Aside from the subtle differences in these individual letters, Miedinger's primary change to Akzidenz-Grotesk is Helvetica's higher x-height, the distance from the baseline to the height of the lowercase letter x , and the consistently horizontal terminals. Despite its age Akzidenz-Grotesk has a clean and modern look. A New History comments that they "conveyed the functionalist ethos without appearing too stylised
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Paul Shaw Letter Design blog. Stefan George und sein Kreis: Retrieved 24 December The light weight of Akzidenz-Grotesk was for many years branded separately as 'Royal-Grotesk'; it was gotesk in the post-war period that it this referred to it being commissioned by the Prussian Academy of Sciencesbut Kupferschmid again reports being unable to find it used in its publications.
Identifont - Akzidenz-Grotesk Bold
Research is complicated by the very large number of small type foundries active in Germany during this period, which often did not publish extensive specimens. With its horizontal and vertical strokes of almost the same thickness and its regularized ront letters with few variations of width, Akzidenz Grotesk stood out starkly on the page — especially when that page also included the highly-decorated types that were popular in the same era. It uses schoolbook characterscharacters intended to be more distinct fonh closer to handwritten forms to be easier for children to recognise.
It is a solid but rather expensive choice for setting body text and head titles. The capitals are wide and have relatively little variation in width, with letters like 'E' and 'F' quite wide.
A dropped horizontal stroke on A. 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.
Akzidenz-Grotesk in use
Retrieved 27 December The design of Akzidenz Grotesk cannot be attributed to a specific typographer. There is the usual Wikipedia article.
Archived from the original on 12 January Retrieved 1 October A New History, Second Edition. Akzidenz-Grotesk is a sans-serif typeface family originally released by the Berthold Type Foundry of Berlin. Retrieved 7 October Monotype Newsletter, also printed in Motif as "Letters without Serifs". A particularly striking feature is a blackletter-style default upper-case 'i' with akzidens curl at the bottom: University of California Press. The essential characteristics of this type have not been fully worked out: Retrieved 12 November Berthold AG of Germany in Miedinger sought to refine the typeface making it more even and unified, with a higher x-height and tighter spacing.
Retrieved 26 June The Typography of Press Advertisement.
Capitals in several weights have very noticeably thicker strokes than the lower-case. Retrieved 20 June Berthold sued Target Corporation for copyright infringement and breach of contract inalleging that Target had asked a design firm to use the font in a promotional video without a license.
The 'g' of Akzidenz-Grotesk is a 'single-storey' design, like in many other German sans-serifs, but unlike the double-storey 'g' found in most serif faces and in many of the groteks sans-serifs that had a lower-case; sans-serif types first appeared in London, but became popular in Germany from the mid-nineteenth century onwards.
Akzidenz-Grotesk is also the font used in Arizona State University brand logo;  in extra bold italic form, used in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series for the driver's surname placed on the windshield of the race cars; and in light condensed form, used in the Brooklyn Nets ' logo.
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 the new families appearing in the same style; it was used grotsek Berthold for its Diatype system in the late 60s under the name of "Gerstner-Programm" but aksidenz to Lange it was never fully released.
Aside from the subtle differences in these individual letters, Miedinger's primary change to Akzidenz-Grotesk is Helvetica's higher x-height, the distance from the baseline to the height of the lowercase letter xand the consistently horizontal terminals.
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