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Contents of the Adobe Font Folio 9 collection of type 1 fonts. Their 145-page PDF catalog, with samples. The Adobe Type Collection OpenType Edition (ca. 2008) is here and here. The Adobe Type Library Reference Book is a printed specimen book, currently in its 3rd edition, and can be obtained from Amazon, Peachpit or Adobe Press, both in paper and PDF format. The cover price of the printed edition is about 45 US dolllars. [Google] [More] ⦿
PDF file by David Tribby that lists all ATF typefaces. Text file listing those 1600 typefaces. The Cary Collection at RIT has many matrices, listed here (PDF) and here (HTML). A google docs spreadsheet with the ATF typefaces, all compiled by David Tribby. The same in HTML.
Scans of some typefaces: ArtGothic (1897 catalog), Baskerville (1941), Caslon Oldstyle Roman No. 471, Caslon Oldstyle Italic No. 471, Chaucer, Chessmen (1897 catalog), Childs, Columbian (1897 catalog), Columbus, Culdee, DeVinne Initialen, Elandkay (1897 catalog), Erratic Outline, Ferdinand, Jenson Italic, Koster (1897 catalog), Laclede, Ronaldson Title Slope (1897 catalog), Santa Claus Initials, Skjald, Virile Open (1897 catalog), 20th Century, Bodoni Ultra, Clearface, Dietz Text, European Grotesque No. 2, Goudy Kennerley, Impact, News Gothic Condensed, Onyx, Palance Script, Palatino, Stymie, Typo Upright, Atlanta Series, Childs Series, Columbus Outline Initials, Contour No. 7, DeVinne Shaded, Erratck Outline, Johnson Series, Koster Series, Longefellow Series, McCullagh Series, Mural Series, Quaint Roman No. 2, Quaint Series, Rubens Series, Samoa Series, Victoria Series. [Google] [More] ⦿
Chicago-based foundry, which grew out of The Great Western Type Foundry in 1868 when the Barnhart brothers (newspaper publishers in Iowa who came to Chicago as advertising agents) bought out the Toepfer family in 1868. They retained Herman Spindler as the foreman, since he was the only typefounder in the group. Aggressive in business, BB&S became the largest foundry in Chicago. Book of type specimens. Comprising a large variety of superior copper-mixed types, rules, borders, galleys, printing presses, electric-welded chases, paper and card cutters, wood goods, book binding machinery etc., together with valuable information to the craft. Specimen book no.9 (1907) is a 1048-page monster catalog (see also here and here and here). Some pictures from Type Barnhart Type Foundry Co. New York City: Superior Copper-Mixed Type (1908). BB&S was purchased by ATF about 1911 and it operated independently until about 1930. Typophile page on them. Text file with a list of the typefaces in their Catalog 25 (1925). Discussion of some of their typefaces and digitizations:
Baha, Bahamas (Corel), Baron (BaronBlackDB Normal), Bimini, Bordeaux, Mumbo (Mumbo SSK), Dyname (SSI), Dessau (megafont.de), R790 Sans (Softmaker), BH (Itek), Geometric 752 (Bitstream). [Google] [More] ⦿
Several lists of Bitstream fonts and font aliases exist:
Bitstream font name equivalences. The original file, dated 2007, was at Fontinfo.net, but dispappeared some time ago. Here is that list in text format:
Trouble finding Bitstream fonts? Besides the many links on my pages to almost the entire Bitstream collection, there are other avenues.
This company sold lots of fonts in the mid 1990s under slightly changed names. In the 1993 truetype collection, I count at least 1003 fonts. There are 1000 fonts in their 1991 type 1 collection. Many names reappear later under the Softmaker label, dated 1996. It is unclear whether B&P Graphics has evolved into Softmaker GmbH and/or FantasticArts.com. Many of their fonts can be found on free font sites, and indeed, the collection is in limbo. Uli Stiehl writes: The British font forging company GST Technology alias Greenstreet Software selling thousands of font forgeries made by Brendel & Pabst, was sued by Linotype in 2001. And the German font forging company Brendel & Pabst alias B & P Graphics Ltd. alias Brendel Informatik GmbH alias The Quick Brown Fox GmbH in Cologne was sued by FontShop in Berlin. [Google] [More] ⦿
Defunct foundry which published a cheap font collection in 1996. Their known fonts are listed here. This is a renamed collection: Tekton became Tek, and so forth. The fonts are now sold by Arts&Letters (in Carrollton, TX) under the name BOSS Fonts. [Google] [More] ⦿
A shady outfit that published hundreds of fonts in 1994 and 1995 merely by renaming fonts from the major foundries and the shareware circuit. They forgot to change the PostScript names in the truetype fonts, and so we find that Bandy is really BroadbandICGRegular, Digital Display is DigitalICG, Upbeat is JazzPosterICG, Longwood is WainwrightICG, Father is Zirkle, Bitmap is NewGenevaNine, Phantasy Dingbats is Davys Regular, and so forth. You can still buy their CD here (100 truetype fonts for 6USD). To help with this mess, I made a table of equivalences, as culled from the information in the fonts themselves!
Free fonts at Dafont include Bandy, Ghostly and Pharaoh Glyph (hieroglyphic face).
Page with complete lists of all CorelDraw fonts, compiled by Ulrich Stiehl. For example, it includes a 47-page PDF file that lists all fonts in CorelDraw 12 (1050 PostScript and 1196 truetype fonts). Similar PDF files are available for CorelDraw 5, 9 and 11. More stunningly, Ulrich Stiehl has made PDF files showing all character sets of the Corel collection. Joan Mas discusses the Corel collection here (in Spanish). Adam Twardoch tells this anecdote: When Corel originally created the low-quality digitizations of some popular fonts and included them in Corel Draw versions 1 to 3 (they were replaced by much better fonts licensed from Bitstream and URW in version 4 of the application), a poor rendition of Hobo was included in that set under the ironic name Homeward Bound. [Google] [More] ⦿
An alphabetical list of the 135 typefaces in the Solotype digital collection: Acantha, Alaska, Alfereta, Angel, Arcade, Assay, Athena, Atlantis, Bamberg, Bamboo, Bandstand, Banquet, Baraboo Banner, Barbary Coast, Bareback, Behrens Antiqua, Behrens Schrift, Beijing, Benjamin, Berolina, Bindweed, Blue Point, Bordeaux, Brevet, Brussels, Buddha, Cabaret, Campaign, Cathedral, Cheval, Cigar Label, Circlet, Cleopatra, Cognac, Concave Extended, Coney Island, Contract Banner, Crossroads, Dainty Lady, Dangerfield, Dawson, Diablo, Dime Museum, Disco, Donaldina, Dutch Treat, Eastlake, Eccentric, Egyptian Oldstyle, Emperor, Estienne, Eureka Antique, Europa Text, Excelsis, Extravaganza, Fairmont, Fancy Dan, Fandango, Fantan, Farringdon, Fat Face No. 20, Faust Text, Filmstar, Five Star Final, Fletcher, Flo Barnum, French Ionic, Gashouse Gang, Ghost Show, Gilbey, Gladiate, Goodfellow, Grecian, Gretchen, Hansard, Harlem Text, Harmony, Hattan Antique, Hearst Italic, Hearst Roman, Houdini, Hullabaloo, Huntsman, Huron, Illyrian, Kitcat, Lady Cleo, Lord Mayor, Malibu, Manifesto Bold, Mardi Gras Improved, Margie, Marshall, Master Script, Memorial, Minnesota, Minsky, Monument, Moritz, Moulin Rouge, Mozart, Mural, Nadall, Opera House, Pacifica, Palmetto, Paper Lanterns, Pekin, Penelope, Penny Arcade, Quadrille 2, Rigney, Riviera, Roman Forum, Roundhead, Seminary, Sentry, Sparticus, Spearhead, Stamps, Standing Stones, Tally Text, Telegraph, Tourist, Trapeze, Tuscan Gothic, Unique Wood, Valerie, Valjean, Vanities, Vienna, Webster, Welcome, Westmore, Zorro. [Google] [More] ⦿
Type designer and composer, born in St. Albans, VT, in 1958, who lives in Massachusetts. He was one of the early free/shareware type designers, well-known for creating revivals of 19th century typefaces. He is currently the Walter W. Naumburg Professor of Composition at Brandeis University, and has previously taught at Harvard University, Columbia University, and Stanford University.
List of Rakowski's fonts: 3-DWedgie, Aarcover, AdineKirnberg-Script, Ann-Stone, Beachman, Beffle (1991, after Fry's Ornamented No. 2 from Stephenson Blake), Bizarro, BrailleFont, BunnyEars, ChristensenCaps, Crackling, DaBigKeyCaps, DavysCrappyWriting, DavysDingbats, DavysKeyCaps, DavysNewOther, DavysOtherDingbats, DavysRibbons, DeBalme Initials, DieterCaps, Diner-Fatt, Diner-Obese, Diner-Regular, Diner-Skinny, Dobkin-Script, Dragonwick, Dubiel (1991), Dupuy-Light, DupuyBALloon, Eileen, EileenCaps, EileensMediumZodiac, Elizabeth-Ann, Elzevier, EraserDust, Firecat, Gallaudet, Garton (1993), Gessele-Script, GriffinOne, Harting (an old typewriter font), Headhunter, Holtzschue, Horst, Ian-Bent, Jeff-Nichols, Jumble, Kinigstein, Konanur, KoshgarianLight, Kramer, Lassus (1993), LeeCaps, Lemiesz (a free version of Publicity Gothic, 1916), Lilith-Heavy, Lilith-Initals, Lilith-Light, Lintsec, Logger, LowerEastSide, McGarey-Fractured, Multiform, Nauert, NixonInChina (oriental simulation), ParisMetro, Pixie, Pointage, Polo, Rechtman-Script, ReliefDeco, ReliefInReverse, Reynolds, Rockmaker, Rothman [note: poster by Lauren Buroker], Rounded, Rudelsberg (Munich Jugendstil style font), Salter, Shotling, Showboat, Shrapnel, Starburst, TejaratchiCaps, TenderleafCaps, ToneAndDebs, Tribeca, Uechi, UpperEastSide (1990), UpperWestSide (lettering from the New Yorker magazine), VarahCaps, Wedgie, Wharmby, WhatA-Relief, Will-Harris, Zaleski, and Zallman-Caps.
With Klaus Herrmann, of Intecsas in Düsseldorf, he started updating his fonts from 1992-1999. Those fonts can be bought at Will-Harris.
Here is an interview with David.
And finally, a text file with the names of most of his fonts.
Deneba's Canvas 5 drawing package for the Apple Macintosh and IBM PC Microsoft Windows (95, 98, NT) platforms includes a large number of fonts designed by, and licensed, from URW. The 2000 fonts are listed here. Daniel MacGregor pointed out that only Canvas 8 is there now, and that "the 15 day demo version of Canvas 8 does not include the URW Font Library." [Google] [More] ⦿
Berlintypes published the contents of the 454-page Spécimen Général, Fonderie Turlot (Henri Chaix et cie, Paris, 1914). By chapter:
Font names by vendor
Nelson Beebe (University of Utah) lists over 20,000 fonts from 31 vendors,
A 750-font collection that comes bundled with the 250 US dollar FontAgent Pro Plus software by Insider Software. It has about 250 book and text fonts, mostly by Bitstream. In addition, it carries exactly 500 frivolous fonts by BTN (Breaking The Norm). Catalog (PDF). BTN font list (text file). Bitstream font list in the collection. [Google] [More] ⦿
The names of the fonts in the EuroFont collection by Fonty PL (Grzegorz Klimczewski): EFNAbigail, EFNAbsolut-Bold, EFNAbsolut, EFNAdalbert, EFNAdalbertBold, EFNAdalbertCnt, EFNAdamas, EFNAdamasBold, EFNAgabus-Italic, EFNAgabus, EFNAgabusBlack, EFNAgabusBlackCnd, EFNAgabusBold, EFNAgabusBoldItalic, EFNAgabusEngraved, EFNAgapes, EFNAlegoria, EFNAntyk, EFNArletta, EFNArlettaCzarna, EFNArlettaJasna, EFNArras, EFNArystone, EFNBarka, EFNBass, EFNBeate, EFNBelki, EFNBelkiII, EFNBenita, EFNBinokle, EFNBlackout, EFNBlacky, EFNBookOut, EFNBrawo, EFNBukoff, EFNBulgars, EFNButik, EFNCeline, EFNCeltyk, EFNChapter, EFNChicagoCube, EFNCienki, EFNCyrkiel, EFNCzarnyDiament, EFNDamian, EFNDance, EFNDaniel, EFNDebraCzarna, EFNDebraJasna, EFNDekorator, EFNDelfin, EFNDelfinBold, EFNDeseczki, EFNDetlef, EFNDingsy, EFNDokument, EFNDolores, EFNDustin, EFNDustinBold, EFNDustinBoldItalic, EFNDustinItalic, EFNDziurki, EFNEfekt, EFNElisheva, EFNEliza, EFNEnergia, EFNErazmus, EFNEtiopia, EFNEtiopiaCnt, EFNEukalipte, EFNFarba, EFNFarmer, EFNFelix, EFNFelixOpen, EFNFerrus, EFNFlorian, EFNGaled, EFNGaramo-BoldItalic, EFNGaramo, EFNGaramoBold, EFNGaramoCnd-Bold, EFNGaramoCnd-Italic, EFNGaramoCnd, EFNGaramoCndBoldItalic, EFNGaramoItalic, EFNGaucho, EFNGedeon, EFNGeorgia, EFNGermanik, EFNGilead, EFNGileadBlack, EFNGileadBlackCnd, EFNGileadBold, EFNGileadCnd, EFNGileadCndBold, EFNGileadHvSh, EFNGileadHvy, EFNGileadHvyCnd, EFNGoldenBlack, EFNGoldyOlds-Bold, EFNGoldyOlds-BoldItalic, EFNGoldyOlds-Italic, EFNGoldyOlds, EFNGoldyOpen, EFNGondola, EFNGothic, EFNGradientLogo, EFNGramatyk, EFNGramatykBold, EFNGraphos, EFNGrasses, EFNGrawer, EFNGregorio, EFNGustowny, EFNGutenberg, EFNHandy, EFNHandyBold, EFNHannait, EFNHarfa, EFNHarlem, EFNHasspis, EFNHebanus, EFNHebanusJasny, EFNHebel, EFNHebron, EFNHundred, EFNIberia, EFNImpresja, EFNIndiana, EFNJasmin, EFNJessica, EFNJoannes, EFNJonatan, EFNJonatanII, EFNKameleon, EFNKangoo, EFNKangooShinny, EFNKaret, EFNKarolus, EFNKastlers, EFNKetling, EFNKlasyk, EFNKlasykBold, EFNKlasykItalic, EFNKlawiatura, EFNKoenig, EFNKogelMogel, EFNKokos, EFNKorzenie, EFNKredki, EFNKreska, EFNKropelki, EFNKropleWody, EFNKunszt, EFNKursywa, EFNKuteLiterki, EFNKwiatki, EFNLaciaty, EFNLaten, EFNLatenCShad, EFNLatenCnd, EFNLatenLtSh, EFNLegenda, EFNLemon, EFNLeonis, EFNLiberus, EFNLinneus, EFNLiterki, EFNLiterkiEmi, EFNLitografia, EFNLitografiaBold, EFNLitografiaCnd, EFNLitografiaCndBold, EFNLubellus, EFNMalarz, EFNMalowany, EFNManuel, EFNMaretta, EFNMaszyna, EFNMcGregor, EFNMechanik, EFNMeduse, EFNMeduseWhite, EFNMeksyk, EFNMellotron, EFNMemphisSans, EFNMessage, EFNMetaloweLiterki, EFNMetropolia, EFNMiddayLights, EFNMiddayOutl, EFNMobil, EFNModernista, EFNMokreLiterki, EFNMonitor, EFNMost, EFNMotek, EFNMotyl, EFNNissan, EFNNissanBold, EFNNissanBoldItalic, EFNNissanHeavy, EFNNissanItalic, EFNNocneNiebo, EFNNocny, EFNNoemi, EFNNunete, EFNOdAnonima, EFNOknoFont, EFNOliwier, EFNOliwier3D, EFNOliwka, EFNOrient, EFNPalace, EFNPalaceBold, EFNPalaceBoldItalic, EFNPalaceItalic, EFNPalce, EFNPapirus, EFNPapirusCnd, EFNPastele, EFNPisak, EFNPisakBold, EFNPisakCienki, EFNPodartaKartka, EFNPoster, EFNPosterGradient, EFNPosterShadow, EFNPoszarpaneLiterki, EFNPrague, EFNPragueBold, EFNQuadrus, EFNRachel, EFNReDigit, EFNRebook, EFNRexFont, EFNRexFontKonturowany, EFNRobin, EFNRobinBold, EFNRobinHeavy, EFNRondo, EFNRut, EFNRytm, EFNRytmII, EFNSafari, EFNSalem, EFNSamuels, EFNSecess, EFNSerenade, EFNSerenadeWhite, EFNSerpentine, EFNSerpentineBold, EFNShadows, EFNShanghai, EFNSkrypt, EFNSpokojny, EFNStars, EFNStart, EFNStraightNew, EFNStraightNewBold, EFNStudio, EFNStudioBold, EFNStudioItalic, EFNSymeon, EFNSymeonBold, EFNSymeonCnd, EFNSymeonCndBold, EFNSzafir, EFNSzarfa, EFNSzeroki, EFNSzerokiFun, EFNSzklany, EFNSzkolnyZeszyt, EFNTablica, EFNTamiza, EFNTamizaBold, EFNTapes, EFNTatra, EFNTeheran, EFNTess, EFNTextury, EFNThailand, EFNTower, EFNTriangle, EFNTusz, EFNUncjalis, EFNWaranus, EFNWatch, EFNWatchBold, EFNWeiss, EFNWeissBold, EFNWeissBoldItalic, EFNWeissItalic, EFNWenecja, EFNWenezuel, EFNWerset, EFNWestEast, EFNWidok, EFNZawijany, EFNZecer, EFNZefir-Bold, EFNZefir, EFNZepsutaMaszyna, EFNZnak. [Google] [More] ⦿
German publisher of the Windows XP Profischriften 2003 CD, which since 2004 has been entitled 1.800 Schriften für Windows (20 Euro at Amazon). Ulrich Stiehl studied this company, and offers a list of name analogies with commercial fonts here. This CD contains most fonts of the "Berthold Types" collection and also fonts by Adobe, Monotype, Linotype and other foundries. Stiehl writes that "the Franzis CD includes many fonts not contained in the MegaFont CD" [by Softmaker]. Stiehl's analyis shows that the 1774 font CD contains (i) Classic Fonts (copyright ClassicFontCorporation, USA RWE, typefaces of the former H. Berthold AG), and (ii) Modern Fonts and Display Fonts (copyright Christine Mauerkirchner and Rainer Grunert RWE, typefaces of Adobe, Agfa/Monotype, Linotype, Bitstream, Compugraphic and others). Stiehl says: Franzis Verlag GmbH was formerly a reputable independent technical book publishing house in Munich. It is located today in Poing, and publishes this above fonts CD which has fonts by "PrimaFonts alias ClassicFontCorporation alias Christine Mauerkirchner alias Rainer Grunert". [Google] [More] ⦿
Frederic William Goudy
The list of Google Web Fonts with Apache license as of mid-2013:
List of Goudy's typefaces, with dates, compiled by Paulo W.
Linotype's Helvetica, itself derived from Haas Grotesk, has a large number of clones, some of which I will attempt to list here (see Jacci Howard Bear's list for other fonts as well):
A list of name equivalences as published by Infinitype itself. Abbreviations: [LETR] Letraset (Agfa Monotype), [ITC] International Typeface Corporation (Agfa Monotype), [B] Bitstream, [BERT] Berthold, [MONO] Monotype (Agfa Monotype), [OLIVE] Fonderie Olive, [STEPH] Stephenson Blake, [ATF] American Typefounders, [NEUF] Neufville, [WAGN] Wagner, [URW] URW++, [VGC] VGC Corporation, [NEBIO] Nebiolo, [SIMON] Simoncini, [CHUR] Churchward.
Internet Font Browser
Michael Critz lists the 109 iPad fonts (44 families): Academy Engraved LET, AcademyEngravedLetPlain, AmericanTypewriter, AmericanTypewriter-Bold, AppleGothic, Arial-BoldItalicMT, Arial-ItalicMT, ArialMT, Arial-BoldMT, ArialHebrew, ArialHebrew-Bold, ArialRoundedMTBold, Baskerville, Baskerville-Bold, Baskerville-Italic, Baskerville-BoldItalic, BodoniSvtyTwoITCTT-Bold, BodoniSvtyTwoITCTT-Book, BodoniSvtyTwoITCTT-BookIta, BodoniSvtyTwoOSITCTT-Book, BodoniSvtyTwoOSITCTT-BookIt, BodoniSvtyTwoOSITCTT-Bold, BodoniSvtyTwoSCITCTT-Book, BodoniOrnamentsITCTT, BradleyHandITCTT-Bold, Chalkduster, Cochin-BoldItalic, Cochin-Italic, Cochin-Bold, Cochin, Copperplate-Bold, Copperplate, Courier, Courier-Oblique, Courier-BoldOblique, Courier-Bold, CourierNewPS-BoldMT, CourierNewPS-ItalicMT, CourierNewPS-BoldItalicMT, CourierNewPSMT, DBLCDTempBlack, Didot-Italic, Didot, Didot-Bold, Futura-Medium, Futura-CondensedExtraBold, Futura-MediumItalic, GeezaPro-Bold, GeezaPro, Georgia-Bold, Georgia-BoldItalic, Georgia-Italic, Georgia, GillSans-BoldItalic, GillSans-Bold, GillSans, GillSans-Italic, STHeitiJ-Medium, STHeitiJ-Light, STHeitiK-Light, STHeitiK-Medium, STHeitiSC-Light, STHeitiSC-Medium, STHeitiTC-Light, STHeitiTC-Medium, Helvetica-Oblique, Helvetica-BoldOblique, Helvetica, Helvetica-Bold, HelveticaNeue, HelveticaNeue-BoldItalic, HelveticaNeue-Bold, HelveticaNeue-Italic, HiraKakuProN-W6, HiraKakuProN-W3, HiraMinProN-W3, HiraMinProN-W6, HoeflerText-Black, HoeflerText-Italic, HoeflerText-BlackItalic, HoeflerText-Regular, MarkerFelt-Wide, MarkerFelt-Thin, Optima-BoldItalic, Optima-Regular, Optima-Bold, Optima-Italic, Palatino-Italic, Palatino-Bold, Palatino-Roman, Palatino-BoldItalic, Papyrus, PartyLetPlain, SnellRoundhand-Bold, SnellRoundhand, Thonburi-Bold, Thonburi, TimesNewRomanPSMT, TimesNewRomanPS-BoldMT, TimesNewRomanPS-BoldItalicMT, TimesNewRomanPS-ItalicMT, TrebuchetMS-Italic, Trebuchet-BoldItalic, TrebuchetMS, TrebuchetMS-Bold, Verdana-BoldItalic, Verdana, Verdana-Bold, Verdana-Italic, ZapfDingbatsITC, Zapfino. [Google] [More] ⦿
iPhone and iPod Touch fonts
Michael Critz lists the 54 iPad fonts (29 families): AmericanTypewriter, AmericanTypewriter-Bold, AppleGothic, ArialMT, Arial-BoldMT, Arial-BoldItalicMT, Arial-ItalicMT, ArialHebrew, ArialHebrew-Bold, ArialRoundedMTBold, ArialUnicodeMS, Courier, Courier-BoldOblique, Courier-Oblique, Courier-Bold, CourierNewPS-BoldMT, CourierNewPS-ItalicMT, CourierNewPS-BoldItalicMT, CourierNewPSMT, DBLCDTempBlack, GeezaPro-Bold, GeezaPro, Georgia-Bold, Georgia, Georgia-BoldItalic, Georgia-Italic, STHeitiJ-Medium, STHeitiJ-Light, STHeitiK-Medium, STHeitiK-Light, STHeitiSC-Medium, STHeitiSC-Light, STHeitiTC-Light, STHeitiTC-Medium, Helvetica-Oblique, Helvetica-BoldOblique, Helvetica, Helvetica-Bold, HelveticaNeue, HelveticaNeue-Bold, HiraKakuProN-W6, HiraKakuProN-W3, MarkerFelt-Thin, Thonburi-Bold, Thonburi, TimesNewRomanPSMT, TimesNewRomanPS-BoldMT, TimesNewRomanPS-BoldItalicMT, TimesNewRomanPS-ItalicMT, TrebuchetMS-Italic, TrebuchetMS, Trebuchet-BoldItalic, TrebuchetMS-Bold, Verdana-Bold, Verdana-BoldItalic, Verdana, Verdana-Italic, Zapfino. [Google] [More] ⦿
Philadelphia-based foundry, 1888-1917. The history of this short-lived foundry was told by James Eckmann in The Keystone Type Foundry, 1888-1917: a reprint [from] Printing&graphic arts, volume VI, number 1, February 1958 (Lunenburg, Vermont: The Stinehour Press, 1958). Their work appeared in Keystone Type Foundry, 1901 (362 pages), Abridged specimen book, type: nickel-alloy on universal line comprising a price list of types, borders, leads and slugs, brass rule, brass galleys; miscellaneous cuts and general supplies for printers (1906, 636 pages, see also here, here and here), A book of Keystone type typefaces (2nd ed., Philadelphia, ca. 1920), Catalogue and specimen book. Keystone products, consisting of type, material, furniture, complete line of miscellaneous supplies for printers and publishers, machinery and wood goods (Philadelphia, ca. 1910), See also Keystone Products Catalogue and Specimen Book, Consisting of Type, Material, Furniture, Complete Line of Miscellaneous Supplies for Printers and Publishers, Machinery and Wood Goods (1915).
Typefaces: Admiral, Ayer (Mac McGrew: Ayer was introduced by Keystone Type Foundry in 1909, which said it was "named for F. Wayland Ayer, founder of Keystone Type Foundry and the great advertising agency which bears his name." The non-kerning italic was added in 1910.), Ben Franklin, Ben Franklin Condensed, Ben Franklin Open, Bulletin, Caslon Adbold, Caslon Adbold Extended, Caslon Adbold Extra Condensed, Caslon Bold, Caslon Bold Condensed, Caslon Bold Extended, Caslon Bold Italic, Caslon Lightface, Caslon Lightface Condensed, Caslon Lightface Italic, Caslon Title Extended, Charcoal, Charter Oak, Compressed Gothic, Condensed Lining Gothic, Crayonette, Elite Typewriter, Gothic Condensed No. 3, Gothic No. 102, Gothic No. 114, Harris Italic (1910), Harris Roman (1909), Herculean Gothic, Italia Condensed (1906), John Alden Decorative Initials (1906), John Hancock, John Hancock Condensed, John Hancock Extended, John Hancock Outline, Keystone Gothic, Laureate (1906: revived in 2012 by Isabel Urbina), Lining Antique [Keystone], New Model Remington Typewriter, Outline, Outline Condensed, Remington, Remington Typewriter, Round Gothic (1884), Skeleton Lining Gothic, Skeleton Lining Gothic No. 19, Smith Premier, Title Gothic [Title Gothic No. 9, Condensed Title Gothic No. 11], Venezia, Washington Text (1902, blackletter), Washington Text Shaded.
Digital pictures I took from the Specimen Book of Type (1903): Bulletin, Keystone Bikes, Boldface Cellini, Crayonette Open, Keystone Cyclers, Encore, Lining Antique, Lining Gothic, Outing Initials, Remington Typewriter, Remus, Ronde Initials, Salem, Venezia, Victoria Italic, Worcester. Catalog A-C, Catalog C-P, Catalog P-Z.
Commentaries by Mac McGrew:
The fonts in the MacAppware font collection in 2015: 80sBlock, Adolpho-Bold, Adolpho-CondensedBold, Adolpho-CondensedRegular, Adolpho, Akita-CondensedItalic, Akita-CondensedRegular, Akita-ExpandedItalic, Akita-ExpandedRegular, Akita-Italic, Akita, Alberta-CondensedRegular, Alberta-ExpandedRegular, Alberta-SemicondensedRegular, Alberta-SemiexpandedRegular, Alberta, Alpenglow-CondensedRegular, Alpenglow-ExpandedRegular, Alpenglow-SemicondensedRegular, Alpenglow-SemiexpandedRegular, Alpenglow, Alsacia-Bold, Alsacia-Italic, Alsacia-SemicondensedItalic, Alsacia-SemicondensedRegular, Alsacia, Andola-CondensedRegular, Andola-ExpandedRegular, Andola-Light, Andola-SemicondensedRegular, Andola-SemiexpandedRegular, Andola, Anteris-CondensedRegular, Anteris-ExpandedRegular, Anteris-SemicondensedRegular, Anteris-SemiexpandedRegular, Anteris, Astrania, Austrania-CondensedRegular, Austrania-ExpandedRegular, Austrania-SemicondensedRegular, Austrania-SemiexpandedRegular, Austrania, Avillar-CondensedRegular, Avillar-ExpandedRegular, Avillar-SemicondensedRegular, Avillar-SemiexpandedRegular, Avillar, BankHoliday-SemicondensedRegula, BankHoliday-SemiexpandedRegular, BankHoliday, BarKoda1, BarKoda2, Bennet-CondensedRegular, Bennet-ExpandedRegular, Bennet-SemicondensedRegular, Bennet-SemiexpandedRegular, Bennet, Bernice-CondensedRegular, Bernice-ExpandedRegular, Bernice-SemicondensedRegular, Bernice-SemiexpandedRegular, Bernice, Bhiranni-CondensedItalic, Bhiranni-CondensedRegular, Bhiranni-Italic, Bhiranni, BigSky-CondensedRegular, BigSky-ExpandedRegular, BigSky-SemicondensedRegular, BigSky-SemiexpandedRegular, BigSky, Bigtop-CondensedItalic, Bigtop-CondensedRegular, Bigtop-Italic, Bigtop-SemiexpandedItalic, Bigtop-SemiexpandedRegular, Bigtop, Bistro77-ExpandedRegular, Bistro77-SemiexpandedRegular, Bistro77, BlockArt, BlockType-ExpandedItalic, BlockType-ExpandedRegular, BlockType-Italic, BlockType-SemiexpandedItalic, BlockType-SemiexpandedRegular, BlockType, 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CenturyCity, ChelseaCourt-CondensedRegular, ChelseaCourt-ExpandedRegular, ChelseaCourt-SemicondensedRegul, ChelseaCourt-SemiexpandedRegula, ChelseaCourt, CityCollege-Bold, CityCollege-BoldItalic, CityCollege-Italic, CityCollege-SemicondensedBold, CityCollege-SemicondensedBoldIt, CityCollege-SemicondensedItalic, CityCollege-SemicondensedRegula, CityCollege, Clannabar-CondensedRegular, Clannabar-ExpandedRegular, Clannabar, ComicPage-CondensedRegular, ComicPage-SemicondensedLight, ComicPage-SemicondensedRegular, ComicPage-SemiexpandedRegular, ComicPage, CopperPress-CondensedRegular, CopperPress-SemicondensedRegula, CopperPress, Corranado-Bold, Corranado-ExpandedBold, Corranado-ExpandedRegular, Corranado-SemiexpandedBold, Corranado-SemiexpandedRegular, Corranado, CoverAlbum-CondensedItalic, CoverAlbum-CondensedRegular, CoverAlbum-ExpandedItalic, CoverAlbum-ExpandedRegular, CoverAlbum-Italic, CoverAlbum-SemicondensedItalic, CoverAlbum-SemicondensedRegular, CoverAlbum-SemiexpandedItalic, 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EveningDress-Italic, EveningDress-SemicondensedBold, EveningDress-SemicondensedBoldI, EveningDress-SemicondensedItali, EveningDress-SemicondensedRegul, EveningDress, Evoluria-Bold, Evoluria-CondensedRegular, Evoluria-ExpandedRegular, Evoluria-SemicondensedRegular, Evoluria-SemiexpandedRegular, Evoluria, EyeDoctor-CondensedRegular, EyeDoctor-ExpandedRegular, EyeDoctor-SemicondensedRegular, EyeDoctor-SemiexpandedRegular, EyeDoctor, Eyetype1, Eyetype2, Eyetype3, Farfalle-CondensedRegular, Farfalle-ExpandedRegular, Farfalle-SemicondensedRegular, Farfalle-SemiexpandedRegular, Farfalle, FaroRoman-CondensedRegular, FaroRoman-ExpandedRegular, FaroRoman-SemicondensedRegular, FaroRoman-SemiexpandedRegular, FaroRoman, FatDaddy-CondensedItalic, FatDaddy-ExpandedItalic, FatDaddy-ExpandedRegular, FatDaddy-Italic, FatDaddy, FinalTestament-Bold, FinalTestament-BoldItalic, FinalTestament-Italic, FinalTestament, Fingerpaint-CondensedRegular, Fingerpaint, FiniScript, Firepit-CondensedRegular, 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Ironclad-ExpandedRegular, Ironclad-SemiexpandedRegular, Ironclad, Jekoto-CondensedItalic, Jekoto-CondensedRegular, Jekoto-ExpandedItalic, Jekoto-ExpandedRegular, Jekoto-Italic, Jekoto-SemicondensedItalic, Jekoto-SemicondensedRegular, Jekoto-SemiexpandedItalic, Jekoto-SemiexpandedRegular, Jekoto, Joonio-CondensedRegular, Joonio-ExpandedRegular, Joonio, Karaboo-CondensedRegular, Karaboo-SemicondensedRegular, Karaboo, KarrotTop-ExpandedRegular, KarrotTop, Kellida-CondensedItalic, Kellida-CondensedRegular, Kellida-Italic, Kellida, Keyboard66, KingMidas-CondensedRegular, KingMidas-ExpandedRegular, KingMidas-SemicondensedRegular, KingMidas-SemiexpandedRegular, KingMidas, Kobble-ExpandedRegular, Kobble-SemicondensedRegular, Kobble-SemiexpandedRegular, Kobble, Krenshaw-Italic, Krenshaw-SemiexpandedItalic, Krenshaw-SemiexpandedRegular, Krenshaw, Kristova-Light, Kristova, Landri-CondensedItalic, Landri-CondensedRegular, Landri-ExpandedItalic, Landri-ExpandedRegular, Landri-Italic, 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MusicNotes, MyniaScript, Nataki-CondensedItalic, Nataki-CondensedRegular, Nataki-Italic, Nataki-SemicondensedItalic, Nataki-SemicondensedRegular, Nataki-SemiexpandedItalic, Nataki-SemiexpandedRegular, Nataki, NeonDiner-Italic, NeonDiner, NeonShow-SemicondensedRegular, NeonShow, Neptonian-Bold, Neptonian-Heavy, Neptonian, Neverlonie-CondensedItalic, Neverlonie-CondensedRegular, Neverlonie-Italic, Neverlonie-SemicondensedItalic, Neverlonie-SemicondensedRegular, Neverlonie, NewBrittania-CondensedRegular, NewBrittania-ExpandedRegular, NewBrittania-SemicondensedRegul, NewBrittania-SemiexpandedRegula, NewBrittania, NewCentral-CondensedRegular, NewCentral-ExpandedRegular, NewCentral-SemicondensedRegular, NewCentral-SemiexpandedRegular, NewCentral, NewJackTimes-CondensedRegular, NewJackTimes-ExpandedRegular, NewJackTimes-SemicondensedRegul, NewJackTimes-SemiexpandedRegula, NewJackTimes, Newchester-CondensedRegular, Newchester-SemicondensedRegular, Newchester-SemiexpandedRegular, Newchester, NewsChronicle-CondensedRegular, NewsChronicle-ExpandedItalic, NewsChronicle-ExpandedRegular, NewsChronicle-Italic, NewsChronicle-SemicondensedRegu, NewsChronicle-SemiexpandedItali, NewsChronicle-SemiexpandedRegul, NewsChronicle, NewsChronicleOutline, Newsflash-CondensedRegular, Newsflash-ExpandedRegular, Newsflash-SemicondensedRegular, Newsflash-SemiexpandedRegular, Newsflash, NorseGod-CondensedLight, NorseGod-CondensedRegular, NorseGod-ExpandedLight, NorseGod-ExpandedRegular, NorseGod-Light, NorseGod-SemiexpandedRegular, NorseGod, OldKeyboard, OldeGermanica, OldeLilliput-CondensedItalic, OldeLilliput-CondensedRegular, OldeLilliput-Italic, OldeLilliput, Oleandra-CondensedRegular, Oleandra-ExpandedRegular, Oleandra-SemicondensedRegular, Oleandra-SemiexpandedRegular, Oleandra, OleandraFancy, OliveTree-CondensedRegular, OliveTree-ExpandedRegular, OliveTree-SemicondensedRegular, OliveTree-SemiexpandedRegular, OliveTree, OpeningNight-CondensedRegular, OpeningNight-ExpandedRegular, 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Resurrectory-SemiexpandedRegula, Resurrectory, RetroMetro-Bold, RetroMetro-SemicondensedRegular, RetroMetro, Retropop-CondensedRegular, Retropop, RocketDiner-CondensedRegular, RocketDiner, RodeoDrive-Italic, RodeoDrive-SemicondensedItalic, RodeoDrive-SemicondensedRegular, RodeoDrive-SemiexpandedItalic, RodeoDrive-SemiexpandedRegular, RodeoDrive, RomaNova-CondensedRegular, RomaNova-ExpandedRegular, RomaNova-SemicondensedRegular, RomaNova-SemiexpandedRegular, RomaNova, Rundero-Bold, Rundero-BoldItalic, Rundero-CondensedBold, Rundero-CondensedBoldItalic, Rundero-CondensedItalic, Rundero-CondensedRegular, Rundero-ExpandedBold, Rundero-ExpandedBoldItalic, Rundero-ExpandedItalic, Rundero-ExpandedRegular, Rundero-Italic, Rundero-SemicondensedBold, Rundero-SemicondensedBoldItalic, Rundero-SemicondensedItalic, Rundero-SemicondensedRegular, Rundero-SemiexpandedBold, Rundero-SemiexpandedBoldItalic, Rundero-SemiexpandedItalic, Rundero-SemiexpandedRegular, Rundero, RussianCzar-Bold, RussianCzar, SaintGawain-CondensedRegular, SaintGawain-ExpandedRegular, SaintGawain-SemicondensedRegula, SaintGawain-SemiexpandedRegular, SaintGawain, SandyCove, Sanguina-CondensedRegular, Sanguina-ExpandedRegular, Sanguina-SemicondensedRegular, Sanguina-SemiexpandedRegular, Sanguina, Schmidtt-SemicondensedRegular, Schmidtt-SemiexpandedRegular, Schmidtt, SchoolWeek-ExpandedItalic, SchoolWeek-ExpandedRegular, SchoolWeek-Italic, SchoolWeek-SemiexpandedItalic, SchoolWeek-SemiexpandedRegular, SchoolWeek, SecretaryHand-Bold, SecretaryHand-BoldItalic, SecretaryHand-Italic, SecretaryHand, SerentinaScript, Shadowcast-Italic, Shadowcast, Slenderella-Bold, Slenderella-BoldItalic, Slenderella-CondensedBold, Slenderella-CondensedBoldItalic, Slenderella-CondensedItalic, Slenderella-CondensedRegular, Slenderella-Italic, Slenderella-SemicondensedBold, Slenderella, Solloqui-CondensedItalic, Solloqui-CondensedRegular, Solloqui-Italic, Solloqui, Stassi-Italic, Stassi, Sturgeon-SemicondensedRegular, 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Torinthia-SemiexpandedRegular, Torinthia, Tottingham-CondensedRegular, Tottingham-ExpandedRegular, Tottingham-SemicondensedRegular, Tottingham-SemiexpandedRegular, Tottingham, TrellyScript, Trendsetter-Bold, Trendsetter-BoldItalic, Trendsetter-ExpandedRegular, Trendsetter-Italic, Trendsetter, Veracruz-CondensedItalic, Veracruz-CondensedRegular, Veracruz-Italic, Veracruz, VikingShip-SemicondensedRegular, VikingShip-SemiexpandedRegular, VikingShip, Wagamu-CondensedRegular, Wagamu-ExpandedItalic, Wagamu-ExpandedRegular, Wagamu-Italic, Wagamu-SemicondensedItalic, Wagamu-SemicondensedRegular, Wagamu-SemiexpandedItalic, Wagamu-SemiexpandedRegular, Wagamu, Werentina, WestBank, WesternHeart, WesternTrip-CondensedRegular, WesternTrip-ExpandedRegular, WesternTrip-SemicondensedRegula, WesternTrip-SemiexpandedRegular, WesternTrip, Westlake-SemicondensedRegular, Westlake-SemiexpandedRegular, Westlake, Willowvane-Bold, Willowvane-BoldItalic, Willowvane-CondensedBold, Willowvane-CondensedBoldItalic, Willowvane-CondensedItalic, Willowvane-CondensedRegular, Willowvane-Italic, Willowvane, Wingdinger, Wireframe-Bold, Wireframe-CondensedRegular, Wireframe, Wyndmere, Zendor-CondensedRegular, Zendor-ExpandedRegular, Zendor-SemicondensedRegular, Zendor-SemiexpandedRegular, Zendor, Zombied. 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Font set carefully prepared by André Kuzniarek for Wolfram's Mathematica package. Truetype and type 1 fonts:
Mysterious company, possibly linked to SoftKey and/or FontBank (if one examines the details in the fonts), whose fonts show up once in a while in archives. So to help you guys and gals out there, here is a listing of this pathetic collection. [Google] [More] ⦿
A list of equivalent names for Palatino in the font world. And some more discussion on the rip-off of Zapf's font by the major foundries. This page also shows the original Palatino designed in 1948 at Stempel AG, and proves that all later versions, including Linotype's, are very different. [Google] [More] ⦿
The Morisawa Passport collection of commercial Japanese typefaces: A-OTF-A1MinchoStd, A-OTF-AkashiStd, A-OTF-AntiqueStd, A-OTF-BokutohNStd, A-OTF-CapieNStd, A-OTF-FolkPro, A-OTF-FutoGoB101Pr5, A-OTF-FutoGoB101Pr6, A-OTF-FutoGoB101Pr6N, A-OTF-FutoGoB101Pro, A-OTF-FutoMinA101Pr5, A-OTF-FutoMinA101Pr6, A-OTF-FutoMinA101Pr6N, A-OTF-FutoMinA101Pro, A-OTF-GothicBBBPr5, A-OTF-GothicBBBPr6, A-OTF-GothicBBBPr6N, A-OTF-GothicBBBPro, A-OTF-GothicMB101Pr5, A-OTF-GothicMB101Pr6, A-OTF-GothicMB101Pr6N, A-OTF-GothicMB101Pro, A-OTF-HappyNStd, A-OTF-HarucraftStd, A-OTF-HaruGakuStd, A-OTF-HaseToppoStd, A-OTF-JominStd, A-OTF-Jun34Pro, A-OTF-Jun101Pro, A-OTF-Jun201Pro, A-OTF-Jun501Pro, A-OTF-KaishoMCBK1Pro, A-OTF-KakuminPro, A-OTF-KanteiryuStd, A-OTF-KochoStd, A-OTF-KumoyaStd, A-OTF-KyokaICAPro, A-OTF-LikureiStd, A-OTF-MaruFoPro, A-OTF-MidashiGoPr5, A-OTF-MidashiGoPr6, A-OTF-MidashiGoPr6N, A-OTF-MidashiGoPro, A-OTF-MidashiMinPr5, A-OTF-MidashiMinPr6, A-OTF-MidashiMinPr6N, A-OTF-MidashiMinPro, A-OTF-MNewsGPro, A-OTF-MNewsMPro, A-OTF-MusashiStd, A-OTF-MusaSoStd, A-OTF-NachinStd, A-OTF-NtodayStd, A-OTF-OutaiKaiStd, A-OTF-PreMomoStd, A-OTF-Reisho101Std, A-OTF-RyuminPr5, A-OTF-RyuminPr6, A-OTF-RyuminPr6N, A-OTF-RyuminPro, A-OTF-RyuminStd, A-OTF-SeiKaiCB1Std, A-OTF-ShinGoMin, A-OTF-ShinGoPr5, A-OTF-ShinGoPr6, A-OTF-ShinGoPr6N, A-OTF-ShinGoPro, A-OTF-ShinMGoPr6, A-OTF-ShinMGoPr6N, A-OTF-ShinMGoPro, A-OTF-ShinseiKaiPro, A-OTF-ShueiMinPr5, A-OTF-ShueiMinPro, A-OTF-ShueiShogoMStd, A-OTF-Shuuei3Std, A-OTF-Shuuei5Std, A-OTF-TakaHandStd, A-OTF-TypelaboNStd, A-OTF-UDReiminPro, A-OTF-UDShinGoNTPro, A-OTF-UDShinGoPro, A-OTF-UDShinMGoPro, A-OTF-WanpakuGNStd, A-OTF-ZenGoNStd, G-OTF-GFutoGoB101Pro, G-OTF-GGothicBBBPro, G-OTF-GHitu2jyoStdN, G-OTF-GHitujyoStdN, G-OTF-GHitujyun2Std, G-OTF-GHitujyunStd, G-OTF-GJun34Pro, G-OTF-GJun501Pro, G-OTF-GKyokaICAPro, G-OTF-GRyuminPro, G-OTF-GShinGoPro, G-OTF-GShinMGoPro, G-OTF-KAntiqueStd, G-OTF-KKyokaICAStd, G-OTF-KShinGoStd, G-OTF-KShinMGoStd, MOKigou, MOOubun, MOSuuji, U-OTF-FutoGoB101Upr, U-OTF-FutoMinA101Upr, U-OTF-GothicBBBUpr, U-OTF-GothicMB101Upr, U-OTF-MidashiGoUpr, U-OTF-MidashiMinUpr, U-OTF-MNewsGUpr, U-OTF-MNewsMJUpr, U-OTF-MNewsMUpr, U-OTF-RyuminUpr, U-OTF-ShinGoUpr, U-OTF-ShinMGoUpr. [Google] [More] ⦿
A list of phototype equivalences for fonts from these foundries: Alphatype, Apple, AM, ATF, Autologic, Baltimore, Bauer, Berthold, Bitstream, CompuGraphic, Deberny+Peignot, Harris, IBM, Ill, Intertype, Itek, Lanston Monotype, Letraset, Linotype, Ludlow, Monotype, Neufville, Photon, QMS, ScanGraphic, Simoncini, Stephenson Blake, Tegra, Typoart, Weber, Xerox. These were scanned from a book, but I forgot which one. [Google] [More] ⦿
Nike used or uses a number of commissioned fonts. A partial list:
Font seller and typographical services in Detroit. This page lists all PostScript fonts available at this bureau. They coincide roughly with the Adobe list. Beebe's list of their 2065 fonts. [Google] [More] ⦿
In 2012, Philippedada created an agglomerate list of font name equivalences in the Optifont / Castcraft font collection. Other URLs: i, ii. List of equivalences of Castcraft names. List of Castcraft typefaces as of July 2014. [Google] [More] ⦿
Peter Bain Design (was: Incipit)
Incipit, or Peter Bain Design, was Peter Bain's type and graphic design studio in Brooklyn, New York. It closed down gradually between 2007 and 2010.
Peter Bain received his M.F.A. in Design: Visual Communications from Virginia Commonwealth University. He was type director at Saatchi&Saatchi Advertising in New York, and taught at Parsons/The New School for Design and Pratt Institute in New York. After Saatchi, and before Incipit, he was freelancing. After Incipit, he relacted briefly to Virginia to attend VCU and then went on to Mississippi, where he was Assistant Professor of Art, Graphic Design at Mississippi State University. He lived then in nearby Starkville, MS. He is currently located in Birmingham, AL.
He is best known for his wonderful book Blackletter: Type and National Identity (1998, with Paul Shaw).
His photocomposition display typefaces were reedited and available in reproduction proofs (for a short time). The photocomposition display typefaces are in two-inch film format, as formerly used on machines such as the Typositor and Filmotype. They are being held in storage, and are no longer listed for that reason. PDF format list. Text format of Bain's file. Bain says he built this from the Typositor type libraries formerly offered by Techni-Process Lettering and Pastore DePamphilis Rampone, which he bought at an auction. Report on his talk in London on blackletter type (2003). MyFonts sells the 4-weight Josef Albers-inspired stencil family Gridiot (2003-2011). His thoughts about the art of Albers: Remember, any idiot can design a typeface on a grid: Gridiot.
Sander de Voogt
Outfit which made many font families in 1990, including these: American-Classic, Artcraft, Auburn, Autopista, Avenue, Belwe, Bengel, Bengi, Bloom, Booty, Branding, Broadway, Brophy, Brush, CG-Bodoni, CG-California, CG-Century, CG-Clearface, CG-Cloister, CG-Frontiera, CG-Mellinza, CG-Nashville, CG-Omega, CG-Palacio, CG-Pontiflex, CG-Poster, CG-Trade, CG-Trade, CG-Triumvirate, CG-Trump, Callistyle, Camelot, Carolina, Carolina, Caslon-540, Ccrige, Charlotte, Circular, Claredon, Commercial, Compressed, Computer, Cooper, Copperplate, Crest, Deco, Dom, Domino, Doron, ETC, Egyptian, English, Estelle, Europa, Expo, Extend, Exway1, Exway2, Fancy, Fancy, Fleer, Forecast, Fortune, France1, France2, France3, Franklin, Frieze, Futura, Garamond, Garth, Gem, Gothic, Goudy, Highway, Hobo, Hotdog, Journal, Klass, Laddy, Lilt, Lubo, March, Microstyle, Mon_1, Mon_2, Mon_3, Mon_4, Mon_5, Mon_6, Mon_7, Mon_Block, Mon_BlockShadow, Mon_Gothic, Moon, Murray, Musketer, News, Nuevo, Old, OldEnglish, Park, Quill, Raphael, Roven, Sabon, Sans, Scene, Scripta, Shady, Shape, Shot, Signature, Stymie, Superior, Tarry, Transport, Tropez, Typewriter, Uncial, Velvet, Wide, Windsor, Yearbook, Zarana. The link has a full list of the font names. Download link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Popular scrapbook font creators, mainly from the United States, with the font prefixes used in their font names:
List of font name equivalences for Softmaker's MegaFont XXL CD (10,000 truetype fonts), compiled by Ulrich Stiehl, accompanied by an inverted file. This is a resource of considerable historical importance (despite faulty kerning and so on) as many fonts appear here for the first time in digital form. Others are just copies of fonts from the major foundries. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
The Solopedia (previously known as the Solotype Catalog spreadsheet) attempts to document the digital versions of typefaces featured in the Solotype Catalog of 4,147 Display Typefaces by Dan X. Solo (Dover Publications, Inc., 1992.) The Solopedia also covers the various alphabet books authored by Dan X. Solo, the digital fonts from the CDs that came with the alphabet books, and commercial fonts digitized by Dan X. Solo from his collection of metal types. Fontana started the Solopedia and posted it in Excel spreadsheet (XLS) format at annexcafe.fonts. Additional entries or matches were suggested by patrons of the newsgroup. Character brought the spreadsheet to alt.binaries.fonts which generated interest among those who frequent the newsgroup. The Solopedia is being updated in both annexcafe.fonts and alt.binaries.fonts. The term Solopedia was first used by La Vie Dansante to refer to the spreadsheet and is now used to refer to the Solotype Catalog spreadsheet. [Google] [More] ⦿
A large catalog of the typefaces shown in Dan X. Solo's books, annotated with remarks about name equivalences and digitizations. The original file was due to Thibaudeau, but typophiles on alt.binaries.fonts have added to it in 2010. PDF version. Excel version. Text version. [Google] [More] ⦿
Swfte started producing thousands of fonts in 1992 by adapting or copying existing fonts. In 1993, they were sued by Adobe, Bitstream, Emigre, FontShop Canada and QED/Fonthaus. From the Seybold report: Adobe, Bitstream, Emigre, FontShop Canada and QED/Fonthaus had asked the court for a preliminary injunction to stop SWFTE from marketing fonts that were alleged to be pirated. The judge denied that request without comment. The five vendors then appealed, hoping that a higher court would grant the injunction. They have now withdrawn the appeal. This action will have no effect on the primary copyright-infringement suit, for which no trial date has been set.
The Seybold Reports states: Expert Software, the supplier of software for composing forms and other applications, has signed an agreement to acquire SWFTE International Ltd., a supplier of fonts. The price was $7 million, plus 320,000 shares of Expert stock. SWFTE, which had revenues of $8.3 million last year, was at the center of a controversy over font piracy two years ago. Five font vendors charged it with illegal use of their fonts. The charges were later dropped after SWFTE changed some of its practices. A bit of digging reveals that Swfte International's cofounder in Hockessin, Germany, was Bill Dettering. At Swfte, he released Glyphix font software, the first ever on-the-fly font generator for DOS based systems, which sold over 50,000 copies, and over 100 scalable fonts.
The fonts on the TigerWorks CD of 1994: AlteSchD, DomCasualD, EnglischeSchT, URWAntiquaT series, URWBaskerT series, URWBodoniT series, URWClarendonT series, URWEgyptienneT series, URWGaramondT series, URWGroteskT series, URWImperialT series, URWLinearT series, URWTypewriterT series. [Google] [More] ⦿
The book Type Navigator Typography The Independent Foundries Handbook by Jan Middendorp (2011) contains a CD with fonts. A list of the contents:
A list of typeface name equivalences for the Serial Type Collection, which is part of TypeShop, Brendel's font collection. TypeShop fonts are now being sold by Elsner&Flake. Their original copyrights are from 1993 and 1998. [Google] [More] ⦿
The fonts on the URW FontForum CD in 2003: ArgonauticaCloD-Reg, ArgonauticaD-Reg, ArgonauticaOutCloD, ArgonauticaOutD, ArgonauticaSerD, ArgonauticaSimD, BardiT-Bol, BardiT-BolIta, BardiT-Reg, BardiT-RegIta, BardiT-UltBol, BardiT-UltBolIta, BavaroirT-Bol, BavaroirT-Reg, BohemianT-Bol, BohemianT-BolIta, BohemianT-Ita, BohemianT-Reg, BohemianT-UltBol, BohemianT-UltBolIta, BommiCarD, BommiOxyD, BreitkopfFraD-Reg, CSCourthandD, CSFuzzyLogD, CSTakahashiD (oriental simulation font), CrayfishBolAD, DeepSpaBigBalD-Reg, DeepSpaD-Bla, DeepSpaD-Lig, DeepSpaMeaBalD-Reg, DeepSpaSmaBalD-Reg, EstroD-Reg, FunnyNatD, HandsOnAlbD-Reg, KeysD, KeysMACDAlt, KeysMACDReg, KeysMACEAltD, KeysMACEReg, KeysMouse, KeysPCDAlt, KeysPCDReg, KeysPCEAlt, KeysPCEReg, LegendeD-Reg, LuedickitalD-Bol, LuedickitalD-Reg, MaximD-Reg, MovingMouD, OrganiconT-Bol, OrganiconT-BolIta, OrganiconT-Reg, OrganiconT-RegIta, ParametraT-Bol, ParametraT-BolIta, ParametraT-Ita, ParametraT-Reg, PhenotypeT-Bol, PhenotypeT-Dem, PhenotypeT-Reg, PoloD-Reg, ReneFonD, ReneLemD, RobertaD-Reg, SepulturaFonD-Bol, SepulturaFonD-Lig, SepulturaFonD-Reg, SepulturaGraINRD-Reg, SepulturaGraRIPD-Reg, TrickyD-Reg, UngerScrD-Reg. [Google] [More] ⦿
List of URW fonts. According to Apostrophe, the URW font prefixes are as follows:
Foundry from the phototypesetting era, located on 138 NE 125th Street in North Miami, FL, with designers such as Ron Arnholm, Arthur Baker, Ray Baker, Stan Biggenden, Stan Davis, Ernst Friz, Louis Minott, John Russell, L. Scolnik, Dave Trooper and Ernst Volker. The company changed its name to VGC Corp. and became a subsidiary of VRG Group N.V.
Inventors of the Photo Typositor.
My own list of typefaces. Typefaces in our list whose creators still need to be identified include Bubble (1982) and Rodin (ca. 1974).
The 450-page book Visual Graphics Alphabet Library (1985) shows all of its typefaces. PDF version of their 1972 catalog.
There are two components to the VGC collection, one is the standard collection of typefaces everyone must have (knockoffs, really), and the other one is the collection of originals. Freddy Nader explains: The reason for the VGC/Typositor catalog showing so many standards is this: in photo type days, every type house had to have a basic set of what was known as the "foundry types". These were your basic Garamonds, Baskervilles, Clarendons, etc. They simply did that in order to compete. Back then, the type house worked closely with the person designing the artwork (who usually worked for the publisher or the ad agency), and they were charging per word for display, and per page for text. So the type houses wanted to maintain a kind of continuity with their clients, and tried their hardest to be the exclusive supplier for a number of agencies. The very first photo type house, Photo-Lettering Inc, survived for the longest time on one client (J. Walter Thompson in NYC). As a side note, book publishers tried their best to stay away from photo type because of its very expensive prices. It was a hell of a lot cheaper to stick to metal type than pay the type house per page of layout. So if you look back at the mass paperback industry, it was still using metal type until late into the 1970s. They only switched to film type when competition between type houses became so fierce that the type prices dropped considerably. But film type was used in book for only a short time, then desktop publishing as we know it made it all obsolete.
This outfit sells fonts after preview. From the looks of things, they are asking money for renamed shareware and freeware fonts, and even some other fonts. Selling so-called EFF fonts as well. When on Nov 27 1998, Mick Robinson wrote to advertise EFF LondonA, Tiro Typeworks' John Hudson blew his top and replied on alt.binaries.fonts: "EFF LondonA my arse! That's Adobe Garamond, complete and unadulterated. Thanks for the tip, I'm sure Adobe UK's lawyers will be contacting you. Don't you people read copyright laws?" List of names of fonts. [Google] [More] ⦿