Designed by Canada Type, Social Gothic is the revival, repair and expansion of Thomas Hollingworth's Informal Gothic, one of the winners in VGC's National Typeface Design competition in 1965. Social Gothic is a unicase font that successfully achieves a hand-made look by combining standard sans serif type elements with some 'chiseled' wooden shapes and friendly rounded lowercase components. The totality of the face is clean, legible, with an impact that is quite conservative and easy on the eyes, even almost humanist, in spite of the individual standard forms used. Social Gothic comes in all popular formats, and contains an expanded character set that supports the majority of Latin-based languages. A few alternates are also included within the font. Social Gothic was updated in December 2011 with additional language support.