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Gotham Font is a geometric sans-serif typeface family designed by American type designer Tobias Frere-Jones with Jesse Ragan and published in 2000. The Gotham lettering was inspired by examples of architectural signs from the mid-20th century. Gotham has a relatively roomy layout with a reasonably high x-height and wide openings.
 
Since its inception, Gotham has been highly visible due to its appearance in many notable locations. This has included Barack Obama's presidential campaign in 2008, the Michigan State University branding, and the 2016 federal election campaign of the Australian Labor Party. The fountain has also been used in the cornerstone of the One World Trade Center in New York. It is also the font currently used on MPAA title cards for movie trailers in the US.
 
Developed for professional use, Gotham is an extremely large family, with four widths, eight weights, and separate layouts for on-screen display and a rounded version. It is published by Hoefler & Co., the company of former Frere-Jones business partner Jonathan Hoefler. The font is currently used in the Discovery, Inc., Taco Bell, and Golf Galaxy logos.

About Gotham Font

Name Gotham
Style Geometric Sans-Serif
Author Tobias Frere-Jones (2000)
File Format TTF, OTF, HTF
Font Licence Free for personal use
Type Truetype, Opentype, Hypertext Font

Gotham Font Uses

As the font has a large family of 66 styles, it is good for almost every section you need. For the geometric shape, it may not cover art design areas, but it does look like cool designs.
 
For headlines and text, the Gotham font is a great one to use. You can use both of its formats depending on the requirements.
 
The Gotham font has a matching Tables and Graphs view. With the special character and automated functions, the font is practical to use.
 

Creation and style

The Gotham typeface was initially commissioned by GQ magazine, whose editors wanted to show a sans-serif with a "geometric structure" that would look "masculine, new and fresh" for their magazine. GQ agreed that they needed something "that was very cool and very established to have a kind of believable voice," according to Hoefler.
 
Frere-Jones' inspiration for the typeface came from the time he spent walking block by block through Manhattan with a camera to find source material and based the font on the letters seen in older buildings, especially the sign in the facade of Eighth Avenue of the Port Authority Bus Terminal. "I suppose there is a hidden personal agenda in design," Frere-Jones said, "to preserve those old New York pieces that could be erased before being appreciated. Having grown up here, I always liked 'old New York and its letters ".
 
The letters that inspired this typeface originated in the sans-serif style of the 1920s era like Futura, where "type, like architecture, like the organization of society itself, had to be reduced to its elements Naked and efficient essentials, get rid of the undesirable, local or ethnic elements. " This theme was found frequently in the Depression-era type in both North America and Europe, particularly Germany. Frere-Jones characterizes this simplification of type as "not the typeface a type designer would make. It's the typeface an engineer would make. It was born out of type design in some other world and has a very different flavor." after that. "Paul Shaw commented that the letter shapes on which Gotham was based" were geometric but didn't look like Futura. Their widths were more uniform and less classical, the bowls were larger. "
 
Reviews of Gotham focus on its identity as something American and specific to New York City. According to David Dunlap of The New York Times, Gotham "deliberately evokes the nonsensical and nonsensical architectural lettering that dominated [New York's] urban landscape from the 1930s to the 1960s." Newsweek's Andrew Romano agrees. "Unlike other sans serif typefaces, it's not German, it's not French, it's not Swiss," he said. "It's very American.
 
According to Frere-Jones, Gotham would not have happened without the GQ commission. "The humanist and the geometric ... had already been carefully delineated and developed by previous designers. I didn't think anything new could have been found there, but luckily for me (and the client), I was wrong.

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Gotham Font Family

  1. Gotham Thin
  2. Gotham Thin Italic
  3. Gotham Extra Light
  4. Gotham Extra Light Italic
  5. Gotham Light
  6. Gotham Light Italic
  7. Gotham Book
  8. Gotham Book Italic
  9. Gotham Medium
  10. Gotham Medium Italic
  11. Gotham Bold
  12. Gotham Bold Italic
  13. Gotham Black
  14. Gotham Black Italic
  15. Gotham Ultra
  16. Gotham Ultra Italic
  17. Gotham Narrow Thin
  18. Gotham Narrow Thin Italic
  19. Gotham Narrow Extra Light
  20. Gotham Narrow Extra Light Italic
  21. Gotham Narrow Light
  22. Gotham Narrow Light Italic
  23. Gotham Narrow Book
  24. Gotham Narrow Book Italic
  25. Gotham Narrow Medium
  26. Gotham Narrow Medium Italic
  27. Gotham Narrow Bold
  28. Gotham Narrow Bold Italic
  29. Gotham Narrow Black
  30. Gotham Narrow Black Italic
  31. Gotham Narrow Ultra
  32. Gotham Narrow Ultra Italic
  33. Gotham Extra Narrow Thin
  34. Gotham Extra Narrow Thin Italic
  35. Gotham Extra Narrow Extra Light
  36. Gotham Extra Narrow Extra Light Italic
  37. Gotham Extra Narrow Light
  38. Gotham Extra Narrow Light Italic
  39. Gotham Extra Narrow Book
  40. Gotham Extra Narrow Book Italic
  41. Gotham Extra Narrow Medium
  42. Gotham Extra Narrow Medium Italic
  43. Gotham Extra Narrow Bold
  44. Gotham Extra Narrow Bold Italic
  45. Gotham Extra Narrow Black
  46. Gotham Extra Narrow Black Italic
  47. Gotham Extra Narrow Ultra
  48. Gotham Extra Narrow Ultra Italic
  49. Gotham Condensed Thin
  50. Gotham Condensed Thin Italic
  51. Gotham Condensed Extra Light
  52. Gotham Condensed Extra Light Italic
  53. Gotham Condensed Light
  54. Gotham Condensed Light Italic
  55. Gotham Condensed Book
  56. Gotham Condensed Book Italic
  57. Gotham Condensed Medium
  58. Gotham Condensed Medium Italic
  59. Gotham Condensed Bold
  60. Gotham Condensed Bold Italic
  61. Gotham Condensed Black
  62. Gotham Condensed Black Italic
  63. Gotham Condensed Extra Black
  64. Gotham Condensed Extra Black Italic
  65. Gotham Condensed Ultra
  66. Gotham Condensed Ultra Italic

Supported language

Afrikaans, Albanian, Alsatian, Azerbaijani, Basque, Belarusian, Bosnian, Breton, Bulgarian, Catalan, Cebuano, Corsican, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Faroese, Fijian, Filipino, Finnish, French, Frisian, Friulian, Galician, German, Greek, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Kazakh, Kurdish, Kyrgyz, Latvian, Lithuanian, Luxembourgish, Malagasy, Malay, Maltese, Norwegian, Oromo, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Sardinian, Scottish Gaelic, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tagalog, Turkish, Turkmen, Ukrainian, Uzbek, Welsh, and Zulu.

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How install Gotham Font on Windows

  1. Download the font files.
  2. Right-click the font, and click Install.image
  3. Your new fonts will appear in the fonts list in Word.

How install Gotham Font on Mac

After downloading a font, let’s say Freight Sans font. It came in a zip format. Just double click on the file and it will unzip immediately. The fonts basically come with .ttf (TrueType Font) or .OTF (OpenType Font) format.

  1. Click on the font files. It will open like the picture below.image
  2. Click the Install button down on the right corner. It is marked in the picture below.image

Your font is now installed.

How install Gotham Font on Linux?

Copy the font files (.ttf or .otf) to fonts:// in the File manager.
Or: Go into the /home folder, in the menu select View > Show Hidden Files, you will see the hidden folder .fonts (if not, create it) then copy the font files there.
Or: (under some Linux versions - Ubuntu for example) Double-click the font file > "Install font" button in the preview window.