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2019 Font News & Updates

The MLC has just completed a version of the ScotchKut Modified Roman Heavy Bar, which has been shortened simply to “Heavy Bar” in its filename. Often confused with the ScotchKut Raised Modified Roman (also recently released by the MLC) due to their similarity in color, the Heavy Bar letters are only slightly bolder than the regular […]

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Christmas Deals and Coupons!

Take advantage of extra savings this Christmas! • Save over $1200 (55% off) on all MLC fonts when purchasing the entire collection until Jan. 1st: All MLC Fonts • Any 1 font for only $39. 12 days of Christmas coupon code–any one font for only $39 through Dec. 25! The code will work for only […]

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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. Born in 1891 in Mulgrave, Nova Scotia, Canada; by 1892 Timothy’s family moved to Massachusetts in the United States. After high school he attended an art school in Boston, and […]

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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. & ‘Holes and 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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