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ATF Railroad Gothic

ATF® Railroad Gothic by ATF Collection
Individual Styles from $39.00
Complete family of 8 fonts: $189.00
ATF Railroad Gothic Font Family was designed by Mark van Bronkhorst, Igino Marini, Ben Kiel, Luis Batlle and published by ATF Collection. ATF Railroad Gothic contains 8 styles and family package options. More about this family

About ATF Railroad Gothic Font Family


First introduced by the American Type Founders Company in 1906, Railroad Gothic was the quintessential typographic expression of turn-of-the-century industrial spirit—bold and brash in tone, and a little rough around the edges. A favorite for the plain speak of big headlines, Railroad Gothic quickly gained popularity among printers. Its condensed but robust forms were likely a source of inspiration for later families of industrial sans serifs. The design feels like a cleaned-up version of some earlier Victorian gothics, notable for their uneven proportions and awkward letterforms. ATF offered a number of sizes of Railroad Gothic as metal type, with cuts varying in design considerably from size to size. Creating this new digital version involved interpreting the characteristics of different sizes and making some aesthetic choices: where to retain the design’s familiar unstudied gawkiness, and where to make improvements. The new ATF® Railroad Gothic features a measured, harmonious interpretation of the original, and has been extended with four new weights (each bolder than the last). The heaviest weights are carefully designed to keep counters open, no matter how dense the overall effect may be, maintaining legibility at any display size. This contemporary rendition of a historic American design boasts a full Latin character set, including glyphs undreamed-of in the heyday of railroads.

Designers: Mark van Bronkhorst, Igino Marini, Ben Kiel, Luis Batlle

Publisher: ATF Collection

Foundry: ATF Collection

Design Owner: ATF Collection

MyFonts debut: Oct 2, 2016

ATF® Railroad Gothic is a trademark of TypoBrand LLC registered in the United States Patent and Trademark Office and may be registered in certain jurisdictions.