Französische Grotesk Haas

Musterblatt, 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.

 

Revived by Christian Schwartz and issued as FF Bau in 2002.

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Taken on August 30, 2007