Fonts that look as close to these but free to download

nejlika12's picture

Am a student and can't afford the fonts listed below.
However I need fonts that look as alike as the listed fonts below for an important design project.

Berthold Akzidenz Grotesk Medium Condensed
Berthold Akzidenz Grotesk Medium
Berthold Akzidenz Grotesk Super
Minion Pro Display
Galliard Display Roman
AG Book Pro Regular

Would be very happy if someone please could help me out with some free alternatives.

aluminum's picture

Akzidenz Grotesk & AG Book = closest free option is probably Arial or Helvetica (free as in likely pre-installed on your computer)

Minion Pro = if you have a Mac, perhaps Palatino would suffice (again, pre-installed). Also note that, I think--at least at one time--Minion was installed for you if you purchased an Adobe product such as Illustrator or Photoshop.

Galliard = I'm not much help there. Maybe Georgia is close enough to the ballpark for you. But that's probably a long shot.

bowfinpw's picture

I also think that nearly any Garamond would look fairly close to Minion.

- Mike Yanega

flooce's picture

Instead of Minion you can use Crimson Text: http://www.aldusleaf.org

flooce's picture

Instead of Galliard Display you can use Pona Display Demo: http://new.myfonts.com/fonts/tipografies/pona-display/

When it comes to Akzidenz Grotesk, go for a geometric sans. Helvetica, Arial if you have, if not get one of their sisters:

Tex Gyre Heros: http://www.fontsquirrel.com/fonts/TeX-Gyre-Heros
or Nimbus Sans, which is part of the URW font package: http://www.artifex.com/downloads/

Another geometric sans is:
Eau: http://www.fontsquirrel.com/fonts/Eau

Alex Kaczun's picture

You might find my new release of Contax Sans as a possibility.

Has 2 free fonts... Roman & Italic

http://new.myfonts.com/fonts/typeinnovations/contax-sans/

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