Trade Gothic®

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What is the Trade Gothic® font?

Trade Gothic was designed by Jackson Burke between 1948 and 1960 for Linotype. In the nineteenth-century grotesque style, like News Gothic, Trade Gothic has a large x-height.
Trade Gothic, with its condensed faces, is a classic design for newspaper work, particularly for headlines and classified advertising. The condensed versions increase the versatility of the typeface, particularly for setting headlines and subheads.

Trade Gothic® Font families

The Trade Gothic® includes the following font families:

  • Trade Gothic LT Std Light
  • Trade Gothic LT Std Light Obl
  • Trade Gothic LT Std
  • Trade Gothic LT Std Obl
  • Trade Gothic LT Std Bold
  • Trade Gothic LT Std Bold Obl
  • Trade Gothic LT Std Bd2
  • Trade Gothic LT Std Bd2 Obl
  • Trade Gothic LT Std Cn18
  • Trade Gothic LT Std Cn18 Obl
  • Trade Gothic LT Std Bd Cn20
  • Trade Gothic LT Std Bd Cn20 Obl
  • Trade Gothic LT Std Extended
  • Trade Gothic LT Std Bold Ext

Trade Gothic® Preview

Here is a preview of how Trade Gothic® will look. For more previews using your own text as an example, click here.

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

The short answer is no. Trade 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 Trade 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 Trade 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 Trade Gothic® is that you get the license to use it leagally. If you're using an illegal version of Trade Gothic® and you get caught, you or your client could get into some trouble legally with the publisher of Trade Gothic®. Also it is highly unlikely that you'll be able to find Trade Gothic® for free. Doing various searches on Google such as "Free Trade 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 Trade Gothic® remember that it's illegal to use a font if you didn't pay for it!

If you really want Trade Gothic® and you want to truly own it the legal and safe way, then click here to visit the download and purchase page on 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. :)