Morris Fuller Benton

1. Text Sans Serif



Part A: Franklin Gothic, News Gothic, and Lightline Gothic
Franklin Gothic
Designed by Morris Fuller Benton for ATF from 1903–1912
Franklin Gothic is an excellent all-round display face, good for posters, headlines, etc. It is also used in newspaper work.
Four digital styles available.
Part of the Linotype Originals Collection.

Monotype Franklin Gothic
Designed by Morris Fuller Benton for ATF from 1903–1912.
One digital style available.
Part of the Monotype Originals Collection.

ITC Franklin Gothic
Designed by Victor Caruso in 1980
Based on work by Morris Fuller Benton for ATF from 1903–1912
ITC Franklin Gothic is a great “universal” font family. Its various weights allow it to be used across the board in any number of design applications.
22 digital styles available.
Part of the ITC Collection.
ITC Franklin Gothic font sample
ITC Franklin Gothic font sample
News Gothic
Designed by Morris Fuller Benton for ATF in 1908.
News Gothic™ was part of Benton’s effort to cut through the clutter of 19th Century American sans serif typefaces. It is his reworking of the genre. As Franklin Gothic was originally intended more for display copy than for text, News Gothic could be seen as a lighter, more text-ready version of Franklin Gothic.
Four digital styles available
Central European fonts also available.
Part of the Linotype Originals Collection.

News Gothic No. 2
Designed by D. Stempel AG in 1984.
Based on News Gothic by Morris Fuller Benton for ATF from 1908.
A revival of News Gothic, with more weights to choose from, News Gothic™ No. 2 is a great “universal” font family. Like ITC Franklin Gothic, its various weights allow it to be used across the board in any number of design applications.
12 digital styles available.
Part of the Linotype Originals Collection.
News Gothic No. 2 font sample
News Gothic No. 2 font sample
Monotype News Gothic
Designed by Morris Fuller Benton for ATF in 1908.
Six digital styles available.
Central European.
Cyrillic.
Greek.
Part of the Monotype Originals Collection.

Linotype Gothic
Designed by the Linotype Design Studio in 2005.
Based on News Gothic by Morris Fuller Benton for ATF, 1908.
Although the upright forms of Linotype Gothic™ are based on News Gothic, the Italics in this family are completely new and 21st Century. Designed for corporate communication, Linotype Gothic supports all Western, Central, and Eastern European languages that make use of the Roman alphabet. The font has been superbly hinted, rendering it apt for office applications and onscreen reading. Linotype Gothic may be used in print at any size; it is legible in both text and display settings.
Four digital styles available.
Part of the Linotype Originals Collection.

Lightline Gothic
Designed by Morris Fuller Benton for ATF in 1908.
Lightline Gothic™ is also similar to Franklin Gothic and News Gothic, but is much lighter in weight. Very elegant in appearance, it may be used for display work or short texts.
One digital style available.
Part of the Assorted Collection.
Lightline Gothic font sample
Lightline Gothic font sample
Monotype Lightline Gothic
Designed by Morris Fuller Benton for ATF in 1908.
Very elegant in appearance, Monotype Lightline Gothic™ may be used for display work or short texts.
One digital style available.
Part of the Monotype Originals Collection.