Akzidenz Grotesk

Akzidenz Grotesk is a grotesque sans-serif typeface that dates back to 1896. It was the first sans-serif typeface to ever be widely used and it later influenced the design of Helvetica. Akzidenz Grotesk has a much lower x-height than Helvetica which is an easy way to tell the two apart. I’m always happy to see Akzidenz Grotesk used on the web in place of Helvetica because it immediately gives the design a much more distinctive feel.

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Akzidenz Grotesk Specimen

Akzidenz Grotesk Type Specimen

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Akzidenz Grotesk Font Pairings

Positive Sum
Dec 24, 2020
Frank Darling
Jul 22, 2019
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Blanc Festival
Apr 8, 2019
Fonts — Traulha, Akzidenz Grotesk
Mar 26, 2019
Butch Life
Mar 11, 2019
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What Matters
Aug 9, 2018
Fonts — Didot, Akzidenz Grotesk
Beyond the Vines
Apr 2, 2018
Fonts — Akzidenz Grotesk
Jan 20, 2018
Parisi Tour
Sep 13, 2017
Nelson Vassalo
Apr 12, 2017
Fonts — Akzidenz Grotesk
Today Studios
Feb 2, 2017
Fonts — Akzidenz Grotesk
Nov 6, 2016
Fonts — Akzidenz Grotesk, Bodoni
Grey Room
Jul 28, 2016
Studio Mut
Oct 18, 2015
Fonts — Akzidenz Grotesk
Aug 15, 2015
Fonts — Akzidenz Grotesk
Confetti Studio
May 23, 2015
Fonts — Optima, Akzidenz Grotesk
Work & Co
May 20, 2015
Fonts — Garamond, Akzidenz Grotesk
Feb 14, 2015
Bassodrome Festival
Nov 19, 2014
Fonts — Harbour, Akzidenz Grotesk
Oct 8, 2014
Fonts — Akzidenz Grotesk, Melior
Oct 2, 2014
Fonts — Akzidenz Grotesk
Jul 17, 2014
Fonts — Akzidenz Grotesk, Prensa
May 21, 2014
Fonts — Akzidenz Grotesk
Alexander Radsby
Feb 13, 2014
Fonts — Akzidenz Grotesk
Jan 7, 2014
Fonts — Akzidenz Grotesk

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