Originally sold in the 1950s, the Filmotype introduced by its founders Allan and Beatrice Friedman was a simple manually operated photo typesetting machine (the iMac of the 1950s) and it used 2-inch filmstrips with over 500 amazing display alphabets so the user could set headlines on photo paper or film. Filmotype eventually went on to become Alphatype until the Mac came along in 1984 and POOF! No more photo typesetting!

In 2006, the Font Diner acquired this amazing photo film alphabet collection and continues to digitize and releasing these wonderful gems of 1950s lettering as digital fonts!

To learn more about the history of this amazing company, a companion book was written and released in 2009.


Filmotype Mellow
Filmotype Melody
Filmotype Melon
Filmotype Meredith
Filmotype Miner
Filmotype Modern
Filmotype Nemo
Filmotype Orlando
Filmotype Panama
Filmotype Parade
Filmotype Parade Bold
Filmotype Parade Condensed
Filmotype Parade Condensed Bold
Filmotype Power
Filmotype Prima
Filmotype Quartz
Filmotype Quiet
Filmotype Reef
Filmotype Rose
Filmotype Royal
Filmotype Royal Condensed
Filmotype Royal Expanded
Filmotype Royal Semicondensed
Filmotype Royal Semiexpanded
Filmotype Vanity
Filmotype Wand
Filmotype Western
Filmotype Yale
Filmotype York
Filmotype Yukon
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