ARB-187 Moderne Caps AUG-47 CAS Normal Font

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Author's note

Beginning in January, 1932, Alf R. Becker of St. Louis Missouri, at the request of then-editor E. Thomas Kelly, supplied SIGNS of the Times magazines new Art and Design section with an alphabet a month, a project initially predicted to last only two years. Misjudging the popularity of the series, it instead ran for 27 years, ending finally two months before Beckers death in 1959, for a grand total of 320 alphabets, a nearly perfect, uninterrupted run. In late 1941, just ten years after the first alphabet was published, 100 of those alphabets were compiled and published in book form under the title, 100 Alphabets, by Alf R. Becker.

And so, as published in August, 1937, The Fontry presents a limited version of Becker's 187th alphabet, Moderne Caps.
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Copyright (c) 2009 by The Fontry. All rights reserved.
Font family
ARB-187 Moderne Caps AUG-47 CAS
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Full font name
ARB-187 Moderne Caps AUG-47 CAS Normal
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Trademark notice
ARB-187 Moderne Caps AUG-47 CAS Normal is a trademark of The Fontry.
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The Fontry
Copyright (c) 2009 by The Fontry. All rights reserved.

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Platforms supported

MicrosoftUnicode BMP only
UnicodeUnicode 2.0 and onwards semantics, Unicode BMP only.

Font details

Glyph count97
Units per Em1000
Embedding rightsEmbedding for preview & printing allowed
Family classNo classification
WidthMedium (normal)
Mac styleBold
DirectionOnly strongly left to right glyphs + contains neutrals
Pattern natureRegular
PitchNot monospaced