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Französische Grotesk Haas

Reworking of Breite Halbfette Grotesk by Schelter & Giesecke, Leipzig (1890), matrices aquired by Haas ca. 1900 and initially named Breite Fette Grotesk. They changed the g to the single storey form, supposedly more popular in German speaking countries by that time.

 

Französische Grotesk functioned as a direct model for Neue Haas-Grotesk (later Helvetica) together with Berthold’s Akzidenz-Grotesk and Normal Grotesk by Haas.

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Taken on August 30, 2007