James T. Edmondson / Type & Lettering

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Mission Gothic began as a one weight, all caps typeface during a trip to San Francisco with the Lost Type designers. After realizing the extent of the rich typographic influences behind what we saw in the Mission, and seeing the potential of the first few characters we drew, we decided to turn those letters into a typeface, and eventually an entire family. Many months later, we have arrived at a complete Mission Gothic. Five weights with italics.

The first typeface that came out of the Mission Collection from Lost Type was Mission Script, a brush script style typeface with a friendly sign painter vibe. The question became how best to compliment a script typeface with a gothic. What remains the same, and what should change? We settled on putting the Mission Gothic italics on the same twelve degree incline that Mission Script falls upon, so when paring the fonts, they effortlessly compliment one another.

Mission Gothic is a sans built for display settings. The forms are inspired mainly by antique signage in San Francisco’s Mission District. The shapes evoke a sense of nostalgia, without being cartoony or stuck in the past.

Mission gothic comes equipped with stylistic alternates for the lowercase a in both roman and italic, as well as non-lining numbers. Both features are accessible through OpenType in Adobe CS applications.

Designed with Trevor Baum.

Fives weight with italics. 257 glyphs.

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Mission Gothic

You can type in here. ↑ But not in these down here ↓

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Alternate lowercase a.

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Two great non-profits in The Mission.

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Left: Regular. Right: Regular Italic.

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Character Set

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Italic Character Set