Alternate Gothic

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What is the Alternate Gothic font?

Alternate Gothic was designed by Morris Fuller Benton for American Typefounders Company in 1903.
All three weights of Alternate Gothic are bold and narrow. In fact, this face is essentially a condensed version of Benton’s other well-known sans serif types, Franklin Gothic and News Gothic.
In the early twentieth century, the modern concept of type “families” had not yet been formed — and though Benton designed these sans serifs to harmonize with each other, the foundry gave them different names. More…
Robust, dark, and coolly competent, Alternate Gothic is a good choice when strong typographic statements must fit into tight spaces.
As a modern usage, it is currently the font of YouTube’s homepage logo.

Alternate Gothic Font families

The Alternate Gothic includes the following font families:

  • Alternate Gothic No 1
  • Alternate Gothic No 2
  • Alternate Gothic No 3

Alternate Gothic Preview

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You're probably thinking - Is Alternate Gothic available to Download for free?

The short answer is no. Alternate Gothic is definitely not available as a free download font. This is a premium font which mean that you will have to pay to download and use it in your project. We showcase fonts on SharedFonts that are almost all premium fonts. Feel free to waste valuable hours of your time searching for a free download of Alternate Gothic, but take it from me, you will not be successful in your quest. Just think how much time and effort you will save if you just pay for Alternate Gothic and be done with it.

It is always best to pay for a premium font rather than trying to find an illegal download. The benefits of paying for Alternate Gothic is that you get the license to use it leagally. If you're using an illegal version of Alternate Gothic and you get caught, you or your client could get into some trouble legally with the publisher of Alternate Gothic. Also it is highly unlikely that you'll be able to find Alternate Gothic for free. Doing various searches on Google such as "Free Alternate Gothic Download" you will see a lot of websites that will say "Free Download" but these are just attempts to get you to click on a link which will either take you to an ad landing page or you risk getting viruses on your computer. In the rare occasion that you do find a free download for Alternate Gothic remember that it's illegal to use a font if you didn't pay for it!

If you really want Alternate Gothic and you want to truly own it the legal and safe way, then click here to visit the download and purchase page on MyFonts.com. Here you will be able to obtain the proper license. The designer and publisher deserves to be paid for their work, as they have put in the hours and the creativity to produce such an amazing font. Good luck with your purchase and future use of this font. :)