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Bell Centennial Font

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Bell CentennialDesigner: Matthew Carter
Publisher: Adobe
Bell Centennial was developed by Matthew Carter and published by Adobe. Bell Centennial consists of 4 designs and household package choices. p > Matthew Carter designed Bell Centennial in 1978 specifically for AT&T Corporation (the name honors their 100th anniversary) to use in telephone directory. Carter established it to have high legibility at small sizes, and for structure on high-speed, cathode-ray-tube composing machines. (Bell Gothic, the typeface initially designed for telephone directory in 1937 and for composition on the hot metal Linotype makers, was no longer usable in the new technology.) Bell Centennial is a tough, condensed sans-serif design that achieves terrific economy of space while being extremely clear.

Bell Centennial can be used for contemporary display purposes and, obviously, for fine print and lists. The Alternate variation of Bell Centennial Bold Listing rests on a standard baseline; the original version sits far listed below the baseline, and can not mix properly with other font styles on the exact same line.

Font Family:
· Bell Centennial Std Address
· Bell Centennial Std Sub Caption
· Bell Centennial Std Name & Number
· Bell Centennial Std Bold Listing Package

Tags: business text, grotesk, ink traps, legible, news text, phonebook, sans-serif, small sizes, specialized

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