Broadway (typeface)

Broadway is a decorative typeface, perhaps the archetypal Art Deco typeface. The original face was designed by Morris Fuller Benton in 1927 for ATF as a capitals only display face. It had a long initial run of popularity, before being discontinued by ATF in 1954. It was re-discovered in the Cold Type Era and has ever since been used to evoke the feeling of the twenties and thirties. Several variants were made:[1]

Broadway Font.svg
CategorySans Serif
Designer(s)Morris Fuller Benton
Commissioned byAmerican Type Founders
FoundryAmerican Type Founders
Date created1927
Date released1928
Re-issuing foundriesLanston Monotype
Broadway sample text

Digital CopiesEdit

Digital versions are now made by Linotype, Elsner+Flake, Monotype, Bitstream, and URW++. Similar fonts, such as ITC Manhattan and Glitzy are sold by ITC and Ingrimayne Type respectively.


  1. ^ MacGrew, Mac, American Metal Typefaces of the Twentieth Century Oak Knoll Books, New Castle Delaware, 1993, ISBN 0-938768-34-4, pp. 50–51.