Copyright (c) Lanston Type Co.- P22 type foundry, 2005. All rights reserved.
This mono-weight script face evokes advertising of the 1930s & 40s. LTC Swing Bold, was based on Kaufmann Bold, which was released by ATF (American Type Founders) in 1936. Kaufmann proved extremely popular in its day. For that reason ATF was not willing to license the font to Lanston. Lanston slightly modified the face by having their punch cutting department head, Sol Hess, redraw the face. Had American Type Founders continued to provide types we would not wish to sell this face. However we feel we are the "second" most entitled to this type face design, first in the use of the trademark. ATF sold it with the Kaufmann trademark. In any case, the face has been offered constantly by the Lanston Type Library for many decades.
Lanston Swing Bold has never been out of style since it was designed. It finds its place on menus, clothing advertisements, and even car magazine ads.
Updates & Special Characters
Updates from previous digital Lanston version include:
-Addition of Euro symbol
-Addition of Scandinavian characters
-zero spacing on apostrophe for linking continuity in possessive words.
(if additional space is required, the right single quote character can be
-slight overlap added to prevent slight gaps in words (often seen in the
metal version of this font as well as digital versions)
-Numerals made true monospace along with currency symbols.
-several characters redrawn to harmonize with main font
-ligatures removed since linking characters make the ligatures redundant.
"lead in" stroke to start lower case words - backslash position
"end" cap to soften end of lower case word. - mu Op-m (mac) Alt+0181 (PC)