “Freehand”.

Use it for any occasion which otherwise might require the services of a skilled Osmiroid wrangler. Guaranteed to please and to impress.

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