Gal Gothic Variable
About this font
Gal Gothic is a sans serif whose main inspiration is the classic Franklin Gothic by Morris Fuller Benton (1904). Franklin’s very moderate stroke contrast is perhaps its most identifiable formal feature, and probably what gives it its own personality, setting it apart from other grotesques of its time. This contrast, however, is much more noticeable in the heavier weights, while the lighter ones have a certain monolinearity. This is probably due to the fact that Benton only designed the heaviest weight, while the rest were added much later, by the hands of Victor Caruso for ITC (1980).
Gal Gothic seeks to take this contrast also to the lighter weights, integrating them more consistently into the system. In addition, its horizontal endings and smooth connection between vertical and curved stems, bring this design closer to the neo-grotesque model and, together with the round dots, give it a very different tone of voice compared to the original reference.
With slightly condensed proportions, this display design is ideal for compact and economic titles. Each font has approximately 900 glyphs and offers extensive language support, as well as OpenType features such as small caps, tabular and old style figures, and a variable version with weight and width axes.
Its name is a tribute to the Brazilian singer Gal Costa.
Click here to activate with Adobe Fonts
Abenaki Afaan Oromo Afar Afrikaans Albanian Alsatian Amis Anuta Aragonese Aranese Aromanian Arrernte Arvanitic (Latin) Asturian Atayal Aymara Azerbaijani Bashkir (Latin) Basque Belarusian (Latin) Bemba Bikol Bislama Bosnian Breton Cape Verdean Creole Catalan Cebuano Chamorro Chavacano Chichewa Chickasaw Cimbrian Cofán Cornish Corsican Creek Crimean Tatar (Latin) Croatian Czech Danish Dawan Delaware Dholuo Drehu Dutch English Esperanto Estonian Faroese Fijian Filipino Finnish Folkspraak French Frisian Friulian Gagauz (Latin) Galician Ganda Genoese German Gikuyu Gooniyandi Greenlandic (Kalaallisut) Guadeloupean Creole Gwich’in Haitian Creole Hän Hawaiian Hiligaynon Hopi Hotcąk (Latin) Hungarian Icelandic Ido Igbo Ilocano Indonesian Interglossa Interlingua Irish Istro-Romanian Italian Jamaican Javanese (Latin) Jèrriais Kaingang Kala Lagaw Ya Kapampangan (Latin) Kaqchikel Karakalpak (Latin) Karelian (Latin) Kashubian Kikongo Kinyarwanda Kiribati Kirundi Klingon Kurdish (Latin) Ladin Latin Latino sine Flexione Latvian Lithuanian Lojban Lombard Low Saxon Luxembourgish Maasai Makhuwa Malay Maltese Manx Māori Marquesan Megleno-Romanian Meriam Mir Mirandese Mohawk Moldovan Montagnais Montenegrin Murrinh-Patha Nagamese Creole Nahuatl Ndebele Neapolitan Ngiyambaa Niuean Noongar Norwegian Novial Occidental Occitan Old Icelandic Old Norse Onĕipŏt Oshiwambo Ossetian (Latin) Palauan Papiamento Piedmontese Polish Portuguese Potawatomi Q’eqchi’ Quechua Rarotongan Romanian Romansh Rotokas Sami (Inari Sami) Sami (Lule Sami) Sami (Northern Sami) Sami (Southern Sami) Samoan Sango Saramaccan Sardinian Scottish Gaelic Serbian (Latin) Seri Seychellois Creole Shawnee Shona Sicilian Silesian Slovak Slovenian Slovio (Latin) Somali Sorbian (Lower Sorbian) Sorbian (Upper Sorbian) Sotho (Northern) Sotho (Southern) Spanish Sranan Sundanese (Latin) Swahili Swazi Swedish Tagalog Tahitian Tetum Tok Pisin Tokelauan Tongan Tshiluba Tsonga Tswana Tumbuka Turkish Turkmen (Latin) Tuvaluan Tzotzil Uzbek (Latin) Venetian Vepsian Volapük Võro Wallisian Walloon Waray-Waray Warlpiri Wayuu Welsh Wik-Mungkan Wiradjuri Wolof Xavante Xhosa Yapese Yindjibarndi Zapotec Zarma Zazaki Zulu Zuni
Gal Gothic Buying Options
Anyone who uses the fonts must purchase a license. To choose your license you only have to indicate the total number of employees of the Licensing organization. If you are a freelancer, you can buy a license for one employee, but don't forget to notify your client to also buy a license if they are going to use the fonts for advertising, or as part of their visual identity (even if they do not install the fonts). For other specific uses such as video games, films, TV/series or to embed the fonts in hardware/software (OEM), please email us to acquire a specific license.