Bell Gothic Black


Bell Gothic Black
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. Bell Gothic 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 font 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.

Keywords: Bell Gothic Black, Office, Sans Serif, Std

SKU: 36741994

Product ID: 34105

Bell Gothic Black Font Information

Version:OTF 1.022;PS 001.000;Core 1.0.31;makeotf.lib1.4.1585
Family Name:Bell Gothic Std
Fixed Pitch:No
Symbol Encoded:No
Embedded Bitmaps:No
Creation Date:4/1/2002
Modified Date:5/12/2006
Unicode Ranges:Basic Latin
Latin-1 Supplement
Latin Extended-A
Latin Extended-B
Spacing Modifier Letters
Greek and Coptic
General Punctuation
Currency Symbols
Letterlike Symbols
Mathematical Operators
Geometric Shapes
Alphabetic Presentation Forms
Code Pages:1252 Latin 1