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Haas Normal-Grotesk | by Indra Kupferschmid
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Haas Normal-Grotesk

Decendant of “Neue Moderne Grotesk”, originally ca. 1909 by Wagner & Schmidt, Leipzig. Initially issued by Haas under the name “Accidenz-Grotesk”, later spelled “Akzidenz-Grotesk”. Regular style (“Normal”) added in 1943. Revised in 1954 and renamed “Normal-Grotesk” to prevent confusion with Berthold’s Akzidenz-Grotesk.


Normal-Grotesk functioned as a direct model for Neue Haas-Grotesk (later Helvetica) together with Französische Grotesk (a descendant of Schelter & Giesecke’s Breite halbfette Grotesk) by Haas and Berthold’s Akzidenz-Grotesk.

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Taken on August 30, 2007