Alternatives to Franklin Gothic, Trade Gothic, and News Gothic

jawbox's picture

I like fonts like Franklin, Trade and News Gothic a lot. But i think they are all used to much.

Do you know some fresh Alternatives.

Geoff Riding's picture

Some more...

Champion Gothic
Knockout Series
MT Grotesque 1 & 2 Not exactly fresh but I love it.

Stephen Coles's picture

You're exactly right. They are overused. Geoff lists some good, underplayed alternatives. Also:

Griffith Gothic
FF Unit

SuperUltraFabulous's picture

National, Parry Grotesque, the up coming Capone from

Skopex Gothic is an outstanding take

Ricardo Cordoba's picture

Nice lists. Thanks, all!

Stephen Coles's picture

Wow, 2 years old. While we're at it:

Brown Gothic 1 and 2
Monotype Grotesque

Pieter van Rosmalen's picture

Hello Mike,

Capone is renamed to Eminio (the brother of Al Capone), because there already is a Capone Light from Monotype.
Thanks for mentioning!


Pieter van Rosmalen's picture

Sorry, it’s named Erminio.


SuperUltraFabulous's picture

Pieter, thank you for the correction. :-)

I love your work, especially the KPN designs.

Pieter van Rosmalen's picture

Thanks Mike.

kentlew's picture

In this vein, I've long admired Mario Feliciano's Grotzec, but I haven't had occasion to license it or try it out.

apankrat's picture

Wow, 2 years old.

And forward two years more...

While we're at it:
Brown Gothic 1 and 2
Monotype Grotesque

Thanks, Stephen. Bullbog is MiA, but both Brown and Grotesque look delicious.

Any new suggestions, perhaps? :)

colinmford's picture

An alternate to Franklin, News and Trade Gothic? Perhaps Alternate Gothic?

Bah dum shhh!

Stephen Coles's picture

Here's Bulldog (it's no longer available from Creative Alliance, only direct from Club Type, the source foundry). See also this list at FontShop.

Trevor Baum's picture

Benton Sans, a real workhorse, and to me, kind of the terminus of those lines of typographic thought.

Stephen Coles's picture

Trevor - thanks for your contribution but you'll notice Benton is mentioned above.

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