Nerd out with me.
Specimen books were once an essential part of the print industry. They are far less common today, with foundries putting their effort into well-designed websites to showcase their typefaces instead. Still, there is something to be said for seeing type in its natural habitat—paper. I was tasked with going old school and creating a specimen book for a typeface of my choosing.
I chose Akzidenz Grotesk because I have a soft spot for underrated classics. When I learned that AG was made around the same time that the x-ray machine was invented, I knew that a marriage between these two cutting-edge creations was meant to be.