Träge Grotesk

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About Träge

Träge Grotesk is an extended typeface with low contrast, trying to combine the structural elegance of Akzidenz Grotesk and the bold, evenly-stroked aesthetic of early wood types.

 ︎︎︎wood type specimen

Refences ︎︎︎

Akzidenz Grotesk specimen ︎︎︎

I am fascinated with the structure of Akzidenz Grotesk, but I also love the boldness, evenness in strokes of early wood types. How about combine these two qualities into one typeface?

However, an extended typeface needs contrast to compensate for the “pressed” counter. It became a font design challenge of balancing the weight and legibility.

Current outcome:

Träge Grotesk in 3 weights, Font Specimen ︎︎︎

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