ATF® Headline Gothic

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What is the ATF® Headline Gothic font?

ATF Headline Gothic cries out to be used in headlines, and that is exactly how it was used after it was first created by American Type Founders in 1936 with newspapers in mind. It would be hard to imagine a better typeface for a shocking, front-page headline in a scene from an old black-and-white movie. With its all-caps character set, and its big, bold, condensed design, ATF Headline Gothic is the epitome of its name. “Extra! Extra!” More…
The style of ATF Headline Gothic recalls the bold, condensed gothic display faces of the 19th century, but with more refinement in its details than many large types of the time (typically wood type). Its most recognizable trait is the restrained, high-waisted M, with short diagonal strokes that end with their point well above the baseline; this avoids the sometimes cramped look of a bold condensed M with a deep “V” in the middle, common in many similar headline faces.
The digital ATF Headline Gothic comes in a single weight, all caps, like its predecessor, but offers two styles: one crisply drawn, and a “Round” version with softer corners, to suggest a more “printed” feel, reminiscent of wood type. Of course, in either style it includes a full modern character set, including symbols such as the Euro, Ruble, and Rupee, that didn’t exist in 1936.

ATF® Headline Gothic Font families

The ATF® Headline Gothic includes the following font families:

  • Headline Gothic ATF
  • Headline Gothic ATF Round
  • Headline Gothic ATF Rough No.1
  • Headline Gothic ATF Rough No.2

ATF® Headline Gothic Preview

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


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