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Timothy Jellow

1891 – 1932 Timothy Jellow was a memorial draftsman, lettering specialist, inventor, and a founding partner of the Spacerite Company with Antonio “George” Di Bona. He was born in 1891 in Mulgrave, Nova Scotia, Canada; but by 1892 his family moved to Massachusetts in the United States. After high school he attended an art school […]

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Major update and new fonts.

All MLC font users should log into their account and download the new versions of the fonts they have purchased licenses for.   The update includes a fix for a Windows font hinting issue, and some small kerning updates, especially on some European language glyphs. The Windows operating system contains a bug which caused display […]

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Lettering in Marble Booklet

After searching for some time, The Monument Lettering Center recently acquired an original copy of the 1923 Vermont Marble Company booklet for the memorial industry titled Lettering in Marble. The publication is a small 32 page treatise on the subject of lettering in stone, and was one of the first books printed solely on the […]

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Known Floyd A. Holes Fonts Completed

The Monument Lettering Center has completed digitizing a Lombardic font based on the final of 3 known alphabets created by the Floyd A. Holes Co./Holes and McClellan partnership. The alphabets were manufactured during the 1930s and 40s as copper lettering plates. The alphabets are some of the most beautiful ever designed for the monument industry, […]

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5 Days Left Before the 2018 Price Increase

Dec. 27, 2017 – There are only 5 more days to make font purchases at the current 2017 prices. All fonts will be receiving a small price increase beginning on January 1, 2018. This increase will also be reflected on the price of the All MLC Fonts package, raising the price of the package by […]

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Major Font Update

Oct. 29, 2017 –  As of October 2017 all MLC fonts have received a major update. The update includes some kerning updates and even a few new OpenType alternates in some fonts – but the main update includes a second set of fonts (TTF and OTF) using memorial “physical” sizing. It is recommended that all […]

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Headstone Inscription Matching Service

Sept. 27, 2017 –  The Monument Lettering Center launched an inscription matching service this Summer as an aid to the industry, helping match hard to find fonts, hand-drawn lettering, and calligraphy found on headstones and monuments where a second inscription or final date is needed on an existing memorial. Those who attempt cemetery lettering know […]

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Floyd A. Holes Co. and ‘Holes & McClellan’

Founded in 1901, the Floyd A. Holes Co. was composed of a partnership between Floyd A. Holes and Muriel P. Holes. The company manufactured a wide variety of products, including plastic and aluminum foil bags In the 1930s, and began producing a rust/waterproof textile wrapping under the name ’Hi-Binder’, for which they received a trademark […]

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New Fonts!

Mar. 8, 2017 –  The MLC has been busy creating more historic headstone fonts. Over the past 4 months the MLC has added 2 Government fonts for VA headstones, ScotchKut Modified Roman with 2 size variations, a condensed version of Spacerite’s Special Roman 2 alphabet (an MLC original), and a deco font based on the memorial […]

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MLC Newsletter

Sept. 2, 2016 –  Receive the latest news, historical articles, and exclusive offers and coupon codes right to your email! The Monument Lettering Center is pleased to announce that the bi-monthly newsletter is up and running. Sign up for the mailing list here.  

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