Bell Gothic

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What is the Bell Gothic font?

Designed specifically for AT&T to set telephone directories by Chauncey Griffith at Mergenthaler in 1938, Bell Gothic was the standard American directory typeface for forty years. Limited in performance by linecaster matrix requirements, Bell Gothic was replaced by Bell Centennial. Furlong is a version of Bell Gothic adapted for the racing form.

Bell Gothic Font families

The Bell Gothic includes the following font families:

  • Bell Gothic Std Roman
  • Bell Gothic Std Bold
  • Bell Gothic Std Black

Bell Gothic Preview

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Is Bell Gothic A free font? Is Bell Gothic Free to Download?

No,Bell Gothic is not free to download. You will need to pay for it I'm afraid. Almost every font that we list on is a paid-for, premium font. We do have a Free Fonts section where we list free fonts that you can download. There is no point trying to find a free download of Bell Gothic so please don't waste your time looking.

It is highly unlikely that you'll be able to find Bell Gothic for free. There's a lot of websites that will say "Free Download" but these are just attempts to get you to click on a link which will either take you to an ad landing page or you risk getting viruses on your computer. In the rare occasion that you do find a free download for Bell Gothic remember that it's illegal to use a font if you didn't pay for it!

If you really want Bell Gothic and you want to truly own it the legal and safe way, then click here to visit the download and purchase page on 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. :)