Franklin Gothic

Franklin Gothic is a grotesque sans-serif typeface designed by American type designer Morris Fuller Benton in 1902. The font was named after Benjamin Franklin. Franklin Gothic has a classic “newspaper” feel to it, which makes it a great font for editorial usage on the web. It is a noted favorite font of designer Jeffrey Zeldman.

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Franklin Gothic Specimen

Franklin Gothic Type Specimen

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Fonts — Franklin Gothic
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Fonts — Franklin Gothic
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Fonts — GT Super, Franklin Gothic
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Fonts — Lapture, Franklin Gothic
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Fonts — Sabon, Franklin Gothic
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Fonts — Garamond, Franklin Gothic
Come Together
Nov 21, 2015
Fonts — Franklin Gothic, Plantin
How They Got There
Mar 11, 2015
The Local Palate
Dec 17, 2014
Fonts — Abril, Franklin Gothic
NYT Cooking
Oct 3, 2014
The Manual
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Fonts — Franklin Gothic, FS Emeric
May 11, 2014
Fonts — Franklin Gothic, Georgia
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Fonts — Franklin Gothic
Nuno Coelho Santos
Apr 6, 2014
Fonts — Franklin Gothic
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Chloë Galea
Mar 6, 2014
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Andrew Tarcon
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Fonts — Franklin Gothic
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Fonts — Franklin Gothic
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Fonts — Franklin Gothic

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