CC Accidenz Grotesk is a revival of the Akzidenz Grotesk font, created for Creative Commons by the Archetypo.xyz team Joaquín Contreras & Miguel Hernández Montoya. The font was designed under these basic premises:
- To establish a quality framework for a typeface based on the original design of Akzidenz Grotesk
- To improve the original canonic design that precedes Helvetica and optimize it for better Webfont visualizing
- To design a versatile text weight to be used in CC’s identity and logo, as well as in headlines, presentations, and other text applications
The end result was CC Accidenz Grotesk: a contemporary, versatile, and neutral version of Akzidenz Grotesk.