A spacious, modern version of a classic mid-century font, the Century Gothic® design embodies the digital age with its sleek sans serif style, but still retains the graceful geometric look common to early 20th-century typefaces. It is supported by all major browsers on the web and is therefore considered a “safe” font to use for web design as it will translate well across multiple platforms.
Century Gothic History
The Century Gothic design is strongly influenced by the geometric sans serif styles of the 1920s and 30s, which themselves were part of a post-Victorian design evolution.
Twentieth Century™ font design, as well as the classic Futura® design, but could be easily adaptable to the digital technology. This would lead to the development of the Century Gothic design and a compelling new look that had the best of both worlds.
Today it is amongst a small group of “core” fonts used in over 85% of all computers. Due to its wide availability, the Century Gothic design is considered a font to use in websites and other universal applications.
Century Gothic Usage
Because of its open, friendly style, you will often see the Century Gothic design widely used in media titling, including on the television shows “Star Trek: Enterprise” and in logos for both the television show “Weezer”, and the GMA Network. It was also used in the logo for the James Bond film “Casino Royale”. It is a popular font for use in advertising, particularly when headlines or small amounts of type are needed.
Because of its clear clean design, the Century Gothic design can often be found in at use in schools and when teaching languages. Because this is a font that is often a part of the standard Microsoft font packages, it is often used as a substitute for the similar Futura typeface.