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Linn Boyd Benton’s Self Spacing Type

During the 1880s, the type industry began to face a frustrating design problem. Because type supplies – sizes, widths, base alignment and metal alloy – were uncommon, most printing establishments had no choice but to continue a business relationship with a single type foundry rather than branching out into others. The lack of advanced printing…

Linn Boyd Benton’s Century Typeface

Century is a family of serif typefaces meant for use in body text. Linn Boyd Benton with American Type Founders (ATF) designed this font in 1894, for Theodore Low De Vinne to be used in The Century Magazine. Following his many machine-produced typography inventions, this typeface was the only one created by Benton during his…