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Filmotype

Originally sold in the 1950s, the Filmotype introduced by its founders Allan and Beatrice Friedman was a simple manually operated photo typesetting machine (the iMac of the 1950s) and it used 2-inch filmstrips with over 500 amazing display alphabets so the user could set headlines on photo paper or film. Filmotype eventually went on to become Alphatype until the Mac came along in 1984 and POOF! No more photo typesetting!

In 2006, the Font Diner acquired this amazing photo film alphabet collection and continues to digitize and releasing these wonderful gems of 1950s lettering as digital fonts!

To learn more about the history of this amazing company, a companion book was written and released in 2009. It’s called Filmotype: By the Letter - An Illustrated History and at over 130 pages, this book will be sure to become a cherished keepsake in your design bookshelf and can be purchased at (http://www.fontbros.com/merchandise.php).

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New job: fix Mr. Gluck’s hazy TV, PDQ.
Filmotype Brooklyn™ Filmotype Brooklyn™

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Jay visited back home and gazed upon a brown fox and quail.
Filmotype Maxwell Filmotype Maxwell
Filmotype Maxwell Filmotype Maxwell
Filmotype Maxwell Filmotype Maxwell
Filmotype Maxwell Filmotype Maxwell
Filmotype Maxwell Filmotype Maxwell

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It’s unquestionably one of Judy G. Schwartzkopf’s exotic missives.
Filmotype LaSalle™ Filmotype LaSalle™

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Many-wived Jack laughs at probes of sex quiz.
Filmotype Lucky™ Filmotype Lucky™

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Cozy lummox gives smart squid who asks for job pen.
Filmotype Honey™ Filmotype Honey™

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My grandfather picks up quartz and valuable onyx jewels.
Filmotype Ace™ Filmotype Ace™

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Sixty zippers were quickly picked from the woven jute bag.
Filmotype Royal™ Filmotype Royal™
Filmotype Royal™ Filmotype Royal™
Filmotype Royal™ Filmotype Royal™
Filmotype Royal™ Filmotype Royal™

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Verbatim reports were quickly given by Jim Fox to his amazed audience.
Filmotype Ford Filmotype Ford

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Dumpy kibitzer jingles as exchequer overflows.
Filmotype Yale™ Filmotype Yale™

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Two hardy boxing kangaroos jet from Sydney to Zanzibar on quicksilver pinions.
Filmotype Keynote™ Filmotype Keynote™

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Seiji Ozawa quit, vexing rabid symphonic folk.
Filmotype Kellog Filmotype Kellog

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Barkeep! A flaming tequila swizzle and a vodka and Ajax, hold the cherry.
Filmotype Major™ Filmotype Major™

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Five wine experts jokingly quizzed chablis sample.
Filmotype Yukon™ Filmotype Yukon™

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New farmhand proves strong but lazy, picking just six quinces.
Filmotype Harmony™ Filmotype Harmony™

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My expensive quartz watch once belonged to JFK.
Filmotype Melon™ Filmotype Melon™

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Quip-crazy Gorbachev went and mixed flapjacks.
Filmotype Lakeside Filmotype Lakeside

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John Quincy Adams grew vexed by talk of puzzles.
Filmotype Melody™ Filmotype Melody™

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Filmotype Quiet™ Filmotype Quiet™

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Mozart’s jawing quickly vexed a fat bishop.
Filmotype Giant Filmotype Giant

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Dumpy kibitzer jingles as exchequer overflows.
Filmotype Miner™ Filmotype Miner™

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Turgid saxophones blew over Mick’s jazzy quiff.
Filmotype Zanzibar™ Filmotype Zanzibar™

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Six big devils from Japan quickly forgot how to waltz.
Filmotype Ginger™ Filmotype Ginger™

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Jeb quickly drove a few extra miles on the glazed pavement.
Filmotype Manchester™ Filmotype Manchester™

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Packing five dozen waxy liquor jugs? Must be a typophile.
Filmotype Orlando Filmotype Orlando

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Mix Zapf with Veljovic and get quirky beziers.
Filmotype Glenlake™ Filmotype Glenlake™

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Dumpy kibitzer jingles as exchequer overflows.
Filmotype Leader™ Filmotype Leader™

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Jim just quit and packed extra heavy bags for Liz Owen.
Filmotype Mellow™ Filmotype Mellow™

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Filmotype Gem™ Filmotype Gem™

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Watch “Jeopardy!” Alex Trebek’s fun TV quiz game.
Filmotype Candy™ Filmotype Candy™

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John Quincy Adams grew vexed by talk of puzzles.
Filmotype LaCrosse™ Filmotype LaCrosse™

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Forsaking monastic tradition, twelve jovial friars gave up their vocation for a questionable existence on the flying trapeze.
Filmotype Horizon™ Filmotype Horizon™

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Jack amazed a few girls by dropping the antique onyx vase!
Filmotype Fashion™ Filmotype Fashion™

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Cozy sphinx waves quart jug of bad milk.
Filmotype Modern™ Filmotype Modern™

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How quickly daft jumping zebras vex.
Filmotype Havana™ Filmotype Havana™

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Puzzled women bequeath jerks very exotic gifts.
Filmotype Prima™ Filmotype Prima™

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Bad Joaquin Phoenix wrecks zingy TV film.
Filmotype Wand Filmotype Wand
Filmotype Wand Filmotype Wand
Filmotype Wand Filmotype Wand

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It’s unquestionably one of Judy G. Schwartzkopf’s exotic missives.
Filmotype Homer™ Filmotype Homer™

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Puzzled women bequeath jerks very exotic gifts.
Filmotype Western Filmotype Western
Filmotype Western Filmotype Western
Filmotype Western Filmotype Western
Filmotype Western Filmotype Western
Filmotype Western Filmotype Western

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Beloved Groucho joked with a mix of zany quips.
Filmotype Austin™ Filmotype Austin™

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The big plump jowls of zany Dick Nixon quiver.
Filmotype Hamlet™ Filmotype Hamlet™

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Watch “Jeopardy!” Alex Trebek’s fun TV quiz game.
Filmotype Power™ Filmotype Power™

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When we go back to Juarez, Mexico, do we fly over picturesque Arizona?
Filmotype Hudson Filmotype Hudson

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Back in my quaint garden jaunty zinnias vie with flaunting phlox.
Filmotype Hickory Filmotype Hickory

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Brawny gods just flocked up to quiz and vex him.
Filmotype Hemlock™ Filmotype Hemlock™

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Quincy Jones vowed to fix the bleak jazz program.
Filmotype Parade Filmotype Parade
Filmotype Parade Filmotype Parade
Filmotype Parade Filmotype Parade

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Filmotype Jupiter™ Filmotype Jupiter™

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Foxy but quick John Leguizamo ponders view.
Filmotype York™ Filmotype York™

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A good quick jab of a pen may vex Will Shortz.
Filmotype Panama™ Filmotype Panama™

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Foxy but quick John Leguizamo ponders view.
Filmotype Zephyr™ Filmotype Zephyr™

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Fabled reader with jaded, roving eye seized by quickened impulse to expand budget.
Filmotype Quartz Filmotype Quartz