Franklin Gothic font family

Designed in 1904 by Morris Fuller Benton for the American Type Founders company, Franklin Gothic was originally conceived as only one weight. Over the next several years, the ATF family was expanded to include italic, condensed, condensed shaded, extra condensed and wide variants. For some unknown reason no light or intermediate weights were ever created. In 1979, under license from ATF, International Typeface Corporation created four new weights ? Book, Medium, Demi and Heavy ? in roman and italic versions. Designed by Victor Caruso, these new designs matched the pure characteristics of the original Franklin Gothic, adhering closely to the subtle thick and thin pattern of the original ATF typeface while featuring a slightly enlarged lowercase x-height. This increased x-height ? which improved the typeface's appearance and readability ? and the availability of larger family made ITC Franklin Gothic a preferred choice when setting large blocks of sans serif text. Franklin Gothic was named by Morris Fuller Benton in honor of Benjamin Franklin, whom Benton greatly admired for his significant contributions to American history and culture, and to printing in particular.

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Styles & Weights Franklin Gothic Book
Franklin Gothic Book Italic
Franklin Gothic Demi
Franklin Gothic Demi Cond
Franklin Gothic Demi Italic
Franklin Gothic Heavy
Franklin Gothic Heavy Italic
Franklin Gothic Medium
Franklin Gothic Medium Cond
Franklin Gothic Medium Italic
Designers Victor Caruso
Copyright ITC Franklin Gothic is a trademark of The International Typeface Corporation which may be registered in certain jurisdictions. Portions copyright Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Font vendor ITC
Script Tags N/A
Code pages 1252 Latin 1
1250 Latin 2: Eastern Europe
1251 Cyrillic
1253 Greek
1254 Turkish
1257 Windows Baltic
Mac Roman Macintosh Character Set (US Roman)
869 IBM Greek
866 MS-DOS Russian
865 MS-DOS Nordic
863 MS-DOS Canadian French
861 MS-DOS Icelandic
860 MS-DOS Portuguese
857 IBM Turkish
855 IBM Cyrillic; primarily Russian
852 Latin 2
775 MS-DOS Baltic
737 Greek; former 437 G
850 WE/Latin 1
437 US
Fixed pitch False

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Style & Weight Examples:

Franklin Gothic Book

Franklin Gothic Book

Franklin Gothic Book Italic

Franklin Gothic Book Italic

Franklin Gothic Demi

Franklin Gothic Demi

Franklin Gothic Demi Cond

Franklin Gothic Demi Cond

Franklin Gothic Demi Italic

Franklin Gothic Demi Italic

Franklin Gothic Heavy

Franklin Gothic Heavy

Franklin Gothic Heavy Italic

Franklin Gothic Heavy Italic

Franklin Gothic Medium

Franklin Gothic Medium

Franklin Gothic Medium Cond

Franklin Gothic Medium Cond

Franklin Gothic Medium Italic

Franklin Gothic Medium Italic