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Template Gothic

Template Gothic was designed by Deck while he was studying design at CalArts in Valencia, California in the late 80s and early 90s. CalArts was one of the first design schools to experiment with type design on the computer. Under the guidance of instructors Jeffery Keedy and Ed Fella, the program generated a wealth of type designs.

Template Gothic is an important milestone in the history of digital fonts due to its popularity but also because of the designer’s unique voice and the vernacular source he used as inspiration—a sign posted in his neighborhood laundromat.

Template Gothic was ubiquitous by the end of the 1990s, representing the aesthetic of imperfection beloved by certain designers during the postmodern era. Deck, like other type designers of the time, spoke of his desire to abandon the perfection of modernist letter forms: “I was inspired to design a face that looked as if it had suffered the distortive ravages of photo mechanical reproduction.” His typeface reflects “more truly the imperfect language of an imperfect world, inhabited by imperfect beings.”

In 2011 Template Gothic was one of 23 digital typefaces included in the permanent architecture and design collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Type Designer

Emigre

Emigre Fonts is a digital type foundry and publisher of type specimens and artist books based in Berkeley, California. From 1984 until 2005 Emigre published the legendary Emigre magazine, a quarterly publication devoted to visual communication. The Emigre font library features more than 600 original typefaces, including Mrs Eaves, Brothers, Matrix and Filosofia.

Licensing Information
The full Adobe Fonts library is cleared for both personal and commercial use.

As with everything from Adobe Fonts, you can use these fonts for:

Design Projects

Create images or vector artwork, including logos

Website Publishing

Create a Web Project to add any font from our service to your website

PDFs

Embed fonts in PDFs for viewing and printing

Video and Broadcast

Use fonts to create in-house or commercial video content

And more…

Visit the Adobe Fonts Licensing FAQ for full details

Visit Emigre to purchase additional licensing and services, including:
Mobile Apps: Embed fonts in your app UI
Self Hosting: Host web font files on your own server
Custom Services: Request modifications or bespoke fonts directly from the foundry
Volume licensing: Use the fonts across your whole organization

How to Use

You may encounter slight variations in the name of this font, depending on where you use it. Here’s what to look for.

Desktop

In application font menus, this font will display:

{{familyCtrl.selectedVariation.preferred_family_name}} {{familyCtrl.selectedVariation.preferred_subfamily_name}}

Web

To use this font on your website, use the following CSS:

font-family: {{familyCtrl.selectedVariation.family.css_font_stack.replace('"', '').replace('",', ', ')}};
font-style: italicnormal;
font-weight: {{familyCtrl.selectedVariation.font.web.weight}};

Glyph Support & Stylistic Filters

Fonts in the Adobe Fonts library include support for many different languages, OpenType features, and typographic styles.