ITC Century Handtooled®

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What is the ITC Century Handtooled® font?

The Century typeface family has a long history beginning in 1894 when Theodore Low DeVinne, publisher of Century Magazine, commissioned Linn Boyd Benton to design a new typeface specifically for the magazine. Since then, the Century family has undergone numerous reincarnations, including the standard Century Schoolbook, which is still used for elementary school books. Century typefaces are renowned for their readability. In 1975, International Typeface Corporation commissioned Tony Stan to redraw and extend the Century family; Stan tightened the letterspacing and increased the x-height. ITC Century Handtooled is a variant, designed by Ed Benguiat, using ITC Century Bold as the base for the design. The resulting display face can complement and enhance a large variety of text faces. ITC Century Handtooled is suitable for headlines in advertising, magazines and books, as well as simple job work.

ITC Century Handtooled® Font families

The ITC Century Handtooled® includes the following font families:

  • Century Std Handtooled Bold
  • Century Std Handtooled Bold Italic

ITC Century Handtooled® Preview

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You're probably thinking - Is ITC Century Handtooled® available to Download for free?

The short answer is no. ITC Century Handtooled® is definitely not available as a free download font. This is a premium font which mean that you will have to pay to download and use it in your project. We showcase fonts on SharedFonts that are almost all premium fonts. Feel free to waste valuable hours of your time searching for a free download of ITC Century Handtooled®, but take it from me, you will not be successful in your quest. Just think how much time and effort you will save if you just pay for ITC Century Handtooled® and be done with it.

It is always best to pay for a premium font rather than trying to find an illegal download. The benefits of paying for ITC Century Handtooled® is that you get the license to use it leagally. If you're using an illegal version of ITC Century Handtooled® and you get caught, you or your client could get into some trouble legally with the publisher of ITC Century Handtooled®. Also it is highly unlikely that you'll be able to find ITC Century Handtooled® for free. Doing various searches on Google such as "Free ITC Century Handtooled® Download" you will see a lot of websites that will say "Free Download" but these are just attempts to get you to click on a link which will either take you to an ad landing page or you risk getting viruses on your computer. In the rare occasion that you do find a free download for ITC Century Handtooled® remember that it's illegal to use a font if you didn't pay for it!

If you really want ITC Century Handtooled® and you want to truly own it the legal and safe way, then click here to visit the download and purchase page on Here you will be able to obtain the proper license. The designer and publisher deserves to be paid for their work, as they have put in the hours and the creativity to produce such an amazing font. Good luck with your purchase and future use of this font. :)