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Futura BT

Futura® BT by Bitstream
Individual Styles from $39.99
Complete family of 20 fonts: $399.99
Futura BT Font Family was designed by Paul Renner and published by Bitstream. Futura BT contains 20 styles and family package options. More about this family
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Futura BT Light
Futura BT Light
Futura BT Light Italic
Futura BT Book
Futura BT Book Italic
Futura BT Medium
Futura BT Medium Italic
Futura BT Bold
Futura BT Bold Italic
Futura BT Heavy
Futura BT Heavy Italic
Futura BT Extra Black
Futura BT Extra Black Italic
Futura BT Condensed Light
Futura BT Condensed Light Italic
Futura BT Condensed Medium
Futura BT Condensed Medium Italic
Futura BT Condensed Bold
Futura BT Condensed Bold Italic
Futura BT Condensed Extra Black
Futura BT Condensed Extra Black Italic

Futura BT Light - Glyph Count:

This is a listing of all glyphs contained in the font, including OpenType variants that may only be accessible via OpenType-aware applications.

Each basic character (“A”) is followed by Unicode variants of the same character (Á, Ä…), then OpenType variants (small caps, alternates, ligatures…). This way you can see all the variations on a single character in one place.

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    Futura BT Light
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    Futura BT Light Italic
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    Futura BT Book
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    Futura BT Book Italic
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    Futura BT Medium
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    Futura BT Medium Italic
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    Futura BT Bold
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    Futura BT Bold Italic
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    Futura BT Heavy
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    Futura BT Heavy Italic
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    Futura BT Extra Black
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    Futura BT Extra Black Italic
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    Futura BT Condensed Light
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    Futura BT Condensed Light Italic
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    Futura BT Condensed Medium
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    Futura BT Condensed Medium Italic
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    Futura BT Condensed Bold
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    Futura BT Condensed Bold Italic
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    Futura BT Condensed Extra Black
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    Futura BT Condensed Extra Black Italic
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  • Futura BT Light image
  • Futura BT Light Italic image
  • Futura BT Book image
  • Futura BT Book Italic image
  • Futura BT Medium image
  • Futura BT Medium Italic image
  • Futura BT Bold image
  • Futura BT Bold Italic image
  • Futura BT Heavy image
  • Futura BT Heavy Italic image
  • Futura BT Extra Black image
  • Futura BT Extra Black Italic image
  • Futura BT Condensed Light image
  • Futura BT Condensed Light Italic image
  • Futura BT Condensed Medium image
  • Futura BT Condensed Medium Italic image
  • Futura BT Condensed Bold image
  • Futura BT Condensed Bold Italic image
  • Futura BT Condensed Extra Black image
  • Futura BT Condensed Extra Black Italic image

Licensing Options

You can use this font in any of the following places. Read the full EULA text for details about each license. If you have a usage in mind that's not covered by these licenses, contact us and we'll see what we can do.

Desktop: for use on a desktop workstation

For the most common uses, both personal and professional, for use in desktop applications with a font menu.

For example:

  • Install the font on your Mac OS X or Windows system
  • Use the font within desktop applications such as Microsoft Word, Mac Pages, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, etc.
  • Create and print documents, as well as static images (.jpeg, .tiff, .png)

Desktop licenses are based on the number of users of the fonts. You can change the number of users by clicking the quantity dropdown option on Buying Choices or Cart pages.

Please be sure to review the listing foundry's Desktop license agreement as some restrictions may apply—such as use in logos/trademarks, geographic restrictions (number of locations), and products that will be sold.

Adding users later:

Desktop licenses are cumulative. If you require a Desktop license that covers additional users, simply place a new order for the same Desktop package, for the number of additional users.

Futura BT Desktop EULA

App: for embedding in mobile applications

Select this license type when you are developing an app for iOS, Android, or Windows Phone, and you will be embedding the font file in your mobile application's code.

Futura BT App EULA

Webfont: for your website

Webfonts can be used on a single domain. Agencies responsible for multiple websites, for example web design agencies or hosting providers, may not share a single webfont license across multiple websites.

Every time the webpage using the webfont kit is loaded (i.e, the webfont kit CSS which holds the @font-face rule is called) the counting system counts a single pageview for each webfont within the webfont kit.

For usage in graphic images shown on the website, consider a Desktop license instead as most allow for it.

This font's webfont license is:

Annual

You get a total number of prepaid pageviews that can be used over time. This means that you will pre-pay for a number of pageviews, then you'll have to come back to order more after your site has been viewed that number of times.

For example, if you order 250,000 page views, when your webpages using the webfonts have been viewed 250,000 times, you will need to buy the webfont package again for an additional number of prepaid pageviews. Pageviews are valid for 1 year.

Futura BT WebFont EULA

ePub: for embedding in e-text products

You can use an ePub license to embed the font in an electronic publication such as an eBook, eMagazine, eNewspaper, or interactive PDF.

An ePub license is based on the number of publications in which the font is used. Each issue counts as a separate publication. Regional or format variations don't count as separate publications.

Updated versions of publications that are free to previous customers do not need a new license; otherwise, each new version that is released counts as a separate publication.

For font usage in graphic images shown as the ePub cover, consider a Desktop license instead as most allow for it.

Futura BT ePUB EULA

Digital Ad/Email: for use in HTML5 ads

You can use this type of license to embed fonts into digital ads, such as ads built using HTML5.

We'll supply a kit containing webfonts that can be used within digital ads, such as banner ads. This kit may be shared with third parties who are working on your behalf to produce the ad creatives, however you are wholly responsible for it.

HTML5 ads use webfonts, so why purchase a Digital Ads license rather than a Webfont license?

There are a few reasons, such as the Digital Ads EULA having terms that enable usage in digital ads and on advertising networks.

Digital advertisements also have different usage patterns compared to websites. Most websites generally have consistent pageviews month-to-month whereas advertising impressions can vary wildly month-to-month. Prices reflect this, making it much less expensive to use a Digital Ad license.

If you know the number of impressions the campaign requires, that amount can be ordered before the campaign begins. For campaigns where number impressions is unknown until the end of the campaign, you can true up at the end of each calendar month. Impressions are valid for 4 years.

Futura BT Digital Ad/Email EULA

About Futura BT Font Family


Futura is the fully developed prototype of the twentieth century Geometric Sanserif. The form is ancient, Greek capitals being inscribed by the Cretans twenty-five hundred years ago at the time of Pythagoras in the Gortyn Code, by the Imperial Romans, notably in the tomb of the Scipios, by classical revival architects in eighteenth century London, which formed the basis for Caslon’s first sanserif typeface in 1817. Some aspects of the Geometric sanserif survived in the flood of Gothics that followed, particularly in the work of Vincent Figgins. In 1927, stimulated by the Bauhaus experiments in geometric form and the Ludwig & Mayer typeface Erbar, Paul Renner sketched a set of Bauhaus forms; working from these, the professional letter design office at Bauer reinvented the sanserif based on strokes of even weight, perfect circles and isosceles triangles and brought the Universal Alphabet and Erbar to their definitive typographic form. Futura became the most popular sanserif of the middle years of the twentieth century. Ironically, given its generic past, Futura is the only typeface to have been granted registration under copyright as an original work of art, and, further irony, given the key part played by the Bauer letter design office, the full copyright belongs to Renner and his heirs. This decision in a Frankfurt court implies that a further small group of older typefaces may also be covered by copyright in Germany, particularly those designed for Stempel by Hermann Zapf. This situation appears to be limited to this small group of faces in this one country, although protection of designers’ rights in newer typefaces is now possible in France and Germany through legislation deriving from the 1973 Vienna Treaty for the protection of typefaces. Mergenthaler’s Spartan is a close copy of Futura; Ludlow’s Tempo is less close. Functional yet friendly, logical yet not overintellectual, German yet anti-Nazi... with hindsight the choice of Futura as Volkswagen’s ad font since the 1960s looks inevitable.

Designers: Paul Renner

Publisher: Bitstream

Foundry: Bitstream

Orignial Foundry: Bauersche Giesserei

Design Owner: Bitstream

MyFonts debut: Jan 1, 2000

Futura® BT is a registered Trademark of Bauer Types.