California Gothic Font

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California Gothic is a typeface for California vexillographers. In 1953, California standardized the state flag in law, but only gave a rough visualization of the letters CALIFORNIA REPUBLIC. This project aims to create an entire typeface, inspired by high-quality scans of the original drawing in the 1953 law.

California Gothic typeface mostly based on the image from the law. The full set of glyphs rounded out using the feel and character of the existing glyphs on the flag. Any completely new glyph features gleaned from other Bold Condensed Grotesque or Gothic typefaces.