“The creation of type in the latter half of the twentieth century was considerably influenced by the Swiss type designer Adrian Frutiger. His typefaces are amongst the most successful of contemporary classics.” This opening paragraph from the front jacket flap of this hefty volume comprehensively sums up Frutiger’s contributions to typography.
Frutiger was born in Switzerland, but spent most of his working life in France, where his first typeface, Président, was produced by the Deberny & Peignot type foundry in 1954 (though the beginnings of this design date back to 1952). It was the sans serif type family Univers which became the first huge success for Frutiger.
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