Laurenz Brunner, Akkurat specimen (). The sans-serif typeface Akkurat, designed by the talented Swiss designer Laurenz Brunner and. Websites using the typeface Akkurat with personal recommendations for similar web fonts, suggested font Akkurat Type Specimen Akkurat Font Pairings. I hate it when I find out about an item that I really want after it’s already sold out. The Akkurat Specimen offered by Lineto and designed by.

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Design of the Week: Akkurat

It has its own page, for one, which incorporates an insightful akkurat celebrating the functional font’s clean and crisp character.

Once published you lose all control over how it’s used — time is the only judge. As Specmien only had two minutes to do it, it didn’t turn out great, so I doubt I’ll ever use it. Laurenz Brunner, Akkurat Specimen What projects are you currently working on? Basket 0 Checkout Sign in.

Akkurat was first released in and almost immediately became widely used. How does Akkurat relate to the rest of your work? Sign in Contact About. Like Helvetica before it, Akkurat has all but taken over the graphic design world.

We’re also pushing two longer term type designs over the finishing line which should surface shortly on lineto. Akkurat became something of a mascot for this movement. Who is Nick Bonner giving his book to this Christmas? The vintage handbag that never was but is now. John, your wish is my command. Julia Born, Beauty and the Book set in Akkurat The concept of Akkurat was to shape a more universal tool, which I felt in the end could only go full circle by marooning it into in a broader context.


My typeface was an anti-thesis to that context — a utilitarian typographic notion that, looking back, I was only able to embrace by living a healthy distance from Switzerland, my home country, famed for its modernist heritage. Phaidon is headquartered in London and New York City. Sorry to double-comment like this, but a subscribe to comments feature would be useful: I wonder if anyone would like to donate a copy to me; Keep up the great work on this site—inspiring stuff. The plastic pleasure-boat worlds of Verner Panton.

But I’m always pleased to see meaningful work being done with it, in areas none of us could have predicted. An inspirational resource focused on design, typography, minimalism and modernism. They are punch-cut for easy storage in standard folders.

Comes in a special foil-blocked sturdy cardboard envelope for safe delivery. I wonder if anyone would like to donate a copy to me.

Akkurat Cult designer Laurenz Brunner on the most popular Swiss typeface of the last decade. For a long time I never considered releasing the font — I thought of it as my own personal writing tool. Design of the Week: I’ve always considered that letters, the smallest unit of visual communication, were an essential real estate within my work, a hinge between language and form.


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You’re not specifically a type designer. What made you draw it in the first place?

It is a bummer that this great piece is no longer spedimen. Who is Kimberlie Birks giving her book to this Christmas? I started the design process in London inin a graphic design environment that was driven by illustration and saturated with expressive fonts.

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The slow and monochromatic nature of the type design process and the engagement with anachronistic shapes creates an interesting contrast to many processes of our high-paced design culture. I found another great item that is sold out as well. It actually took several weeks for the first license to leave the shop, and it wasn’t until two akkruat three years later that designers started becoming more interested in an ‘objective’ typographic style, reanimating a lot of classic Swiss design values.