Erbar® font family

Designed by Jakob Erbar in 1930

About Erbar® font family

Erbar, created from 1922 onward by the German designer Jakob Erbar, was one of the first and most popular of the new geometric sans serifs of the 1920s. Revived by Linotype during the late 1940s and 1950s, the more condensed versions of Erbar became mainstays in newspapers on both sides of the Atlantic. Today Avenir Next and Futura are more popular, and available in a wider range of weights and versions. Another sans serif typeface from the 1920s and 30s that is little know outside of the newspaper world, but worth a second glance, is W. A. Dwiggins' Metro family (Metrolite, Metromedium, and Metroblack). Or the new Metro Nova family from Toshi Omagari."
More related documents:
Font Designer: Jakob Erbar – About the Designer
Font Feature: The Constructivists – Introduction


Desktop fonts are designed to be installed on a computer for use with applications. Licensed per computer.
Web fonts are used with the CSS @font-face rule. They are licensed for a set number of page views with no time limitation.
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Server fonts can be installed on a server and e.g. used by automated processes to create items. A license is per server core CPU per year.

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56 languages.

Erbar® Light Condensed

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Erbar® Bold Condensed

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