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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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Copperplate

by URW++
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6 fonts from $19.95
Copperplate Copperplate

Bernhard Modern™

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10 fonts from $24.75
Bernhard Modern™ Bernhard Modern™

Cheltenham™

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9 fonts from $24.75
Cheltenham™ Cheltenham™

Century® Schoolbook

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6 fonts from $24.75
Century® Schoolbook Century® Schoolbook

Lydian™

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4 fonts from $24.75
Lydian™ Lydian™

Caslon Openface™

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1 font from $24.75
Caslon Openface™ Caslon Openface™

Goudy Old Style™

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5 fonts from $24.75
Goudy Old Style™ Goudy Old Style™

Caslon 540™

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2 fonts from $24.75
Caslon 540™ Caslon 540™

William Caslon’s design as made regular by ATF at the beginning of this century.

Copperplate Gothic

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18 fonts from $29.00
Copperplate Gothic Copperplate Gothic

Century® Schoolbook

by URW++
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8 fonts from $19.95
Century® Schoolbook Century® Schoolbook

Cloister Black™

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1 font from $24.75
Cloister Black™ Cloister Black™

Franklin Gothic™

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4 fonts from $24.75
Franklin Gothic™ Franklin Gothic™

Bernhard Modern

by Adobe
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4 fonts from $29.00
Bernhard Modern Bernhard Modern

Murray Hill

by URW++
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2 fonts from $19.95
Murray Hill Murray Hill

News Gothic™

by URW++
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14 fonts from $19.95
News Gothic™ News Gothic™

Brody

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1 font from $29.00
Brody Brody

Century Oldstyle™

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3 fonts from $24.75
Century Oldstyle™ Century Oldstyle™

Dom™

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4 fonts from $24.75
Dom™ Dom™

Dom Casual

by URW++
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4 fonts from $19.95
Dom Casual Dom Casual

Bernhard Fashion™

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1 font from $24.75
Bernhard Fashion™ Bernhard Fashion™

This is an American face designed by Lucian Bernhard for ATF in 1929. An extra light face with tall ascenders and stylized bars that extend off to the left. The lower-case sits on the baseline and the much taller then normal capitals have an imaginary baseline that sits about two-thirds of the distance from the real baseline to the bottom of the EM.

Copperplate Gothic™

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5 fonts from $24.75
Copperplate Gothic™ Copperplate Gothic™

Goudy Heavyface™

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2 fonts from $24.75
Goudy Heavyface™ Goudy Heavyface™

Commercial Script™

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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

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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.

Broadway™

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2 fonts from $24.75
Broadway™ Broadway™

Caslon 540

by Adobe
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2 fonts from $29.00
Caslon 540 Caslon 540

Copperplate Gothic

by Adobe
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9 fonts from $29.00
Copperplate Gothic Copperplate Gothic

Originally designed by Frederic W. Goudy in the early 1900s for American Type Founders, Copperplate Gothic appears at first to be a sans serif, but actually has very small, fine serifs. Copperplate Gothic was originally designed for stationery and society printing, and is now used in many varieties of commercial printing. Its classic uses are business cards and lettering on the frosted-glass office doors of lawyers and private investigators. The AB and BC designators refer to the size relationship of the capitals and small capitals.

Century Expanded

by URW++
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2 fonts from $19.95
Century Expanded Century Expanded

Stencil™

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1 font from $24.75
Stencil™ Stencil™

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

Stencil™

by URW++
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7 fonts from $19.95
Stencil™ Stencil™

Parisian™

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1 font from $24.75
Parisian™ Parisian™

Caslon No. 540

by URW++
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3 fonts from $19.95
Caslon No. 540 Caslon No. 540

Balloon

by URW++
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8 fonts from $19.95
Balloon Balloon

Hobo

by URW++
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5 fonts from $19.95
Hobo Hobo

Park Avenue®

by Adobe
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1 font from $29.00
Park Avenue® Park Avenue®

Stencil™

by Adobe
  |  available for Desktop

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1 font from $29.00
Stencil™ Stencil™

Parisian™

by Adobe
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1 font from $29.00
Parisian™ Parisian™

Mariage™

by URW++
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2 fonts from $19.95
Mariage™ Mariage™

Americana™

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4 fonts from $29.00
Americana™ Americana™

Goudy Old Style™

by Adobe
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5 fonts from $29.00
Goudy Old Style™ Goudy Old Style™

Kaufmann™

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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™

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1 font from $24.75
Goudy Handtooled™ Goudy Handtooled™

Engravers’ Old English™

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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.

Kaufmann®

by Adobe
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2 fonts from $29.00
Kaufmann® Kaufmann®

Kaufmann was designed in 1936 for the American Type Founders by Max R. Kaufmann, a letterer, typographer, and one-time art director for McCalls magazine.

Kaufmann is a connecting script typeface with a smooth, slightly whimsical look; its monoweight is unusual in a script type but allows for a nice texture on the page when it is combined with sans serif text type.

Park Avenue®

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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.

Caslon Italic & Swashes

by ITC
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3 fonts from $29.00
Caslon Italic & Swashes Caslon Italic & Swashes

OCR-A

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1 font from $24.75
OCR-A OCR-A

Kaufmann™

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2 fonts from $29.00
Kaufmann™ Kaufmann™

P.T. Barnum

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

Brush Script™

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1 font from $24.75
Brush Script™ Brush Script™

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