Bank Gothic is a rectilinear geometric sans-serif typeface designed by Morris Fuller Benton for the American Type Founders (ATF) in 1930. The typeface is an probe of geometric forms, and is of the time with the rectilinear wedge serif typeface Conurbation by Georg Trump. The typeface also bears balancing with last nineteenth century etching faces. In 1980s, Linotype created a digital kind that includes measly caps characters to map onto the lowercase keys of the keyboard. At the duration, Linotype no greater than digitized the norm tonnage of the genre, and no PostScript rendition has been made.
Morris Fuller Benton (November 30, 1872 – June 30, 1948) was an influential American typeface designer who headed the design department of the American Type Founders (ATF), for which he was the chief type designer from 1900 to 1937. Benton designed more than fifty typefaces, ranging from revivals of historical models like ATF Bodoni, to adding new weights to existing faces such as Goudy Old Style and Cheltenham, and to designing original designs such as Hobo, Bank Gothic, and Broadway. Benton’s large family of related neogrotesque sans-serif typefaces, known as “gothics” as was the norm at the time, includes Alternate Gothic, Franklin Gothic, and News Gothic. All were more similar to, and anticipated, later realist sans-serif typefaces such as Helvetica than did the other early grotesque types of his contemporaries.
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Bank Gothic is a commercial hit in the science fiction genre as demonstrated by its frequent use in the Matrix movie series and The Day After Tomorrow. The typeface is used in the closing credits for the “reimagined” Battlestar Galactica TV series. It is also used in the program 24 and in the video game Goldeneye 007. 30 Seconds to Mars uses the font in its logo. The font is also used on all the computers in the TV series Stargate SG-1 and on the video games Descent: Freespace, FreeSpace 2, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare and its sequel, Modern Warfare 2, and more recently the film Hancock, for its posters and its advertising.
This typeface was used in the game Hitman: Contracts and was on the book’s cover of WarCraft’s first series. It was also used in the British television programme Robot Wars, and also for a time on Granada Television’s regional news programme, Granada Tonight (now called Granada Reports). The typeface was used extensively in packaging and advertising of Bungie’s Marathon series, and entire manuals were laid out in Bank Gothic. It is also used for the titles of cult comedy programme Spaced.
Contrary to common belief, Bank Gothic is not the typeface used on signage at Dulles Airport. The font used on informational signs at the Washington hub for United Airlines is an unnamed font originally crafted by the airport’s architect, Eero Saarinen. However, the two fonts do share many similarities.
Dinner Impossible, a show on the Food Network, uses Bank Gothic when they list stuff, like objectives, ingredients, and dishes.
The Amazing Race, on CBS, replaced Microgramma with Bank Gothic as the main font used in the show.
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