NB Akademie™ Std/Pro (2016)
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    After the successful release of Neubau’s popular NB International™ Pro in 2014, let’s introduce its conceptual successor: NB Akademie™ Std/Pro … Read More
    After the successful release of Neubau’s popular NB International™ Pro in 2014, let’s introduce its conceptual successor: NB Akademie™ Std/Pro NB Akademie™ is a contemporary grotesque type system designed by Stefan Gandl comprising of 20 styles: Light, Light-Italic, Mono Light, Mono Light-Italic, Regular, Italic, Mono, Mono-Italic, Medium, Medium-Italic, Mono Medium, Mono Medium-Italic, Bold, Bold-Italic, Mono Bold, Mono Bold-Italic, Black, Black-Italic, Mono Black, Mono Black-Italic. The typeface’s infuences and naming go way back to legendary German type designer Ferdinand Theinhardt and his revolutionary typeset ‘Royal Grotesk’ (1880) designed for the publications of the “Königlich-Preußischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin”. After selling his own type foundry ‘Ferd. Theinhardt Schriftgiesserei Berlin’ Theinhardt’s ‘Royal Grotesk’ later became internationally known and successful as Berthold’s Akzidenz Grotesk (1896) — the godmother of all modern grotesque typefaces. BE Akzidenz Grotesk™, NB Grotesk™, NB International™, NB Akademie™ A closer look at glyph proportions of Akzidenz Grotesk originally became the starting point for the grid based development of Neubau’s distilled grotesque: NB Grotesk™ (2008) – a “brutally” honest and optically non-corrected mono line type system comprising of 28 styles. An optically balanced version of NB Grotesk’s ‘skeleton’ resulted in Neubau’s popular NB International™ (2014) type system paying homage to the ‘international style’ era. Coming full circle with NB International’s conceptual successor – NB Akademie™ (2016) — which is a more distinctive and refined follower inspired by the studio homegrown Berlin influences. An optically balanced version of NB Grotesk’s ‘skeleton’ resulted in Neubau’s popular NB International™ (2014) type system paying homage to the ‘international style’ era. Coming full circle with NB International’s conceptual successor – NB Akademie™ (2016) — which is a more distinctive and refined follower inspired by the studio homegrown Berlin influences. Na? Aa! While the first versions of NB Akademie™ — also known as NB National™ — remain exclusively available to the Neubau studio and its commissioned projects, an entirely reworked, more contrasting and extended version including two more styles (Black, Black-Italic) will be internationally marketed as ‘NB Akademie™’ in 2016. NB Akademie™ will be available in OpenType Std format and as OpenType Pro Edition supporting 104+ latin based languages. The typeset will be exclusively available for print and web use with extended licenses for app-, ebook- and OEM-embedding as well as (Small Business) Broadcast licenses via NBL in 2016. Designer: SG Producer/Vendor: Neubau, NBL Year: 2016 Related: NB International™ NB National™ NB Grotesk™ laborgras identiy 50th-Anniversary-of-the-British-Road-Sign Read Less
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After the successful release of Neubau’s popular NB International™ Pro in 2014, here is the introduction to its conceptual successor:
NB Akademie™ Std/Pro
 

NB Akademie™ is a contemporary sans-serif grotesque type system designed by Stefan Gandl comprising of 20 styles: Light, Light-Italic, Mono Light, Mono Light-Italic, Regular, Italic, Mono, Mono-Italic, Medium, Medium-Italic, Mono Medium, Mono Medium-Italic, Bold, Bold-Italic, Mono Bold, Mono Bold-Italic, Black, Black-Italic, Mono Black, Mono Black-Italic.

The typeface’s infuences and naming go way back to legendary German type designer Ferdinand Theinhardt and his revolutionary typeset ‘Royal Grotesk’ (1880) designed for the publications of the “Königlich-Preußischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin”. After selling his own type foundry ‘Ferd. Theinhardt Schriftgiesserei BerlinTheinhardt’sRoyal Grotesk’ later became internationally successful as Berthold’s Akzidenz Grotesk (1896) — the godmother of all modern grotesque typefaces.
 


NB Akademie™ will be available as OpenType Std format and as OpenType Pro Edition supporting 102+ latin based languages.
 The typeset will be exclusively available for print, web and app-use with special licenses for ebook- and OEM-embedding as well as (Small Business) Broadcast licenses via NBL starting on 31st of October 2016.

Designer: SG
Producer/Vendor: Neubau, NBL
Year: 2016

                    Neubau Akademie Specimen Publication, Cover


NB Akademie™ Black
NB Akademie™ Bold
NB Akademie™ Medium
 
NB Akademie™ Regular
 
NB Akademie™ Light
 
NB Akademie™ Black
 
NB Akademie™ Bold
NB Akademie™ Medium
NB Akademie™ Regular
NB Akademie™ Light
 
NB Akademie™ Type System
5 weights, 20 styles
 
 
 
 
 
Original poster design by Dan Friedman for a film screening of “Die Normannen Kommen” at the design school in Ulm
Germany, 1968