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Akko Pro font

Akko Pro

Akko Pro family (Linotype library) contains 12 fonts.

Akko is named after its designer, Linotype’s type director Akira Kobayashi, who began working on the type family in early 2010. “I originally planned to design a sans serif font with rounded corners,” he explains. “But then I became attracted to the idea of an industrial, engineered design, something similar to the rectilinear form of DIN Next™, but with curved strokes and soft proportions.”

By combining the austere industrial concept with the softer, friendlier aspects, Kobayashi managed to create two typeface families in one: Akko and Akko Rounded. Both can be seen as a stylistic blend of two extremes — the restrained and functional DIN Next and the organic, informal Cooper Black™.

The characters of Akko and Akko Rounded are characterized by simplicity and compactness; they provided a stylish solution whenever space-saving becomes an issue. For this reason, Akira Kobayashi paid particular attention to the design of the counters and the junctions between strokes. The softly rounded diagonal strokes in letters such as A, V, K, v and y ensure that no dark areas are produced within texts. The appearance of text set in these fonts is thus homogeneous, straightforward and warm.

Akira Kobayashi has been working as Type Director at Linotype since 2001. He has reworked and enhanced many major typeface families, collaborating with Adrian Frutiger on Avenir® Next and with Hermann Zapf on Optima® Nova, to name but a few of his projects. Published in 2011, the Akko™ font family was the first Kobayashi original in quite some time – it has been worth the wait.

Akko Pro Thin

Akko Pro Thin sample
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Akko Pro Thin Italic

Akko Pro Thin Italic sample
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Akko Pro Light

Akko Pro Light sample
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Akko Pro Light Italic

Akko Pro Light Italic sample
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Akko Pro

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Akko Pro Italic

Akko Pro Italic sample
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Akko Pro Medium

Akko Pro Medium sample
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Akko Pro Medium Italic

Akko Pro Medium Italic sample
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Akko Pro Bold

Akko Pro Bold sample
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Akko Pro Bold Italic

Akko Pro Bold Italic sample
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Akko Pro Black

Akko Pro Black sample
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Akko Pro Black Italic

Akko Pro Black Italic sample
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