Franklin Gothic

Type-specimen Zine on the history and anatomy of the type face Franklin Gothic printed with a limited run series of 5 Ben Franklin Gothic illustrations.

Franklin Gothic itself is an extra-bold sans-serif type. It draws upon earlier, nineteenth century models, from many of the twenty-three foundries consolidated into American Type Founders in 1892. It was named in honor of a prolific American printer, Benjamin Franklin. The faces were issued over a period of ten years, all of which were designed by Morris Benton and issued by A.T.F.

Class initiated project focusing on layout and typography at UCLAx Adv. DCA program.

Adobe Illustrator CC, Indesign CC, Photoshop CC. 2015

PDF version ©TaylorWessling, 2015

Ben Franklin Gothic portrait - Graphite, Ink and Digital