Bitstream Foundry

Founded in 1981 by Matthew Carter and Mike Parker among others, the US software and font foundry Bitstream was one of the pioneers of the digital typeface revolution. In the more than 30 years of its existence, several hundred font families have been added to Bitstream’s range. Bitstream was acquired by the Monotype Group in March 2012, and its collection is now available through the Linotype Originals.
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The following is a selection of the typeface highlights.

Amerigo BT
The Amerigo family by Gerard Unger with its unusual conical terminals has been designed to work well at lower resolutions.
Amerigo BT


Antagometrica BT
Maximiliano Giungi’s trendy Antagometrica, with its extensive repertoire, is ideal for setting both texts and headlines.
Antagometrica BT


Arrus BT
The calligraphic influences apparent in Arrus, designed by Richard Lipton, give this font a particularly dynamic appearance.
Arrus BT


Bremen
The uppercase font Bremen by Richard Lipton was inspired by German poster art of the early 20th century.
Bremen


Carmina BT
Thanks to its symmetrical, harmonious graphic effect and wide range of variants, Carmina by Gudrun Zapf-von Hesse can be used in a wide range of applications, from books to signalling systems.
Carmina BT


Charter BT
Matthew Carter designed this font in the mid-1980s for output devices with low resolution. It clear-cut and plain forms make it highly versatile.
Charter BT


Chianti BT
The humanist sans serif Chianti by Dennis Pasternak is readily legible in small point sizes and has a wide range of different weights.
Chianti BT


Covent BT
Rounded terminals and stencil-like breaks in contours are the main characteristics of Jochen HasingerCovent.
Covent BT


De Vinne
De Vinne by Gustav F. Schroeder has the characteristic elegance of the classic antiqua fonts of the 19th century.
De Vinne


Full Moon BT
Full Moon, with its suite of casual comic fonts, is the result of collaboration between Charles Gibbons and Mary Trafton.
Full Moon BT


Impuls
Impuls is a dynamic and richly contrasting brush script designed by Paul Zimmermann.
Impuls


Iowan Old Style BT
John Downer used models such as Jenson™ and Griffo as the inspiration for his Iowan Old Style, but the latter has a larger x-height and tighter letterfit.
Iowan Old Style BT


Liorah BT
Generously proportioned curvilinear letters are the main feature of Holly Goldsmith’s Liorah.
Liorah BT


New Lincoln Gothic BT
Slight variants in weight and delicately moulded ends to terminals bring this elegant sans serif by Thomas Lincoln to life.
New Lincoln Gothic BT


Normande
Normande is readily legible only in larger point sizes but is thus ideal for setting headline text.
Normande


Oranda
Oranda is a highly legible antiqua that was originally designed by Gerard Unger for the printer manufacturer Océ.
Oranda


Prima Serif

Prima Serif

Prima Sans

Prima Sans

Prima Sans Mono

Prima Sans Mono

Prima is a series of three typefaces designed for use with low-resolution screens. The humanist sans serif Prima Sans is partnered by Egyptienne Prima Serif, both designed by Jim Lyles. Sue Zafarana’s Prima Sans Mono looks almost as if it has been produced by a typewriter.


Space
The futuristic small cap font Space has an essentially rectangular basic form.
Space


VeraCruz BT
The highly inventive display font VeraCruz by Ray Cruz offers a generous repertoire of alternative letters.
VeraCruz BT

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Amerigo BT font family (Bitstream)
Antagometrica BT font family (Bitstream)
Arrus BT font family (Bitstream)
Bremen font family (Bitstream)
Carmina® BT font family (Bitstream)
Charter BT font family (Bitstream)
Covent BT font family (Bitstream)
De Vinne font family (Bitstream)
Full Moon BT font family (Bitstream)
Impuls font family (Bitstream)
Iowan Old Style BT font family (Bitstream)
Liorah BT font family (Bitstream)
New Lincoln Gothic BT font family (Bitstream)
Normande font family (Bitstream)
Oranda font family (Bitstream)
Prima Serif font family (Bitstream)
Prima Sans font family (Bitstream)
Prima Sans Mono font family (Bitstream)
Space font family (Bitstream)
VeraCruz BT font family (Bitstream)