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Frutiger

Wiki entry on Frutiger, the sans serif typeface created by Swiss type designer Adrian Frutiger in 1968 for the newly built Charles De Gaulle International Airport at Roissy, France. This typeface design was initially prepared by Adrian Frutiger for his friend Alfred deVolz at Sofratype. The working drawings were made by Andre Guertler. The typeface was called Concorde (or Concorde Sofratype) and was released in 1968. When Linotype purchased Sofratype, the typeface was withdrawn, and the rights were returned to Frutiger. The design re-appeared in 1970-1971 on the signage for the Charles de Gaulle airport at Roissy outside of Paris. Linotype purchased the design from Frutiger and it was re-released as the typeface Frutiger in 1976. The new typeface, originally called Roissy, was completed in 1975 and installed at the airport the same year. A very legible family, it was released to the public by Stempel in 1976. Corporations worldwide use it for their identity: Raytheon, the National Health Service in Britain, the British Royal Navy, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, the Finnish Defence Forces. Road signs in Switzerland are in Frutiger, and the public transport system in Oslo uses it as well. Extensions of it include

  • Frutiger Next (1997) made for signage of the Alte Pinakothek in Munich. Linotype released it in 2000.
  • Frutiger Symbols (1998) and Frutiger Stones (1998).
  • ASTRA Frutiger: a variant of Frutiger used by Swiss authorities as the new font for traffic signs, replacing VSS since 2003. It was based on Frutiger 57 Condensed, but with widening up- and down-strokes, which are intended to give the eye a better hold than was the case with the earlier version. A family of 2 fonts were made, called ASTRA-Frutiger-Standard/standard, and ASTRA-Frutiger-Autobahn/autoroute.
  • Frutiger Capitalis (2005), containing only ornamental glyphs of religions, hand signs, astrological signs.
  • Frutiger Arabic (2007) designed by Lebanese designer Nadine Chahine as a companion to the Latin typeface Frutiger and with the consulting of Adrian Frutiger. It is based on the Kufi style but incorporates aspects of Ruqaa and Naskh in the letter form designs.
Copies include CG Frontiera Compugraphic, Provencale Autologic, Sigfried AM (Addressograph Multigraph), Freeborn (Boeger), Humanist 777 (Bitstream), Segoe UI (Agfa), Segoe Condensed (Microsoft).

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