Bell Centennial

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What is the Bell Centennial font?

Designed specifically for AT&T by Matthew Carter at Mergenthaler to replace Bell Gothic with a typeface that made effective use of digital typesetting technology, Bell Centennial gets several more lines per page than Bell Gothic, reduces calls to information because of its significantly higher legibility under adverse printing conditions, saving AT&T many millions of dollars per year.
Although intended for use at small sizes, Mazda UK used Bell Centennial at huge sizes to striking effect in a mid-1990s ad campaign.

Bell Centennial Font families

The Bell Centennial includes the following font families:

  • Bell Centennial Std Address
  • Bell Centennial Std Sub-Caption
  • Bell Centennial Std Name and Number
  • Bell Centennial Std Bold Listing

Bell Centennial Preview

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Is Bell Centennial Free to Download?

No, i'm afraid not. Every single font that we feature on is a paid-for, premium font. There is no point trying to find a free download of Bell Centennial so please don't waste your time looking.

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

If you really want Bell Centennial 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. :)