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December 1, 2010 9:56 PM   Subscribe

How can I obtain Gotham font (or a font similar thereto) without paying an arm and a leg?

I know it's overused, but I love Gotham font.

posted by bamassippi to Media & Arts (7 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
Here are some free geometric typefaces, with some similarities to Gotham: Not free, but installed in many computers: Futura, Century Gothic, Gill Sans, Humanist 521.

Most of these might pass the test when used in uppercase only. Some of the free fonts are a bit low quality (bad kerning, etc).
posted by clearlydemon at 10:43 PM on December 1, 2010 [3 favorites]

What do you plan to do with it?
posted by Typographica at 2:38 AM on December 2, 2010

Here are some suggestions for fonts that are somewhat similar to Gotham.
posted by davar at 4:36 AM on December 2, 2010

If you're on OS X, Myriad Pro is quite similar.
posted by wackybrit at 6:58 AM on December 2, 2010

Myriad Pro is pretty much a clone of Frutiger. It has no resemblance to Gotham.
posted by zadcat at 8:00 AM on December 2, 2010

Pay for it! Tobias and Jonathan are nice, hardworking artists. Believe me, they're not making bank.

If not, Avenir is the closest you're likely to get.
posted by muscat at 10:05 AM on December 2, 2010

@zadcat: Myriad Pro certainly does share characteristics with Gotham. A comparison: It has its differences, but is far closer than earlier answers like Gill Sans, Futura, Museo, Caviar Dreams..
posted by wackybrit at 2:07 PM on December 3, 2010

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