Filmotype Gay (2011, for Filmotype) was originally designed and released in the 1950s. Filmotype Gay is a member of a range of compact sans serif fonts whose names begin with the letter “G” (a Filmotype convention) that have much in common with Futura—the one-story a, the round dots, the simplified t and u. If there were such a thing as Futura Compressed, it would look a lot like this. Gay has its own unique characteristics, such as the prominent whip-lash spine on the S and its subtle hand-lettered feel.
Licensing note: Filmotype Gay is owned by Font Diner and uses the Font Diner end user license, not mine. You can view the license here. There is also an FAQ about it here.
Weights & Styles
- Case-sensitive forms.*
- Alternate superscripted dollar and cent signs.*
- One stylistic set.*
- Automatic arbitrary fractions.*
- Superscript and subscript figures.
- Extended language support for most Latin-based Western and Central European languages.
* Requires an application or operating system with support for OpenType advanced typography, such as Adobe Creative Cloud, Affinity Designer/Photo/Publisher, or QuarkXPress. Check your application’s user guide. OpenType advanced typography is also supported by most modern web browsers through the use of Cascading Style Sheets (CSS).