Webfont Akkurat Alternative

unthink's picture

We are not Wolff Olins, so we’re trying to find something
similar to Akkurat that is available as a Webfont.
Any suggestions would be gratefully appreciated.

Thanks a mill,


oldnick's picture

Built on the same basic model, although presently only available in Regular and Bold…


blank's picture

Just use arial.

dsb's picture

I think you might like DIN better than Arial as an Akkurat alternative.

Trevor Baum's picture

Runda is available on Typekit - it's not exceedingly similar, but it's another sturdy grotesk that could do the trick.

Frode Bo Helland's picture

“We are not Wolff Olins, so we’re trying to find something

Perhaps you’re not [as famous as] Wolff Olins because you are “trying to find something similar”?

Stephen Coles's picture

Lineto fonts are not yet available for the web, Frode. I think he means they can't afford to create their own font.

I would recommend FF DIN, FF Bau, or Antenna.

Frode Bo Helland's picture

Yeah yeah, I understood that :) I was commenting on society in general.

unthink's picture

Thanks for those suggestions, FF Bau was on the maybe list. Just can't seem to find anything that bridges the gap between a grotesk and something more engineered like FF Din, in the way that akkurat does.

Stephen Coles's picture

Good suggestion, Frode. Also, in another vein, Geogrotesque. Though I don't recommend it for small sizes. (See Windows performance.)

Frode Bo Helland's picture

Same for Neuzeit. Check the browser samples!

unthink's picture

Decisions, decisions… Thanks a mill for the suggestions, reckon I need to sleep on it over the weekend!

Felix Lobelius's picture

What about Colophon's Apercu?
Their mono is very similar to Akkurat Mono.


Brown Fox's picture

I heard Lineto has started to license their fonts as webfonts as well on request. Pretty sure that goes for Akkurat, Akkurat Mono as well.

sandrosandro's picture


Have anyone notice swiss design awards site, it uses Lineto Brown. Is this legal?

Stephen Coles's picture

Only Lineto could tell us that. It's possible that they gave permission and/or a special license.

misemefein's picture

swiss design awards.ch does not use Brown. I contacted Lineto around summer 2011, and was informed their fonts are still a no-no.

kronicred's picture

Are you sure? That looks like Brown to me. If you look at the filenames of the fonts that they are loading up they're just gibberish, and they refer to them as BAKfont, so it's hard to say what's going on.

riccard0's picture

they refer to them as BAKfont

Where BAK stands for Bundesamt für Kultur (http://www.bak.admin.ch/), organisers of the Swiss Federal Design Award. So it could well be a custom font.

Florian Hardwig's picture

From the colophon of the website:

LL Brown Regular, Aurèle Sack, Lausanne, www.lineto.com


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