Bell® font family

Designed by Monotype Design Studio in 1931
Richard Austin in 1788
Bell is a facsimile of the typeface cut originally for John Bell by Richard Austin in 1788, using as a basis the matrices in the possession of Stephenson Blake & Co. Used in Bell’s newspaper, The Oracle, it was regarded by Stanley Morison as the first English Modern face. Although inspired by French punchcutters of the time, with a vertical stress and fine hairlines, Bell is less severe than the French models and is now classified as Transitional. Essentially a text face, the Bell font family can be used for books, magazines, long articles, etc.



Technical details
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Technical font names:
File name: blt_____.ttf, bly_____.ttf, blya____.ttf
Windows menu name: Bell MT Expert, Bell MT Alt, Bell MT ExpertAlt
PostScript name: BellMT-RegularExpert, BellMT-Alt, BellMT-AltExpert
PostScript full name: Bell MT Expert Regular, Bell MT Alt, Bell MT ExpertAlt
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US$ 35
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