Adrian Frutiger – Caractères

Adrian Frutiger – Caractères

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The international creation of typefaces after 1950 was decisively influenced by the Swiss type designer Adrian Frutiger. His Univers typeface and the machine-readable font OCR-B, which was adopted as an ISO standard, are milestones, as is his type for the Paris airports, which set new standards for signage types and evolved into the Frutiger typeface. With his corporate types, he helped to define the public profiles of companies such as the Japanese Shiseido line of cosmetics. In all he created some fifty types, including Ondine, MAcridien, Avenir, and Vectora. Based on conversations with Frutiger himself and on extensive research in France, England, Germany, and Switzerland, this publication provides a highly detailed and accurate account of the type designera€™s artistic development. For the first time, all of his types a€“ from the design phase to the marketing stage a€“ are illustrated and analyzed with reference to the technology and related types. Hitherto unpublished types that were never realized and more than one hundred logos complete the picture.... Ein Gestaltungslehrbuch/ Typography a€” A Manual of Design/Typographie a€” Un Manuel de CrAcationa€o, Sulgen1967. Ruedi RA¼egg, Godi FrAphlich: a€¹ Typografische Grundlagen/ Bases Typographiques/ Basic Typographya€o, Zurich1972. ... Albrecht Seemann: a€¹Handbuch der Schriftarten. ... Francis Thibaudeau: a€¹Manuel FranAsais de Typographie Modernea€o, CA“uvresaamp;Valsery 2005 (fac-similAc de 1924).

Title:Adrian Frutiger – Caractères
Author: Heidrun Osterer, Philipp Stamm, Fondation Suisse Caractères et Typographie
Publisher:Walter de Gruyter - 2009-01-01


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