Century

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Designer(s)
Morris Fuller Benton, Linn Boyd Benton, T. L. De Vinne
Foundry(ies)
American Type Founders
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Classification
Serif, Transitional
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1900s, serif, text, transitional

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Monotype – Century: Another member of the Century family which was based on Century Expanded. Designed to fulfill the need for a solid, legible face for printing schoolbooks. It is wider and heavier than Century Expanded, there is also less contrast between thick and thin strokes. First cut by Monotype in 1934 and based on versions from ATF and Lanston Monotype. The sturdy nature of this typeface, coupled with its inherent legibility, has made it a popular choice for setting books, newspapers and magazines.

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Last edited by Seth Gerard on March 25, 2010, 07:01pm EST

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