What is the Bell® font?
Monotype’s hot metal Bell series from 1931 was based on original types made by the punchcutter Richard Austin for the foundry of John Bell in the 1780s. The different sizes of Monotype’s series were not all based on the same model. As type historian James Mosley wrote on Typophile, “For 18 point and above (the metal type was cut in sizes up to 36 point) Monotype’s model was a larger type [than the model used for the text sizes], the ‘Great Primer’ cut by Austin. This has greater contrast in the capitals and a flat foot to letter a.” The digital Bell closely follows the design of the hot metal 18pt version, and is therefore somewhat lighter in color than the text sizes of Monotype’s original metal face.
James Mosley’s Typophile article can be found here.
Bell® Font families
The Bell® includes the following font families:
- Bell Pro Regular
- Bell Pro Italic
- Bell Pro Semi Bold
- Bell Pro Semi Bold Italic
- Bell Pro Bold
- Bell Pro Bold Italic
- Bell Std Regular
- Bell Std Italic
- Bell Std Semi Bold
- Bell Std Semi Bold Italic
- Bell Std Bold
- Bell Std Bold Italic
Here is a preview of how Bell® will look. For more previews using your own text as an example, click here.
Most fonts on Jorgensen-Fonts.com are premium, which means that Bell® is not a free font.
You won't be able to find Bell® as a free download, so I suggest that you just go ahead and pay for it and download Bell® HERE. You can find some other great options here on Jorgensen-fonts.com as well that will save you time looking around all over the web.
It is always best to pay for a premium font rather than trying to find an illegal download. The benefits of paying for Bell® are that you get the license, and if you're caught using it illegally there could be some potential legal implications with the publisher of this particular typeface.
Furthermore, when searching "free downloads" on Google, most websites will say they have them but these types of offers usually come at a cost - either something like high-pressure sales tactics or getting tricked into downloading malware onto your computer by malicious third parties who want access to all your personal information!
It's just too risky going about finding free fonts online.
If you really want Bell® and you want to truly own it the legal and safe way, then click here to visit the download and purchase page on MyFonts.com. Here you will be able to obtain the proper license. The designer and publisher deserves to be paid for their work, as they have put in the hours and the creativity to produce such an amazing font. Good luck with your purchase and future use of this font. :)