HWT Republic Gothic

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Release Year
2013
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Classification
Sans Serif, Gothic
Original Format
Wood
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display, sans serif, wood type

Background

The Republic Gothic series was among the last original wood type designs manufactured by Hamilton Manufacturing Co. It was first shown in Hamilton’s New Gothic Faces in Wood Type (c. 1920). The design features a sans-serif style reminiscent of brush-formed letters popular with sign painters of the era.
Originally issued in 6 different widths and in both outline and solid versions, this digital release features the “Extended” width known as Hamilton Republic Gothic series 775 & 776. The pair of outline and solid is designed as ‘chromatics’ that can be printed one over the other to achieve multiple color effects or individually as stylistic alternatives. This release features the first ever digitization of Republic Gothic. The two fonts are carefully aligned and kerned to allow for multicolor overlayment in any digital design program. It features a full Western and Central European Character set.

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Last edited by Dave Dawson on April 6, 2013, 04:45pm EST

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