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No doubt Gotham is one beautiful font, but with that accolade comes the expected flood of Gotham influenced designs. It's not really a font you can get bored with, but it can be over used. Did you know that GQ magazine were responsible for the initial commission of the Gotham typeface? Fact via Wikipedia.

It's not just Gotham or Gotham, there are a number of equally stunning fonts that share a similar initial look and feel, not talking identical here.

This is not a comprehensive list, it is just limited to the few Gotham alternatives that I have in my own personal font library. There are a number of others out there, but these are the ones I use when I might have used Gotham. Also, these are not meant to be 'exact or very close' replicas, each font listed has it's own unique fingerprint, but share some common aesthetics.

The following list of fonts similar to Gotham may entice you to try these out for yourselves. There is also a nice free one at the end of the list.
Some Gotham alternatives

Graham's Fonts Like Gotham

I have used all the following font examples in various logo designs in my logo portfolio, and tend to buy just the few weights I need, rather than the whole family. This is a great way to increase your own font library without really breaking the bank. The images link direct to the Foundry where possible, where you can look and test the fonts out. A particular favourite is Effra from DaltonMaag, but I found myself using that more than I did Gotham, hence my search to find some other similar fonts.

If you have any suggestions of your own, please do share in the comments below, preferably with a link to where we can check it out.

MuseoSans 500 & 500 Italic free to download.

Nevis is free to download, one weight only.






Post has been updated due to some comments and feedback about the initial design. Thanks all. :)

Ambigram Version of ImJustCreative Logo Idea

Some of you may be aware that over the last few months I have been getting restless with my own logo for ImJustCreative. I have been posting various ideas here and there as they pop into my head. As I am sure I am not the only one, designing a logo for yourself can be somewhat tricky at best. Being mostly a logo designer then there seems to be a little more pressure to pull something neato out of the bag. What's all that about anywho?

In any case, I have not been in any rush, ideas come and go. Mostly go without even coming.

Today I have been fiddling with my initials.

Cut a pretty long and boring tale short, I tweaked and twiddled until I came up with this.

For those that can't see what is says, its the initials for 'IJC' but arranged in such a way that when rotated, it reads the same. An Ambigram.

Personally I like it, it's different. It also almost has some kind of primal feel to it, but can't put my finger on it. I did start of with figures and shapes reflecting human form, most basic, and the shape evolved from there.

True to my 'leanings' it is also purely typographic, well, pretty close. This is important to me as well.

The font is Gotham. Gotham Black for ImJustCreative and Gotham Thin for the tag line.

I really want and need to have something different than regular logomarks. Something more iconic and unique and distinguishable. Most importantly, a mark that defined me as being 'creative'.

It's a first draft, things don't line up etc. Just wanted to see if anyone had any thoughts, good or bad about it.

Ambigrams are addictive

Since I started playing with this, I have really found myself addicted to the challenge and have found myself looking at logo design in a whole new way, at least for me personally. Already working on some variations of the ImJustCreative logo which I shall post when complete.

But I do see myself opting for an Ambigram as a final version of my logo redesign.

Previous Versions

These are version prior to feedback, comments and general changes. Thanks to all who have chipped in.

ImJustCreative Logo Design

ImJustCreative Logo Design