Adrian Frutiger Typefaces: The Complete Works


This is the third edition of an imposing book. As we flipped through it just now we thought, We need to get reacquainted with this one. Holy cow, this is good. Why? Because Adrian Frutiger decisively influenced the international creation of typefaces after 1950. His Univers typeface and the machine-readable font OCR-B are milestones, as is his type for the Paris airports, which evolved into the Frutiger typeface. All set new standards for signage types. In all, he created some fifty types, including Ondine, Méridien, Avenir, and Vectora. This is a remarkable and varied body of work, intelligently arranged here into one impressive volume. A total must.

  • Authors: Heidrun Osterer, Philipp Stamm
  • Size: 10.125 × 12.5 inches
  • Pages: 468
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Birkhäuser, 2021