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Akzidenz–Grotesk Serie, Die “klassische” Grotesk, Probe Nr. 462, c. 1964. H. Berthold AG, Schriftgiesserei und Messinglinienfabrik, Berlin, Germany. Type Specimen

Akzidenz–Grotesk Probe Nr. 462 Type Specimen : [H. Berthhold AG]

Akzidenz–Grotesk Serie, Die “klassische” Grotesk, Probe Nr. 462, c. 1964. H. Berthold AG, Schriftgiesserei und Messinglinienfabrik, Berlin, Germany. 7.25 x 10.5, pp. 32 with stapled illustrated covers. Printed in Germany.

“Perhaps austere beauty is the very essence of a good Grotesque type, and therefore only those designs will be of lasting appeal, which most nearly approximate to this ideal of impersonal perfection. This, in fact is the achievement of Berthold’s Standard Grotesque.” 

Featuring approx. sixteen varieties: Serie 57, Halbfett Serie 58, Mager (Liliput–Grotesk), Regular, Halbfett, Fett, Skelett, Breitmager, Breit, Breithalbfett, Breitfett, Schmalmager, AG Eng, Schmalhalbfett, Schmalfett, Extra, and Plakatschriften.

Near fine with light handling to the front cover. Interior clean and unmarked. Hard-to-find.