Morris Fuller Benton

Morris F Benton

He trained with his father as a mechanic and engineer. He later joined the American Type Founders (ATF), where he became a famous type designer and the in house designer. His father invented the panotgraphic engraving machine, which was not only capable of scaling a single font to a variety of sizes, but it could also condense, extend, and slant the design, with his father, he was able to refine the process to amazing precision.

He was an amazing typographer and very influential, even today. Look up your favorite font and I bet Benton either created it or inspired it.


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