Science Gothic is a variable font with weight, width and contrast axes. Ultimately it will also have a slant axis. While the medium weight is based closely on the original Bank Gothic typeface from the early 1930s, a lowercase, design axes and language coverage have been added. Bank Gothic was originally designed by Morris Fuller Benton in 1930–34 for American Type Founders.
Science Gothic is a team effort, with the initial development by Thomas Phinney, Brandon Buerkle, Igor Freiberger and Vassil Kateliev.