From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved 7 October You may encounter slight variations in the name of this font, depending on where you use it. Archived from the original on 30 March Digital Typefaces Inspired by the Past.

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Akzidenz-Grotesk is sometimes at first glance mistaken for the Helvetica or Univers typefaces. Digital versions included Greek and Cyrillic characters, and the family includes a condensed, extended, rounded and stencil series. The family consists of 14 variants with 7 weights in roman and italic, in a single width.


Architektur und Typografie im Bauer had earlier cut a typeface called Accidenz-Gothisch”. The Evolution of the Graphic Designer. A dropped horizontal stroke on A. As typeface designs are generally not legally protected unlike their names, which can be trademarked[87] several alternative digitisations inspired by Akzidenz-Grotesk have been released under alternative names.

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While this was acceptable for posters, by the s hot metal typesetting machines had become the main system for printing general-purpose body text, and for this system Akzidenz-Grotesk was unavailable until around[g] when it was first sold on Linotype and then in on Intertype systems. The ‘Breite Grotesk’ by J. Some of these old sans-serifs have had a real renaissance within akzidenz grotesk opentype last twenty years Karl Gerstner notes that even comparing one size 20ptthe medium and bold weights have different x-heightcap height and descender length to the light and regular weights.


Retrieved 15 October This gives a sense of simplicity and an absence of the adornment and akzidenz grotesk opentype seen in grotesj more decorative sans-serifs of the late nineteenth century influenced by the Art Nouveau style.

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Retrieved 24 Openrype Inthree notable competitors of Akzidenz-Grotesk appeared intended to compete with its growing popularity: Miedinger sought to refine the typeface making it more even and unified, with a higher x-height and tighter spacing. That foundry’s founder F.

Akademie der Wissenschaften G. Aktiv Grotesk From Dalton Maag. Both Helvetica and Univers are more akzkdenz akzidenz grotesk opentype have a greater consistency of stroke weight and details, for instance unifying all or most strokes to terminate on horizontals or verticals.

Views Read Edit View history. Retrieved 27 December Akzidenz-Grotesk is a sans-serif typeface family originally released by the Berthold Type Foundry of Berlin.

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Learn more about language support. Akzidennz 1 December Variations between styles are obvious, such as a crossed-v ‘w’ in Extralight Extended, and a tail on the ‘a’ in Standard and Extended but not in Medium and Bold. McLean, Ruari ; Kinross, Robineds.


Akzidenz-Grotesk is used on the national logo and national guidelines require the font to be used on all chapter logos.

Archived from the original on 12 January This means that the letters are slanted without using handwriting forms. Archived from the original on 28 June In other projects Wikimedia Commons.

Stroke endings are though less consistently horizontal or vertical than in Helvetica. Separately, Karl Gerstner and other designers at his company GGK Basel launched a project in the s to build Akzidenz-Grotesk into a coherent series, to match geotesk new families appearing in the same style; it was used by Berthold for its Diatype system in the akzidenz grotesk opentype 60s under the name of “Gerstner-Programm” but according to Lange it was never fully released.