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ARB 44 Chicago Modern Font

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ARB 44 Chicago ModernDesigners: Alf Becker, Michael Adkins
Publisher: The Fontry
ARB 44 Chicago Modern was designed by Alf Becker, Michael Adkins and released by The Fontry. ARB 44 Chicago Modern contains 8 styles and family plan choices. p > Wish to construct sophistication and sophistication into a typeface? First, begin with a narrow stance. That's constantly a strong beginning. Second, want to the past for motivation. However what if you mix in tips of deco and gently sweeping curves and arches and greatly contrasting thicks and thins? Well, that implies it's August, 1935, all over again, and INDICATIONS of the Times publication by ST Publications has just launched its 44th alphabet by master sign painter, Alf R. Becker.

Beginning in January, 1932, Alf R. Becker of St. Louis, Missouri, at the request of then-editor E. Thomas Kelly, provided SIGNS of the Times publication's brand-new Art and Style area with an alphabet a month, a task at first anticipated to last just two years. Misjudging the appeal of the series, it rather ran for 27 years, ending lastly two months prior to Becker's death in 1959, for a grand total of 320 alphabets, a nearly ideal, continuous run. In late 1941, simply ten years after the very first alphabet was released, 100 of those alphabets were compiled and published in book form under the title, "100 Alphabets," by Alf R. Becker.

As published in August, 1935, this is the description that accompanied Becker's 44th alphabet, Chicago Modern Thick and Thin:

This is Chicago Modern Thick-and-Thin, alphabet No. 44 in Alf R. Becker's SIGNS of the Times series. It is one of those designs in which spurs are to be prevented, and in which the letter height must be twice as terrific as the average width.

Many typeface designers have actually dealt with converting Becker's incredible achievement from paper to digital, and lots of claim to treat his deal with care and dignity. However the Fontry's Becker typefaces remain the most traditionally precise and viable treatments readily available, arriving in two industry-satisfying variations: CAS (Computer-Aided Signmaking) and DTP (Desktop Publishing). And just like all Fontry font styles, the kerning is not optional-- it's remarkable!!!

Font Family:
· ARB 44 Chicago Modern AUG-35 DTP Normal
· ARB 44 Chicago Modern AUG-35 DTP Normal Italic
· ARB 44 Chicago Modern AUG-35 DTP Bold
· ARB 44 Chicago Modern AUG-35 DTP Bold Italic
· ARB 44 Chicago Modern AUG-35 CAS Normal
· ARB 44 Chicago Modern AUG-35 CAS Normal Italic
· ARB 44 Chicago Modern AUG-35 CAS Bold
· ARB 44 Chicago Modern AUG-35 CAS Bold Italic

Tags: 1930s, art deco, narrow

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