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Charles Herman Becker

ATF matrix and pattern maker. Born in Germany, he died in 1948. He was involved in the design of Cloister Cursive Handtooled (Cloister Handtooled Italic, 1923), Goudy Handtooled (1923; see Goudy Handtooled BT) and Novel Gothic (1928-1929, a heavy art deco face), all in cooperation with Morris Fuller Benton. He created Quick-Set Roman&Italic in 1918, also at ATF.

Stephen Coles writes: Novel Gothic was frequently used for record covers in the 1960s-1970s particularly John Berg's designs at Columbia Records, such as Miles Davis: Bitches Brew. There are many digital typefaces in this 1920s showcard style (such as Kobalt), and many poor digitizations of Novel Gothic, but no faithful revival currently exists. Telenovela NF is a digital interpretation with an additional highlight effect, while Napoli and Naked Power are attempts to tame Novel Gothic's comical personality into large, straightforward sans families.

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file name: Charles H Becker Morris Fuller Benton Cloister Handtooled Italic 1923


file name: Charles H Becker Morris Fuller Benton Goudy Handtooled 1923


file name: Charles H Becker Morris Fuller Benton Novel Gothic 1929b


file name: Charles H Becker Morris Fuller Benton Novel Gothic 1929







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