Bell Gothic®

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What is the Bell Gothic® font?

C.H. Griffith was commissioned by the American telephone company, Bell, to design a typeface which would be particularly suited to small, compressed sentences and inferior paper quality. The font was intended for use in the company’s telephone books. Griffith had already had experience with the conception of newsprint fonts and was interested in legibility issues. In 1922 Griffith created the Legibility Group, which contained particularly legible fonts predestined for newspapers. Bell Gothic has all the typical characteristics which optimize a font’s legibility.
The modern heir of Bell Gothic is Bell Centennial, designed by Matthew Carter in 1974 in celebration of the Bell Company’s 100th birthday.

Bell Gothic® Font families

The Bell Gothic® includes the following font families:

  • Bell Gothic Light
  • Bell Gothic Bold
  • Bell Gothic Black

Bell Gothic® Preview

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

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Well if you are then you'll be disappointed. Unfortunately Bell Gothic® is not available as a free download font. Nearly all the fonts that we display on is a premium font. This means that you will have to pay to download it and use it for your project. You could waste hours of your time looing around the web to find a free download of Bell Gothic®, or you could just save that time and effort into creating some awesome work with Bell Gothic®.

It is always best to pay for a premium font rather than trying to find an illegal download. The benefits of paying for Bell Gothic® is that you get the license to use it leagally. If you're using an illegal version of Bell Gothic® and you get caught, you or your client could get into some trouble legally with the publisher of Bell Gothic®. Also it is highly unlikely that you'll be able to find Bell Gothic® for free. Doing various searches on Google such as "Free Bell Gothic® Download" you will see 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. :)