Berthold first published Akzidenz-Grotesk in 1898. Originally named “Accidenz-Grotesk” the design originates from Royal Grotesk light by royal type-cutter Ferdinand Theinhardt. The Theinhardt foundry later merged with Berthold and also supplied the regular, medium and bold weights.
In the 1950s Günter Gerhard Lange, then art director at Berthold, began a project to enlarge the typeface family, adding a larger character set, but retaining all of the idiosyncrasies of the 1898 face. Under the direction of Günter Gerhard Lange, Berthold added AG Medium Italic (1963), AG ExtraBold (1966) , AG Italic (1967), AG ExtraBold Condensed & Italic (1968), AG Super (1968).
Today, we are sharing with you some free alternative fonts to Akzidenz Grotesk, we tried to find the best matching fonts that you can use for your design projects.
Akzidenz Grotesk Light – [Basic Commerce Light]
Akzidenz Grotesk Regular – [Basic Commerce Roman]
Akzidenz Grotesk Medium – [Aileron Semi Bold]
Akzidenz Grotesk Bold – [Basic Commerce Bold]
Akzidenz Grotesk Super – [Basic Commerce Black]
Akzidenz Grotesk Italics
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I hope you enjoyed our collections of Akzidenz Grotesk font family similar fonts and their alternatives. We tried to match the exact font style and their italic versions from a wide range of free available fonts from the web. Most of the fonts we provided are free for personal use but some do allow commercial usage too. So, it is recommended to always check the font license before using on your project.