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Fonts

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
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birth –1788
Nationality –British
Parent –Richard Austin for John Bell
Description –Neoclassical typeface
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