Based on the form of ancient Roman inscriptions, the sans serif Sackers™ Gothic font family was developed in 1994 by the Monotype Design Studio. It is available in three weights. Because it is an “engraver” , there are no lower cases in this family.
Sackers Gothic History
The Sackers Gothic design is based on one of the foundations of written, Western text - Roman square capitals. Used primarily for public communications and display, square capitals are found on countless historic architectural sites, including the Pantheon and Trajan’s Column. The type design was engraved into stone monuments, building facades, and placards and often filled with bronze.
In 1994, the Monotype Design Studio set out to revise the Roman square capital for modern print. Unlike the classic Roman capitalis monumentalis, the Sackers Gothic design is a sans serif version. It does, however, bear the same marked contrast between thick and thin strokes, and the same strident, sharp square form its predecessor. The angled serifs which were so characteristic of Roman square capitals, are of course missing in this typeface, creating a softer form, while retaining the stability of the original.
Sackers Gothic Usage
As a majuscule typeface, with its lack of lower case characters and its square form, the Sackers Gothic design is highly adaptable to logo or design use, or in social communications, such as invitations or announcements. One of its most famous iterations in modern media is as the logo and branding typeface for fashion designer Marc Jacobs.
Licenses for desktop fonts
A typical desktop font EULA will allow you to install the font on your computer for use with authoring tools including word processors, design tools and other applications that permit font selection. Fonts can also be used for creation of print documents, static images (JPEG, TIFF, PNG) and logos. The cost of a desktop font license is determined by the number of workstations on which the font is to be used.View the desktop EULA for this family
Licenses for Fonts.com Web Fonts subscriptions
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Licenses for mobile apps
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Licenses for electronic publications (eBooks)
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Server licenses authorize the installation of a font on a server that is accessed by remote users or website visitors. These licenses are commonly used by Web-based businesses providing goods that are personalized by its users such as business cards, images with captions and personalized merchandise. Users are not allowed to download the font file and the font may not be used outside the server environment. The font may not be employed for a software as a service (SaaS) application in which the service is the actual product and not the means of providing the product. Server licenses cover a set number of CPU cores on production servers (development servers are not counted) on which the font is installed. The license is valid for 1 year.Learn more about server licenses