What is the Franklin Gothic™ font?
Franklin Gothic was designed by Morris Fuller Benton for the American Type Founders Company in 1903-1912. Early types without serifs were known by the misnomer “gothic” in America (“grotesque” in Britain and “grotesk” in Germany).
There were already many gothics in America in the early 1900s, but Benton was probably influenced by the popular German grotesks: Basic Commercial and Reform from D. Stempel AG. Franklin Gothic may have been named for Benjamin Franklin, though the design has no historical relationship to that famous early American printer and statesman. More…
Benton was a prolific designer, and he designed several other sans serif fonts, including Alternate Gothic, Lightline Gothic and News Gothic.
Recognizable aspects of Franklin Gothic include the two-story a and g, subtle stroke contrast, and the thinning of round strokes as they merge into stems. The type appears dark and monotone overall, giving it a robustly modern look.
Franklin Gothic is still one of the most widely used sans serifs; it’s a suitable choice for newspapers, advertising and posters.
Franklin Gothic™ Font families
The Franklin Gothic™ includes the following font families:
- Franklin Gothic No. 2 Roman
- Franklin Gothic Extra Cond
- Franklin Gothic Condensed
Franklin Gothic™ Preview
Here is a preview of how Franklin Gothic™ will look. For more previews using your own text as an example, click here.
You're probably thinking - Is Franklin Gothic™ available to Download for free?
The short answer is no. Franklin 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 Franklin 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 Franklin 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 Franklin Gothic™ is that you get the license to use it leagally. If you're using an illegal version of Franklin Gothic™ and you get caught, you or your client could get into some trouble legally with the publisher of Franklin Gothic™.
Also it is highly unlikely that you'll be able to find Franklin Gothic™ for free. Doing various searches on Google such as "Free Franklin 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 Franklin Gothic™ remember that it's illegal to use a font if you didn't pay for it!
If you really want Franklin 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. :)