INFO about, Akzidenz Grotesk

anonymous's picture

I'm lokking for some more information about Akzidenz Grotesk.
who did it?
from wich country? (germany I think)
and orher similar informations would be great.

any one can help me?
is there a web site where i can find these kind of informations?
i've tried in some books but i didn't got anything useful.
thanks a lot.

anonymous's picture

I suspect that Günter Gerhard Lange supervised the digitization of Standard for the PostScript version of Akzidenz Grotesk, as he was only born in 1921, while Standard/Akzidenz was introduced by Berthold in their 1896 catalog. I've found no information about the original designer.

More information about Günter Gerhard Lange can be found at

Information about the H. Berthold Foundry:


anonymous's picture

GGL definitely was not the original designer of AG.

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