AG Royal is an expressly text orientated version of Akzidenz-Grotesk. The higher ascenders cause a better readability with long amounts of text and the smaller capitals produce a more even face. Lange decided for the 'italic' a form which would better contrast with the roman.
AG Royal was designed by Günter Gerhard Lange with Dieter Hofrichter and was Günter Gerhard Lange's last typeface design.
AG Royal is a trademark of Berthold Types Limited.