INFO about, Akzidenz Grotesk

anonymous's picture

I'm lokking for some more information about Akzidenz Grotesk.
who did it?
when?
from wich country? (germany I think)
why?
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 MyFonts.com:

http://www.myfonts.com/Person205.html

Information about the H. Berthold Foundry:

http://www.myfonts.com/FontFoundry68.html
and
http://www.bertholdtypes.com/home.html

David

anonymous's picture

GGL definitely was not the original designer of AG.

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