ARB 85 Poster Script JAN-39 Normal Font

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Author's note

ARB 85 Modern Poster JAN-39 by Michael G Adkins

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

As published in January, 1939, this is the description that accompanied Becker's 85th alphabet, Modern Poster Script:

This is MODERN POSTER SCRIPT--Alphabet No. 85, an attractive style with swing and highly suitable for modern poster and card work. It is heavy and bold, yet graceful, and it can be made with good speed.

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ARB 85 Poster Script JAN-39 Font

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Copyright (c) 2007 by The Fontry. All rights reserved.
Font family
ARB 85 Poster Script JAN-39
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Full font name
ARB 85 Poster Script JAN-39 Normal
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Trademark notice
ARB 85 Poster Script JAN-39 Normal is a trademark of The Fontry.
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The Fontry
Copyright (c) 1999, 2007, 2011 by The Fontry. All rights reserved.

Extended font information

Platforms supported

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

Font details

Glyph count217
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 natureItalic
PitchNot monospaced