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What is the Bell® font?

In 1931 Monotype made this facsimile of the typeface cut originally for John Bell by Richard Austin in 1788, using as a basis the matrices in the possession of Stephenson Blake & Co. Used in Bell’s newspaper, “The Oracle,” it was regarded by Stanley Morison as the first English Modern face. Although inspired by French punchcutters of the time, with a vertical stress and fine hairlines, the face is less severe than the French models and is now classified as Transitional. Essentially a text face, Bell can be used for books, magazines, long articles etc.

Bell® Font families

The Bell® includes the following font families:

  • Bell MT Std
  • Bell MT Std Italic
  • Bell MT Std SemiBold
  • Bell MT Std SemiBold Italic
  • Bell MT Std Bold
  • Bell MT Std Bold Italic

Bell® Preview

Here is a preview of how Bell® will look. For more previews using your own text as an example, click here.

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

No,Bell® 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® so please don't waste your time looking.

It is highly unlikely that you'll be able to find Bell® 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® remember that it's illegal to use a font if you didn't pay for it!

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 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. :)