Bell MT font family

Overview

The original of this face was made 200 years ago and is thought by some to mark the introduction of the "modern" faces. It was made for Bell's Type Foundry by Richard Austin at about the time that the face we now know as Firmin Didot also appeared. Bell did not have a bold weight at that time. This new TrueType version, made in 1992 by Monotype Typography, tries to emulate the roughness that they imagine characterized typefounding in the 1780s. The metal version was a favorite of many designers who used it to bring some character to the text they were printing.

File name Bell.ttf
Bellb.ttf
Belli.ttf
Styles & Weights Bell MT
Bell MT Bold
Bell MT Italic
Designers Monotype Type Drawing Office
Copyright Typeface © The Monotype Corporation plc. Data © The Monotype Corporation plc, Type Solutions Inc 1990-1992. All rights reserved.
Font vendor Agfa Monotype Corporation
Script Tags N/A
Code pages 1252 Latin 1
Mac Roman Macintosh Character Set (US Roman)
Fixed pitch False

Licensing and redistribution info

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Products that supply this font

This typeface is available within Office applications. For more information visit this page.

Style & weight examples

Bell MT

Bell MT

Bell MT Bold

Bell MT Bold

Bell MT Italic

Bell MT Italic