Aktiv Grotesk

Aktiv Grotesk is a grotesque sans-serif typeface released through Dalton Maag in 2010. It has been described as a “Helvetica killer.” The designers of Aktiv Grotesk wanted to create something in between Helvetica and Univers by removing the quirks from Helvetica and adding a bit of warmth to Univers. Aktiv Grotesk is one of my personal favorite grotesques.

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Aktiv Grotesk Specimen

Aktiv Grotesk Type Specimen

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Wedge Gallery
Mar 15, 2021
Julie Blaive
Mar 4, 2021
Fonts — Love, Aktiv Grotesk
Contino Studio
Feb 20, 2021
Fonts — Nein, Aktiv Grotesk
Input
Jul 29, 2020
Rino & Pelle
Apr 14, 2020
Andy Warhol
Apr 5, 2020
Fonts — Aktiv Grotesk
Cosmic Hour
Mar 27, 2020
LookBook.wtf
Feb 9, 2020
Paper by WeTransfer
Nov 23, 2019
Fonts — GT Super, Aktiv Grotesk
MDS Coating
Sep 13, 2019
Fonts — Aktiv Grotesk, Roboto
Firstborn
Jul 5, 2019
Fonts — Aktiv Grotesk, Apercu Mono
Gautier Maillard
Apr 3, 2019
Fonts — GT Super, Aktiv Grotesk
Josh Sender
Dec 31, 2016
Fonts — Canela, Aktiv Grotesk
Help Scout
Sep 21, 2016
Fonts — Aktiv Grotesk
Nurture Digital
Apr 11, 2016
Seesaw
Feb 10, 2015
St James London
Jan 12, 2015
Fonts — Stanley, Aktiv Grotesk
Top 10 Albums of 2014
Dec 23, 2014
Fonts — Lust, Aktiv Grotesk
Portsmouth City Council
Fonts — Aktiv Grotesk
Photomap
Mar 25, 2014
Fonts — Aktiv Grotesk
Design Co.Mission
Nov 3, 2013
Fonts — Aktiv Grotesk
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Curated by Jeremiah Shoaf  ·  @typewolf

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