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Retrieved 23 July Retrieved 29 June The 'Breite Grotesk' by J. The similarities of Helvetica gfotesk Akzidenz-Grotesk are apparent, but the subtle differences include the uppercase and lowercase C and the uppercase GJR and Q.
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University of Reading archived. 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. However, during this period there was increasing interest in using sans-serifs as capturing the spirit of the time, most famously, Jan Tschichold 's influential book Die Neue Typographiewhich praised berthole aesthetic qualities of the "anonymous" sans-serifs of the nineteenth century and was printed in a sans-serif similar to Berthold's Akzidenz-Grotesk.
Archived from the original on 30 March Retrieved 19 January Akzidenz-Grotesk is sometimes at first glance mistaken for the Helvetica or Univers typefaces.
On the grotesque revival, written in Archived from the original PDF on Originating during the late nineteenth century, Akzidenz-Grotesk belongs to a tradition of general-purpose, unadorned sans serif types known as "grotesques" that had become dominant in German printing during the nineteenth century, and became one of the most popular examples of this style. Other weights were added by the time of the phototypesetting and digital versions, such as the ultra-bold 'Akzidenz-Grotesk Super'.
In the post-war period and particularly in Switzerland a revival in Akzidenz-Grotesk's popularity took hold, in what became known as the "Swiss International Style" of graphic design.
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The family consists of 14 variants with 7 weights in roman and italic, in a single width. Variations between styles are obvious, such as a eegular 'w' in Extralight Extended, and a tail on the 'a' in Standard and Extended but not in Medium and Bold. Around the beginning of the twentieth century, these increasingly began to be branded as larger families of multiple matched styles. Designed after Helvetica had become popular, it incorporates some of its features, such as strike-through tail in 'Q', a curved tail for the 'R', horizontal and vertical cut stroke terminators.
Bauer had earlier cut a grotesl called Accidenz-Gothisch".
Double-storey a, single-storey g. In the late s and early s, Akzidenz-Grotesk was used heavily on The Weather Channel 's on-screen graphics.
As bread-and-butter faces they are less good than the old sans faces…I find the best face in use today is the so-called ordinary jobbing sanserif, which is quiet and easy to read. Inthree notable competitors of Akzidenz-Grotesk appeared intended to compete with its growing popularity: FontFont 's FF Schulbuch family is in a similar style.
A dropped horizontal stroke on A.
Retrieved 20 June Each weight is available in two fonts featuring alternative designs. Max Miedinger at the Haas Foundry used it as a model for the typeface Neue Haas-Grotesk, released in and renamed Helvetica in Berthold AG Date released ?
All the many imitations of Accidenz-Grotesk have not matched its character. To proclaim sans-serif as the typeface of our time is not a question of being fashionable, it really does express the same tendencies to be seen in our architecture…there is no doubt that the sans-serif akzidfnz available today are not yet wholly satisfactory as all-purpose faces.
Retrieved 23 December That foundry's founder F. The Swiss digital type foundry Optimo has released an alternative interpretation of Akzidenz-Grotesk named "Theinhardt".