- Original Format
Century Gothic is a design based on 20th Century, which was drawn by Sol Hess between 1936 and 1947. Century Gothic sustains the basic design of 20th Century, but has an enlarged ‘x’ height and has been modified to ensure suitable output from modern digital systems. Its design is influenced by the geometric style sans serif faces which were popular during the 1920s and 30s, and by the desire to give it widths compatible with ITC Avant Garde Gothic. Century Gothic is very practical for headlines and general display work and for small quantities of text, particularly in advertising.