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Bold Condensed

Akzidenz Freena Bold Condensed is a new old typeface based on a letterpress sample of Akzidenz Grotesque Bold Condensed, printed by Freena Tailor at the London College of Communication, part of the University of the Arts London. The rough texture in these letters, replicating the imperfect impression of the original letterpress print, makes this font graphically complex – making display and printing slower than normal.

The uppercase letters are slightly rougher than the lowercase, but they are otherwise identical.

Produced by Keith Martin. Free license for all uses.

Download TrueType font (572KB zip archive)


Akzidenz Grotesque was created by Hermann Berthold in 1898. It was a popular display font, and can be found in many letterpress type collections.



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