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Aurora Grotesk

The original Aurora Grotesk dates back to the Johannes Wagner Foundry (1912), but Paul Barnes points out that the same typeface appears under multiple names in the Handbuch der Schriftarten, 1926:

  • Akzidenz-Grotesk, Breite fette, Haas'sche Schriftgießerei
  • Aurora Grotesk, C.E. Weber (12 styles; scan by Ulrich Stiehl)
  • Edel-Grotesk, Fette, Ludwig Wagner
  • Favorit-Grotesk, Otto Weisert
  • Klassische Grotesk, Breite fette, J. D. Trennert&Sohn
  • Koloß, Breite, J. John Söhne, Hamburg
  • Krupp-Hallo, Wagner&Schmidt and then Ludwig&Mayer
  • Progreß-Grotesk, C. E. Weber
  • Siegfried-Grotesk, D. Stempel
  • Venus-Grotesk, Breite fette, Bauersche Gießerei

On the digital side, in chronological order:

  • Swiss 939, aka AuroraBT Bold Condensed and AuroraBT Roman Condensed (between 1990 and 1999): two narrow Aurora styles by Bitstream (see also Uli Stiehl's charts). Now called Aurora Condensed and Aurora Bold Condensed). In the old days, we also had News 706 at Bitstream.
  • Reservoir Grunge (1999, free font by Zeta Fonts, South Africa).
  • Annonce (2006, Canada Type) by Hans van Maanen: a revival of the original Aurora Grotesk from Johannes Wagner Foundry (1912).
  • Dada Grotesk (2007, Optimo) by Alexandre Dimos and Gaël Étienne (deValence).
  • Castcraft has Aurora Bold Condensed (like Anzeigen Grotesk), Aurora Condensed (like Inserat Grotesk), Aurora Grotesk No8 (like Aurora Condensed and Wotan BoldCond), Aurora Grotesk No9 (like Aurora Condensed and Wotan XBoldCond).

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file name: Castcraft O P T I Aurora Bold Condensed


file name: Castcraft O P T I Aurora Condensed


file name: Castcraft O P T I Aurora Grotesk No 8


file name: Castcraft O P T I Aurora Grotesk No 9


file name: U R W Anzeigen Grotesk


file name: Haas Anzeigen Grotesk 1943b


file name: Haas Anzeigen Grotesk 1943


file name: Bitstream Aurora Condensed 144742


file name: Bitstream Aurora Condensed a


file name: Bauersche Giesserei Venus Breit Fett


file name: Bauersche Giesserei Venus Breit Fett


file name: Bauersche Giesserei Venus Breit Halbfett


file name: Bauersche Giesserei Venus Breit Halbfett


file name: Bauersche Giesserei Venus Breit Mager


file name: Bauersche Giesserei Venus Dreiviertelfett


file name: Bauersche Giesserei Venus Fett


file name: Bauersche Giesserei Venus Fette Kursiv


file name: Bauersche Giesserei Venus Grotesk


file name: Bauersche Giesserei Venus Magere Kursiv


file name: Bauersche Giesserei Venus Schmal Dreiviertelfett


file name: Bauersche Giesserei Venus Schmal Halbfett


file name: Bauersche Giesserei Venus Schmal Mager


file name: C E Weber Aurora Grotesk 1912


file name: Weber Aurora Grotesk







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