H. BERTHOLD TYPEFOUNDRY

Akzidenz-Grotesk® Extended BQ

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

Akzidenz-Grotesk BQ Light Extended

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Akzidenz-Grotesk BQ Light Extended

Akzidenz-Grotesk BQ Light Extended Italic

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Akzidenz-Grotesk BQ Light Extended Italic

Akzidenz-Grotesk BQ Extended

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Akzidenz-Grotesk BQ Extended

Akzidenz-Grotesk BQ Extended Italic

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Akzidenz-Grotesk BQ Extended Italic

Akzidenz-Grotesk BQ Medium Extended

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Akzidenz-Grotesk BQ Medium Extended

Akzidenz-Grotesk BQ Medium Extended Italic

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Akzidenz-Grotesk BQ Medium Extended Italic

Akzidenz-Grotesk BQ Bold Extended

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Akzidenz-Grotesk BQ Bold Extended

Akzidenz-Grotesk BQ Bold Extended Italic

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Akzidenz-Grotesk BQ Bold Extended Italic

Akzidenz-Grotesk® Extended BQ

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.