Jans first collection of typefaces was inspired by the latest technology and designed for 2D animation. In 1999, these typefaces were registered in the Linotype Library as Linotype ALPHABAT, Linotype ELEMENT, Linotype STARTEC and Linotype SILVER. Linotype, Linotype logo, Linotype Alphabat, Linotype Element, Linotype Silver and Linotype Startec, are trademarks of Linotype Inc., registered in Germany and other countries. Linotype online store is a service mark of Linotype and Monotype Inc. Find more information on Monotype webpage.
You can purchase this typefaces at the Linotype site.
Linotype Alphabat is part of the TakeType Library, chosen from the entries of the 1999 International Digital Type Design Contest for inclusion on the TakeType 3 CD. The font is the work of the designer Jan Tomás and when you look closely, the figures start to change from letters into flying bats and scary faces. Linotype Alphabat can be used for very short texts however it is particularly effective for headlines in larger point sizes so that its details are emphasized..
LINOTYPE ALPHABAT™ REGULAR is also contained in the GoldEdition 2.0 DVD for Mac OS and Windows Linotype site.