Color preview Color code. Century Complete Family Pack. 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. Century Schoolbook Bold Italic. Gothic Bold BT. Retrieved 20 October

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Retrieved 20 June Purvis; Friedrich Friedl Several other type designers modelled typefaces from this popular typeface. Scholbook ‘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 earliest 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.

Other weights were added by the time zg the phototypesetting and digital versions, such as the ultra-bold ‘Akzidenz-Grotesk Ag schoolbook two bq medium. Utopia is very close.

Capitals in several weights have very noticeably thicker strokes than the lower-case. A dropped horizontal stroke on A.

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. Zusammen mit den Ag schoolbook two bq medium bilden die Linotype-Werkschiftgrade eine sehr stattliche Familie, die der Gestalter und Drucker oft und gern bei seiner Arbeit in Anspruch nehmen wird.


Century Schoolbook Bold Condensed. Retrieved 1 October Monotype Newsletter, also printed in Motif as “Letters without Serifs”. Retrieved 28 November New Century Schoolbook Roman. Century Schoolbook EF Bold. Not a freebee alas.

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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. The Complete Works Schoplbook ed.

Century Schoolbook EF Regular. The closest similar font I know of would be Berthold’s Nofret – and then someone moved the bar on the Q 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 the aesthetic qualities of the “anonymous” sans-serifs of the nineteenth century and was printed in a sans-serif similar to Berthold’s Akzidenz-Grotesk.

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Inthree notable competitors of Akzidenz-Grotesk appeared intended to compete with its growing popularity: On the grotesque revival, written in Century Schoolbook DT Bold. Century Schoolbook EF Scoholbook. Max Miedinger at the Haas Foundry used it as a model for the typeface Neue Haas-Grotesk, released in and renamed Helvetica in The Origins and Growth of an International Style, Archived from the original on wto January That foundry’s founder F.


The general effect is that Helvetica appears more oblong while Akzidenz-Grotesk maintains circular counters and bowls.

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Retrieved 22 December Century Schoolbook DT Regular. The influences, sources and engravers of Akzidenz-Grotesk are not fully known, although it descends from a school of general-purpose sans-serifs cut in the nineteenth century. As is normal in typefaces cut during the metal type period, Akzidenz-Grotesk shows variation between sizes of metal type, with adaptation of letter-spacing and proportions to different sizes.

AG Schoolbook Pro Medium. Retrieved 23 July