Balken typeface

Roland Brauchli's picture

I tried to find the typeface berthold balken, but can't find it anywhere. Where can I find it?

Ken Messenger's picture

You'd have to ask Berthold Types, since they get downright testy about anyone messing with their typefaces or font names. I'm guessing it's not been digitized or is no longer available.

Miss Tiffany's picture

Ken, there's a lot of history that I won't go into, but try not to dig up the dirt here. I just hope no one asks for the thread to be deleted now.

Stephen Coles's picture

If I remember correctly, it was once available. Is that the one that looks like a mutant Venus with a very high waist?

Roland Brauchli's picture

yes, stephen that is the one. It is listed in an old linotype library, but not on the berthold site.

Stephen Coles's picture

I know it was once available as a Berthold digital font, because it's in the third edition of FontBook, but I suppose there were some trademark disputes because it's no longer available as far as I can see. I'd write Berthold and ask. Let us know what they have to say!

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