H. BERTHOLD TYPEFOUNDRY

Akzidenz-Grotesk® Condensed BE

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Languages: Western Latin 1
Type Style: Sans Serif
Designer: H. Berthold
Design Date: 1898 - 2001
PostScript OTF $335.00

Berthold Akzidenz Grotesk Light Condensed

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Berthold Akzidenz Grotesk Light Condensed

Berthold Akzidenz Grotesk Light Condensed Italic

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Berthold Akzidenz Grotesk Light Condensed Italic

Berthold Akzidenz Grotesk Condensed

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Berthold Akzidenz Grotesk Condensed

Berthold Akzidenz Grotesk Condensed Italic

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Berthold Akzidenz Grotesk Condensed Italic

Berthold Akzidenz Grotesk Medium Condensed

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Berthold Akzidenz Grotesk Medium Condensed

Berthold Akzidenz Grotesk Medium Condensed Italic

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Berthold Akzidenz Grotesk Medium Condensed Italic

Berthold Akzidenz Grotesk Bold Condensed

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Berthold Akzidenz Grotesk Bold Condensed

Berthold Akzidenz Grotesk Bold Condensed Italic

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Berthold Akzidenz Grotesk Bold Condensed Italic

Berthold Akzidenz Grotesk ExtraBold Condensed

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Berthold Akzidenz Grotesk ExtraBold Condensed

Berthold Akzidenz Grotesk ExtraBold Condensed Italic

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Berthold Akzidenz Grotesk ExtraBold Condensed Italic

Berthold Akzidenz Grotesk ExtraBold

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Berthold Akzidenz Grotesk ExtraBold

Berthold Akzidenz Grotesk ExtraBold Italic

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Berthold Akzidenz Grotesk ExtraBold Italic

Akzidenz-Grotesk® Condensed BE

Berthold first published Akzidenz-Grotesk in 1898. Originally named “Accidenz-Grotesk” the design originates from Royal Grotesk light by royal type-cutter Ferdinand Theinhardt. The Theinhardt foundry later merged with Berthold and also supplied the regular, medium and bold weights.

In the 1950s Günter Gerhard Lange, then art director at Berthold, began a project to enlarge the typeface family, adding a larger character set, but retaining all of the idiosyncrasies of the 1898 face. Under the direction of Günter Gerhard Lange, Berthold added AG Medium Italic (1963), AG ExtraBold (1966) , AG Italic (1967), AG ExtraBold Condensed & Italic (1968), AG Super (1968).

Lange was instrumental in developing the Akzidenz-Grotesk program at Berthold in the 1950s and 1960s. In 2001 Lange helped Berthold complete the AG series with the additions of AG light italic, Super Italic, light condensed, condensed, medium condensed, extrabold italic, light extended italic, extended italic and medium extended italic.

Akzidenz-Grotesk is a trademark of Berthold Types Limited.