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American Text

American Text

by Bitstream
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American Text Font Family was designed by Morris Fuller Benton and published by Bitstream. American Text contains 1 styles. More about this family
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About American Text Font Family

A condensed American blackletter designed for ATF in 1932 by Morris Fuller Benton; the face grows out of nineteenth century roots.

Designers: Morris Fuller Benton

Publisher: Bitstream

Foundry: Bitstream

Original Foundry: ATF

Design Owner: Bitstream

MyFonts debut: Jan 1, 2000

American Text

About Bitstream

Bitstream is known among type enthusiasts and professionals alike as being one of the companies that lead the way towards the democratization of type. For centuries, the type world had been the exclusive domain of skilled typographers who worked large, cumbersome presses. With the birth of digital type though, came a revolution in the industry that enabled Bitstream, one of the first digital type foundries, to help grow the desktop publishing industry. The company’s founders shared a vision in which desktop publishing and digital type would open up doors and allow for the access of previously exclusive typefaces to a broader public audience. Eventually, this idea of opening up the type market led to the development of fonts like Amerigo and New Lincoln Gothic; designs that played huge roles in the launching, and eventual success, of desktop publishing. With best-selling typefaces like Futura in its line up, this library made an enormous impact on the type industry and helped to form it into what it is today.