H. BERTHOLD TYPEFOUNDRY

Akzidenz-Grotesk® Standard Extended

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

Akzidenz-Grotesk Std Light Extended

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Akzidenz-Grotesk Std Light Extended

Akzidenz-Grotesk Std Light Extended Italic

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Akzidenz-Grotesk Std Light Extended Italic

Akzidenz-Grotesk Std Regular Extended

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Akzidenz-Grotesk Std Regular Extended

Akzidenz-Grotesk Std Regular Extended Italic

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Akzidenz-Grotesk Std Regular Extended Italic

Akzidenz-Grotesk Std Medium Extended

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Akzidenz-Grotesk Std Medium Extended

Akzidenz-Grotesk Std Medium Extended Italic

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Akzidenz-Grotesk Std Medium Extended Italic

Akzidenz-Grotesk Std Bold Extended

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Akzidenz-Grotesk Std Bold Extended

Akzidenz-Grotesk Std Bold Extended Italic

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Akzidenz-Grotesk Std Bold Extended Italic

Akzidenz-Grotesk® Standard Extended

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.