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Bell Gothic

Bell Gothic

by Linotype
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Bell Gothic Font Family was designed by Chauncey H. Griffith and published by Linotype. Bell Gothic contains 3 styles and family package options.

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About Bell Gothic Font Family

C.H. Griffith was commissioned by the American telephone company, Bell, to design a typeface which would be particularly suited to small, compressed sentences and inferior paper quality. The font was intended for use in the company’s telephone books. Griffith had already had experience with the conception of newsprint fonts and was interested in legibility issues. In 1922 Griffith created the Legibility Group, which contained particularly legible fonts predestined for newspapers. Bell Gothic has all the typical characteristics which optimize a font’s legibility. The modern heir of Bell Gothic is Bell Centennial, designed by Matthew Carter in 1974 in celebration of the Bell Company’s 100th birthday.

Designers: Chauncey H. Griffith

Publisher: Linotype

Foundry: Linotype

Original Foundry: Mergenthaler

Design Owner: Linotype

MyFonts debut: null

Bell Gothic

About Linotype

For over a century, Linotype has successfully produced, marketed, and licensed quality fonts. Its proven methods have been expanded over the years, adapting to new technologies. As fonts are a vehicle for all visual communication, Linotype partners with both designers and typographers, who together promote global transfer and open discussion.The Linotype font library is owned by Monotype and includes renowned fonts such as Helvetica, Neue Helvetica®, Linotype Didot™, Janson® Text, New Century Schoolbook®, and more.

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