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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Apr 12, 2017
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Feb 2, 2017
Fonts — Akzidenz Grotesk
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Nov 6, 2016
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Jul 28, 2016
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Oct 18, 2015
Fonts — Akzidenz Grotesk
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Aug 15, 2015
Fonts — Akzidenz Grotesk
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May 23, 2015
Fonts — Optima, Akzidenz Grotesk
Work & Co
May 20, 2015
Fonts — Garamond, Akzidenz Grotesk
Navy
Feb 14, 2015
Bassodrome Festival
Nov 19, 2014
Fonts — Harbour, Akzidenz Grotesk
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Oct 8, 2014
Fonts — Akzidenz Grotesk, Melior
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Fonts — Akzidenz Grotesk
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Jul 17, 2014
Fonts — Akzidenz Grotesk, Prensa
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May 21, 2014
Fonts — Akzidenz Grotesk
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Fonts — Akzidenz Grotesk


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