Akko® font family
Designed by Akira Kobayashi in 2011
Early in his career, Kobayashi drew original typefaces for the likes of Adobe, ITC, FontFont, Linotype and TypeBox. In the spring of 2001 he joined Linotype as type director and for the next several years collaborated with Adrian Frutiger and Hermann Zapf in the modernization and re-issuing of their earlier designs. Kobayashi's skill and design sensitivity contributed to the success of these typefaces and his creative prowess had a profound influence on the designs - but the end product was not totally his.
For the last several months, however, he has been working on a new and original typeface family. Picture an industrial strength typeface like the Isonorm™ design. Now blend this with an organic design like the Cooper Black™ typeface. It was the idea of the fusion of these two design concepts that inspired Kobayashi to draw Akko.
My initial idea was to create a sanserif type with a 'soft-focus' effect," says Kobayashi. "From here, the design evolved into two families, the robust and structured sanserif Akko and soft and friendly Akko Rounded."
The versions of Akko are available in six weights ranging from thin to black - each with complementary Italics. The family is available as a suite of OpenType™ Pro fonts, allowing for the automatic insertion of small caps, ligatures and alternate characters. Pro fonts also offer an extended character set supporting most Central European and many Eastern European languages.
Akko Black Italic
be installed on a computer for
use with applications.
Licensed per computer.
@font-face rule. They are licensed
for a set number of page views with
no time limitation.
in your mobile application. Each app
and platform requires a separate license.
embedded in an eBook, eMagazine or
eNewspaper. Fonts are licensed per title.
a server and e.g. used by automated
processes to create items.
A license is per server core CPU per year.
on which the font will be installed.
that you can use over time. We’ll let
you know when you’re running low.
Platforms you intend to embed the
font in. A license is valid for the life
of the version of the app.
you intend to embed the font in. Each license
is valid for one title for the life of that title.
CPUs of the servers on which
the font will be installed.
A license has a term of 1 year.
the font: OT (OpenType) with
Postscript outlines (OT CFF) or
TrueType outlines (OT TTF).
the font: W1G (98 languages),
COM (56 languages),
PRO (33 languages) or
STD (21 languages).
available in. These differ in contained
characters and file size. You get all
available versions with your license.
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Std / OT CFF
supports at least
Windows menu name: Akko Std Medium
PostScript name: AkkoStd-BlackItalic
PostScript full name: Akko Std Black Italic
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