Read e-book online Adrian Frutiger Typefaces: The Complete Works (2nd Edition) PDF


By Heidrun Osterer, Philipp Stamm

ISBN-10: 3038212601

ISBN-13: 9783038212607

The overseas production of typefaces after 1950 used to be decisively stimulated by means of the Swiss variety dressmaker Adrian Frutiger. His Univers typeface and the machine-readable font OCR-B, which was once followed as an ISO regular, are milestones, as is his kind for the Paris airports, which set new criteria for signage kinds and developed into the Frutiger typeface. along with his company varieties, he helped to outline the general public profiles of businesses resembling the japanese Shiseido line of cosmetics. In all he created a few fifty forms, together with Ondine, Méridien, Avenir, and Vectora.

Based on conversations with Frutiger himself and on vast learn in France, England, Germany, and Switzerland, this book presents a hugely distinct and exact account of the kind designer’s inventive improvement. All of his forms – from the layout part to the promoting level – are illustrated and analyzed almost about the expertise and comparable varieties. Hitherto unpublished forms that have been by no means learned and a couple of hundred emblems entire the picture.

This moment, revised and improved learn variation, which now has an index, makes Frutiger’s success much more available.

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Président was supposed to be a means of expression for personalities and as beautiful and balanced as possible. I quickly forgot about it, with all that followed. Now though, when I look at it again, I’m quite astonished. It already clearly demonstrates my style – a mixture of both my teachers’ influence and my very own personal idea of form. I don’t mean con­ vention or an ideal, that would be too philosophical. If a typeface looked good I simply felt real satisfaction. The tiniest mistake instantly hit my eye.

1952/53. /11/ /12/ Three basic ampersand shapes; roman capital shape (left), italic capital shape (middle) and italic lowercase shape (right). Calligraphic and drawn ampersand shapes; Aldus, 1954 by the calligrapher and type designer Hermann Zapf (left) – Président (right). &&& /13/ && /14/ Roman capital & of Frutiger achieves his typical Clearface Gothic, 1907 with numeral- ampersand by matching strokes like shape (left), italic capital and counters with other shape of Goudy Sans, 1929 (right).

03/ Undated study of the single case typeface with combinations of different shapes of upper- and lowercase letters. /04/ Based on Adrian Frutiger’s ‘Delta’ type-design project, Joan Barjau created the Jeune Adrian font, 1991–97. /05/ ‘Delta’ paste-up in two versions: A and E have been swapped; m, n and u have rounder arcs (right). 36 t y p e - D e s i g n p r oj e C t The ‘Delta’ style ‘Delta’, one of Adrian Frutiger' s first typeface designs /05/ is in the style that he felt came most naturally to him.

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