1920's san serif fonts

Arran's picture

Hi everyone, im working on a project at the moment and want to find some fonts that are from the 1920's as this is relevant to the company. Can anyone offer any insight into san serif fonts that were prevalent in the 1920's?
Thanks in advance

Florian Hardwig's picture

Hi Arran,

here’s a little list. Some of them have been designed before the 1920s.

Venus
Berthold Akzidenz Grotesk
Aurora
Industria
Splendid Grotesk
Stempel Reform Grotesk
Berthold Block

Monotype Grotesque
News Gothic
Franklin Gothic

Issued rather at the end of the 1920s, popular in the 1930s:
Erbar Grotesk
Kabel
Futura
Neuzeit Grotesk
Gill Sans

F

bojev's picture

From American Type Founders: (late 20s - early 30s)

Lightline Gothic
Poster Gothic
Gothic No. 544
Franklin Gothic
Alternate Gothic No.1, 2 & 3
Raleigh Gothic Condensed
Agency Gothic

Arran's picture

Thanks both, most helpful. I feel that because the main project will be a few journals on different topics i might have to plump for good old akzidenz.... though perhaps with a tweak for good measure. What i probably didnt and should have mentioned is that ideally id like to find a fontn that can primarily work as body copy, but if it can look good at display size too then thats a bonus.
Florian i couldnt find any link to Splendid Grotesk – can you steer me in the right direction?

Florian Hardwig's picture

There’s some information about Splendid Grotesk, its roots and possible digital replacements in this thread.

Arran's picture

Thanks Florian

Bleisetzer's picture

1927
Wotan
http://www.bleisetzer.de/cms/front_content.php?idcat=57&idart=983
Enge Wotan
http://www.bleisetzer.de/cms/front_content.php?idcat=57&idart=574
Futura bold
http://www.bleisetzer.de/cms/front_content.php?idcat=57&idart=518
Venus
http://www.bleisetzer.de/cms/front_content.php?idcat=57&idart=468
Erbar bold italic
http://www.bleisetzer.de/cms/front_content.php?idcat=57&idart=934
Erbar bold
http://www.bleisetzer.de/cms/front_content.php?idcat=57&idart=977
Kabel bold
http://www.bleisetzer.de/cms/front_content.php?idcat=57&idart=980

1928
Berthold-Grotesk
http://www.bleisetzer.de/cms/front_content.php?idcat=57&idart=637
Berthold-Grotesk light
http://www.bleisetzer.de/cms/front_content.php?idcat=57&idart=720
Futura bold
http://www.bleisetzer.de/cms/front_content.php?idcat=57&idart=657
Neuzeit-Grotesk bold
http://www.bleisetzer.de/cms/front_content.php?idcat=57&idart=618
Elegant-Grotesk
http://www.bleisetzer.de/cms/front_content.php?idcat=57&idart=579
Elegant-Grotesk bold
http://www.bleisetzer.de/cms/front_content.php?idcat=57&idart=578
Gill bold
http://www.bleisetzer.de/cms/front_content.php?idcat=57&idart=921
1929
Neuzeit-Grotesk xtrabold italic
http://www.bleisetzer.de/cms/front_content.php?idcat=57&idart=923
Erbar-Grotesk condensed
http://www.bleisetzer.de/cms/front_content.php?idcat=57&idart=937
Erbar-Grotesk bold
http://www.bleisetzer.de/cms/front_content.php?idcat=57&idart=942
Kabel xtrabold
http://www.bleisetzer.de/cms/front_content.php?idcat=57&idart=981
Monument, Schnitt 13
http://www.bleisetzer.de/cms/front_content.php?idcat=57&idart=1061

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