H. BERTHOLD TYPEFOUNDRY

Akzidenz-Grotesk® Extended BE

Mac & Windows OpenType
Languages: Western Latin 1
Type Style: Sans Serif
Designer: H. Berthold
Design Date: 1898 - 2001
PostScript OTF $255.00

Berthold Akzidenz Grotesk Light Extended

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Berthold Akzidenz Grotesk Light Extended

Berthold Akzidenz Grotesk Light Extended Italic

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Berthold Akzidenz Grotesk Light Extended Italic

Berthold Akzidenz Grotesk Extended

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Berthold Akzidenz Grotesk Extended

Berthold Akzidenz Grotesk Extended Italic

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Berthold Akzidenz Grotesk Extended Italic

Berthold Akzidenz Grotesk Medium Extended

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Berthold Akzidenz Grotesk Medium Extended

Berthold Akzidenz Grotesk Medium Extended Italic

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Berthold Akzidenz Grotesk Medium Extended Italic

Berthold Akzidenz Grotesk Bold Extended

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Berthold Akzidenz Grotesk Bold Extended

Berthold Akzidenz Grotesk Bold Extended Italic

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Berthold Akzidenz Grotesk Bold Extended Italic

Akzidenz-Grotesk® Extended 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.