(x) Standard - aka Akzidenz Grotesk, pre-digital version {Chris L}

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Found this type sample in a book called "The Type Specimen Book, 544 Different Typefaces with over 3000 sizes shown in complete alphabets"

In the book its labeled as Standard (Foundry).

I have found digital version however neither seem to match. Can anyone suggest a closer match.

I have convinced the client into using the font, now I have to deliver a digital version of this rare sample, so I would greatly appreciate any ideas. It is a beautiful font and is definitely markedly different from Helvetica for example.

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dezcom's picture

Berthold's Akzidenz Grotesk was known as "Standard" in metal in the USA.

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http://www.bertholdtypes.com/bq_library/AkzidenzGrotesk.html shows the Berthold. Your drawing is not exactly that. I remember it well from hand setting it years ago.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/dezcom/220217441/

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