Designed in two weights (Book and Demibold) by Intertype’s art director Edwin W. Shaar in 1954, specifically for the Fotosetter, a phototype adaptation of the Intertype composing machine. Not created by Paul Renner nor part of Bauer’s Futura family.
The Demibold was revived by Patricia Cutler with art direction by Michael Chave for Face Photosetting in c. 1977, with alternates for ‘Ekrs’. [Modern Publicity 1978] Adopted by Letraset, with (misleading) Bauer credits.
There are digitizations of the Demibold by Linotype, Scangraphic, and Elsner+Flake. In 2020, Juan Villanueva expanded Futura Script to a range of 5 weights as part of Monotype’s Futura Now.