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Twentieth Century

Twentieth Century™

by Monotype
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Complete family of 16 fonts: $519.99
Twentieth Century Font Family was designed by Sol Hess and published by Monotype. Twentieth Century contains 19 styles and family package options. More about this family
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About Twentieth Century Font Family


Twentieth Century was designed and drawn by Sol Hess in the Lanston Monotype drawing office between 1936 and 1947. The first weights were added to the Monotype typeface library in 1959. Twentieth Century is based on geometric shapes which originated in Germany in the early 1920's and became an integral part of the Bauhaus movement of that time. Form and function became the key words, unnecessary decoration was scorned. This clean cut, sans serif with geometric shapes was most appropriate. The lighter weights of the Twentieth Century font family can be used for text setting; the Twentieth Century bold and condensed fonts are suitable for display in headlines and advertising. Commonly spelled 20th Century.

Designers: Sol Hess

Publisher: Monotype

Foundry: Monotype

Design Owner: Monotype

MyFonts debut: Dec 12, 2001

Twentieth Century™ is a trademark of The Monotype Corporation and may be registered in certain jurisdictions.

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