ITC American Typewriter

ITC American Typewriter ITC American Typewriter
details about the font
Name ITC American Typewriter [wrong?]
Style Medium [wrong?]
category Serifenbetonte Linear-Antiqua [wrong?]
designer(s) Joel Kaden, Tony Stan, Edward Benguiat [wrong?]
foundry Bitstream, Design owner: ITC (International Typeface Corp.) [wrong?]
date released 1974 [wrong?]
details about the photo
author bumbini
date January 15, 2012 – 07:55
place Vogelpothsweg 25,
44149 Dortmund,

more information about the font

American Typewriter is a style of typeface created in 1974 by Joel Kaden and Tony Stan for International Typeface Corporation based on the form and monospaced feature of the early Sholes's patent of the typewriter. They adapted the friendliness and immediacy of this style into the proportionally spaced font. This face was never made as foundry type, but appeared first as cold type and has subsequently been made into digital type.

This typeface can be used for business correspondence or any other place in which an old-fashioned style is required. The 'A' faces are identical to the regular ones, except for alternate versions of the following characters: &, $, R, e. The typewriter was patented in 1868 by Christopher Latham Sholes, who sold his rights to the Remington Arms Company in 1873. The first typewriters were initially thought to be replacements for printing and so typewriter keybars utilized printing types. Monospaced typefaces, that is, those designed so every letter takes up the same amount of space, were a more practical alternative and soon replaced printing types. This was by no means the first type to immitate type writing. Foundry catalogs of the late nineteenth century were already offering them and press manufacturers even made press size ribbons so that letters looking as if they had been typed could be produced wholsale.


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