H. BERTHOLD TYPEFOUNDRY

Akzidenz-Grotesk® Std

Mac & Windows OpenType
Languages: Western Latin 1
Type Style: Sans Serif
Designer: H. Berthold
Design Date: 1898 - 2001
PostScript OTF $295.00
TrueType TTF $295.00

Akzidenz-Grotesk Std Light

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Akzidenz-Grotesk Std Light

Akzidenz-Grotesk Std Light Italic

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Akzidenz-Grotesk Std Light Italic

Akzidenz-Grotesk Std Regular

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Akzidenz-Grotesk Std Regular

Akzidenz-Grotesk Std Italic

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Akzidenz-Grotesk Std Italic

Akzidenz-Grotesk Std Medium

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Akzidenz-Grotesk Std Medium

Akzidenz-Grotesk Std Medium Italic

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Akzidenz-Grotesk Std Medium Italic

Akzidenz-Grotesk Std Bold

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Akzidenz-Grotesk Std Bold

Akzidenz-Grotesk Std Bold Italic

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Akzidenz-Grotesk Std Bold Italic

Akzidenz-Grotesk Std Super

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Akzidenz-Grotesk Std Super

Akzidenz-Grotesk Std Super Italic

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Akzidenz-Grotesk Std Super Italic

Akzidenz-Grotesk® Std

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.