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Table of ATF Gothics (late 1950s) | by Stewf
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Table of ATF Gothics (late 1950s)

“These are fragments from an as-yet-unidentified (to me, at least) ATF catalog. They were distributed by Perfection Type, Inc. of Minneapolis, an authorized ATF type dealer. Thanks are due to Sky Shipley of Skyline Type Foundry for preserving these fragments (as they came to him) and making them available.” — Dr. David M. MacMillan of Circuitous Root


This page [PDF] introduces News Gothic Bold, which was introduced in 1958, so we can assume this table was produced sometime soon after that.


The table is a good reference for the range of ATF gothics — members of extended, dysfunctional “families” that were never realized as large, cohesive typeface families until 40 or so years later with releases like Benton Sans and ITC Franklin.

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Uploaded on January 13, 2014