Trade Gothic Next - Tom Grace: typeface design, font development, and lettering
Trade Gothic Next basic charset

Commissioned by Linotype for their Platinum Collection, Trade Gothic Next is an adaptation of Jackson Burke’s famous workhorse type. The family had been extended to 17 styles, spanning 4 weights and 3 widths. Every character in the family was completely reworked to reflect a more organic yet solid essence through refining and unifying some of the original features. The harsher aspects of the original bold and bold condensed were augmented as well, making the styles more compatible when mixed together. Art directed by Akira Kobayashi and released in 2009.