Based on Berthold’s 1913 Berliner designed by Hausschnitt, Erik Spiekermann redesigned and digitized the typeface for the foundry. H. Berthold published Berliner Grotesk in 1979. This distinctive design with a high x-height, short descenders and rough edges is appropriate for advertising, displays and short blocks of text. The bold weight is particularly useful for “loud” headlines and ad copy.
Berliner Grotesk is a trademark of Berthold Types Limited.