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Bell Martellus

Bell Martellus

by Chank
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Bell Martellus Font Family was designed by published by Chank. Bell Martellus contains 1 styles.

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About Bell Martellus Font Family

Full of texture and regal personality, Bell Martellus was derived from a book published in 1475 by Henricus Martellus entitled “Liber Insularum.” The writing style is based on the Carolingian Script created by the Emperor Charlemagne and his scribe, Alquin of York, in the 9th century A.D. This old world lettering comes with new world OpenType capabilities, including swash caps and small caps. The James Ford Bell Library at the University of Minnesota commissioned Bill Moran to develop this font as a means of introducing their amazing collection of rare books, maps and manuscripts to a wider audience. Once the historic script was fontified by Bill, it was forwarded to Chank Co, where we added some snazzy baubles for the discriminating typographer. Everybody can enjoy the antique genuine nature of Bell Martellus, but advanced OpenType users also get extra features in Adobe CS applications.


Publisher: Chank

Foundry: Chank

Design Owner: Chank

MyFonts debut: Sep 1, 2015

Bell Martellus

About Chank

The Chank Company is a Minneapolis-based type house and art studio, named for president and CEO Chank Diesel who began making fonts in 1992. Chank Fonts were featured in the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum as “important examples of contemporary typography” in 1996. And in 1997, Chank was profiled in The Wall Street Journal, complete with etched portrait. Chank strives to make fonts fun and accessible for both the average computer user and professional designers, with original experimental free fonts and affordable trend-setting commercial fonts. Chank also creates custom fonts for companies who want exclusive rights and a specific design for a typeface. Clients who have used Chank’s custom font services include BBDO-NY, Cartoon Network, Huggies, Pizza Hut, Scholastic Books, Simon & Schuster, Target, Walt Disney and many more.