About HWT Unit Gothic Font Family
The Unit Gothic series was released by Hamilton Manufacturing Co. in 1907. This sans serif family features one of the first multi width/weight type 'systems' anticipating the Univers font system by 50 years. This set of 7 fonts was designed to aid in press room efficiency and with its incremental variation in widths gave poster printers unprecedented flexibility in fitting copy while using consistently harmonious fonts. This HWT release is the first ever digital version of these fonts. Each font contains 600 glyphs including Greek and Cyrillic character sets as well as alternate characters which are based on the actual special character production patterns from the Hamilton Wood Type Museum collection.
HWT Unit Gothic system features:
•HWT Unit Gothic 716 - 50% wider
•HWT Unit Gothic 717 - 25% wider
•HWT Unit Gothic 718 - (Standard width which others are based on)
•HWT Unit Gothic 719 - 25% narrower
•HWT Unit Gothic 720 - 50% narrower
•HWT Unit Gothic 721 - 62.5% narrower
•HWT Unit Gothic 722 - 75% narrower
HWT Unit Gothic™
is a trademark of P22.
About Hamilton Wood Type Collection
The Hamilton Wood Type Collection (HWT), established in 2012, is a joint venture between P22 Type Foundry and the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum. The classic designs in this collection are based on scarce printed specimens and actual wood type from the historic artifacts at the Hamilton Museum. Some of this fonts are the product of the Hamilton Wood Type Legacy Project—a collaboration between the museum and designers to make contemporary type designs for Hamilton’s use in the production of new wood types. The inclusion of HWT to the P22 roster is a perfect addition to the legacy of keeping classic designs relevant and usable in contemporary design.
The Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum, in Two Rivers, Wisconsin, is the only museum dedicated to the preservation, study, production, and printing of wood type. Hamilton has one of the premier wood type collections in the world and is an unparalleled source of research material for printing historians and aesthetes alike.