Linotext® font family

Designed by Morris Fuller Benton in 1901

About Linotext® font family

Linotext font was designed by Morris Fuller Benton in 1901 and first appeared with the name Wedding Text with American Type Founders in Jersey City, where its metal forms were cut by hand. The font was so popular that its forms soon began appearing with other font foundries under different names, Elite Kanzlei with D. Stempel AG, Comtesse with C.F. Rühl, etc. Its ornamental forms are not considered very legible by today's standards and Linotext font should therefore be used for headlines and short texts in point sizes 12 or larger.
More related documents:
Font Designer: Morris Fuller Benton – About the Designer
Font Feature: Old English Fonts


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