Linotype Centennial? was designed by Adrian Frutiger and released in 1986 for the celebration of Linotype's 100th anniversary. Frutiger was influenced by Century, a type designed by Linn Boyd Benton and his son Morris F. Benton for the American Type Founders Company at the end of the nineteenth century. Linotype Centennial is quite close in concept to Century, but it also has the characteristic Frutiger enhancements for contemporary elegance and legibility. It has a vertical stress, slightly condensed forms, a tall x-height, and fairly high contrast between thick and thin strokes. Linotype Centennial is available in several weights and includes small caps, Old style Figures, and Central European accents. This sturdy, clean and tasteful font is an excellent choice for books, magazines, and newspapers."