L is for Life

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Whether it’s Adobe Life, Bitstream Life, Linotype Life, or any other Life, this typeface was designed in 1964 by Wilhelm Bilz and developed by the Ludwig & Mayer type foundry and Simoncini, the highly regarded manufacturer of linecaster matrices. Life is a transitional typeface designed for use in text settings where printing and production quality tend to be low—such as newsprint—and it’s characters are based on the forms of Times.