University of Reading archived. Retrieved 22 December An American specimen of Akzidenz-Grotesk under the name 'Standard'.
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Akzidenz Grotesk Light web font
Subtle variations in stroke width add more interest and variety amongst the different letterforms, pulling it further out of akzidrnz neutral zone that's proudly occupied by Helvetica. Retrieved 29 June Much more loosely, Transportthe typeface used on British road signs, was designed by Jock Kinneir and Margaret Calvert influenced by Akzidenz-Grotesk.
Retrieved 19 January Berthold AG, ca ". Some of these old sans-serifs have had a real renaissance hrotesk the last twenty years It's the eternal quest for graphic designers the world over: Akademie der Wissenschaften G. Archived from the original PDF on The similarities of Helvetica and Akzidenz-Grotesk are apparent, but the subtle differences include the uppercase and lowercase C and the uppercase GJR and Q.
It draws on his experiences developing two commissioned typefaces grohesk a large sans serif family for Toronto Life magazine, and another family intended primarily for on-screen use for Nova Scotia College of Art and Design.
Akzidenz-Grotesk is used on the national logo and national guidelines require the font to be used on all chapter logos. Inthree notable competitors of Akzidenz-Grotesk appeared intended to compete with its growing popularity: Archived from the original on 12 January Many other grotesques in a similar style to Akzidenz-Grotesk were sold in Germany during this period.
The 'Breite Grotesk' by J. Retrieved 20 October Berthold AG Date released ? A square dot over the letter i. Retrieved 30 June The influences, sources and engravers of Akzidenz-Grotesk are not fully known, although it descends from a school of general-purpose sans-serifs cut in the nineteenth century.
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Akzidenz-Grotesk is sometimes at first glance mistaken for the Helvetica or Univers typefaces. A 'folded-up' structure with narrow apertures and strokes curled up towards the vertical, most obvious on letters such as c, e, s and a.
McLean, Ruari ; Kinross, Robineds. Several other type designers modelled typefaces from this popular typeface. It's clean, bold, legible — and safe, and is one of the world's best-known professional fonts. Capitals in several weights have very noticeably thicker strokes than the lower-case.
On Frutiger's typeface Univers, inspired by Akzidenz-Grotesk Univers doesn't form patches in print, like Akzidenz-Grotesk for example, because the uppercase letters are only drawn slightly bolder than the lowercase.
The Swiss digital type foundry Optimo has released an alternative interpretation of Akzidenz-Grotesk named "Theinhardt". Retrieved 23 July What to expect 5 design styles we wish would make a comeback. Retrieved 7 October Akzidenz-Grotesk was popular in this period although other typefaces such as Monotype Grotesque were used also: On the grotesque revival, written in Also named "Accidenz-Grotesk" and "Normal-Grotesk", it had a more condensed, "boxy" design.