Creative Sessions

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Posted by Sarah Sessions on 18/10/2007

The Bell

The original Bell, a English neoclassical typeface, was cut in London in 1788 by Richard Austin for a publisher named Bell. Widely used in the USA as an alternative to Baskerville in the begining of the 19th century. Monotype cut a facsimile in 1931.
The Bell is more vertical in axis than Baskerville and its serifs are very sharp
birth –1788
Nationality –British
Parent –Richard Austin for John Bell
Description –Neoclassical typeface


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