Filmotype Font Library Digitized

If you’ve been in the design field a really long time, the name Filmotype might ring a bell or two. This typesetting machine had the capability to set type in over 500 alphabets and was popular in its many iterations until the Mac appeared in 1984.

Luckily for all the world’s typophiles, the entire Filmotype library was bought by Stuart Sandler of Font Diner and the job of digitizing the library has begun. Sandler and his team have released the first 13 fonts, ranging from the elegant Jessy and Zanzibar to the casual Modern and Brooklyn. The newly-released fonts are currently available at