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Adrian Frutiger (May 24, – September 12, ) was a typeface designer who influenced the direction of digital typography in the second. Adrian Frutiger first came to the design world's attention in the late s with his design of Univers and the numbering concept behind it. One thing I can say is that Adrian Frutiger played an important part in my development as . and was a major factor leading to my interest in designing typefaces.

I didn't have the strength and patience anymore. It added Greek from Frutiger Next Greek and Cyrillic character sets, but advertised OpenType features were reduced to superscript and subscript. Only an OpenType version has been produced. Frutiger Arabic [ edit ] This is a font family designed by Lebanese designer Nadine Chahine as a companion to Frutiger in consultation with Adrian Frutiger.

Four font weights were produced. The family consists of roman and italic fonts in five weights and two widths each. Neue Frutiger [ edit ] This is an expanded version of the original Frutiger family designed by Adrian Frutiger and Akira Kobayashi. Unlike the original family, the Frutiger numbering scheme is not used. Initial release of the family has twenty fonts in ten weights and one width, returning to complementary obliques.

OpenType features include subscript and superscript. Designed by Akira Kobayashi, the expansion of the family includes twenty fonts in the same weight and style combination as the original release, in OpenType Pro font format. The family includes forty fonts in ten weights and two widths, with a complementary oblique. Additionally, in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean characters. Frutiger described Myriad as 'not badly done' but said that the similarities had gone 'a little too far'.

However, in an interview, Adrian Frutiger commended the work of Myriad's designer, Robert Slimbach : "except the unnecessary doubt concerning Myriad, his work is also very good.

Adrian Frutiger Typefaces the Complete Works

In the s, Frutiger designed Icone, a wedge-serif design with mild stroke modulation, which has many similarities in basic letter structure to Frutiger, and in overall effect to Albertus. This sign is at the Northern General Hospital, Sheffield. The Frutiger font is used as an official typeface by many institutions around the world.

A number of these are listed here. Universities and colleges[ edit ] Cornell University uses Frutiger as its secondary typeface, along with Palatino. Unfortunately, these won- Phoebus the monogram has italic Latin shadow letters, derful experts would later lose their jobs because nothing became of this pool. However, although these are lowercase letters with outlined three- when photosetting came along, draftspeople had to be employed.

The angle is virtually the same, and The name Phoebus probably comes from Rmy Peignot. He would have been looking even the shadow shapes have the same angle and dimen- sion. There is no full alphabet for it, as they were prob- for a description which had something to do with light. Umbra or Luna for example all ably characters drawn by Rmy Peignot.

Whether or not of these typeface names have to do with light. Phoebus isnt exactly common in French, they served to inspire Frutiger remains unanswered. Phoebus is the name of the god Apollo in Greek mythology and means the pure one, the light one.

There were also the cinema posters by Jan Tschichold from the 20s for the Phoebus- Palast, a cinema in Munich. Later he would do a complete U-turn, which was his every right. I would go so far as to say that it shows he was a very generous person in doing so. He lost his position as teacher of typography and calligraphy at the Meisterschule fr Deutsch- lands Buchdrucker, Schule der Stadt Mnchen und des Deutschen Buchdrucker-Vereins in Munich in the National Socialists were responsible for his dismissal and emi- grated to Basel.

He worked at the Benno Schwabe publishing house and had a small teach- ing job at the Kunstgewerbeschule in Basel, then after that at the Birkhuser publishing house, at Penguin Books in London, and then in Basel again at the pharmaceutical com- pany Roche.

When I rst met him he had changed over entirely to the classical side. One can never know what goes on inside someones mind. Jan Tschichold simply felt more at. For me classical typography is something lasting. Although we had different as forerunners of the successful Transfer Lettering by precepts, I got on very well with Jan Tschichold, though I probably appreciated him more Letraset and Mecanorma see Transfer setting technique, than he did me.

Typophane presented the graphic studios and adver- Designing Phoebus was fun, but success was not forthcoming. It didnt sell as well tising agencies with an easy means for headline setting.

All in all it was Charles Peignot was quick to recognise this and believed a busy year for work. I also found time to help Rmy Peignot with the nal artwork for his in the success of the various new setting methods.

This very delicate typeface works well in larger point French trade publications, in addition to appearances sizes, though unfortunately its seldom used as a headline face. At least it meant Rmy had at trade fairs. I was glad to help him, The first four typefaces on offer for Typophane transfer after all of the many times he had helped me. This machine is, in fact a Starsettograph, made by H. In Umbra the reversed-out stroke width is very fine, but casts an even deeper shadow.

On the other hand, Memphis Luna has an even balance between relief and shadow depth. Along- side its emphasised serifs and other characteristics, this makes it very distinct. In Phoebus the stroke widths vary and the shadow depth is halfway between that of the other two typefaces.

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The printing elements have been kept simple and are tilted once at most. They are always two-dimensional and never linear. The end of the upper arm is highlight- ed by the serif, without creating too complex an inner space. Comparing the original to the digital version of Phoebus shows the newer version to be inaccurate in its detail. Stempel AG, is shown here as a scan.

The demand brought about by constraints and allowed to search in all directions. This is how I came up with this idea. Diagonal lines were a problem, as they cannot The squares on graph paper gave my design the possibility of making letters using be extended with elements.

Adrian Frutiger tried differ construction elements. I sketched the entire alphabet with upper- and lowercase letters ent widths for K and different elements for M, but in doing so drifted away from the initial concept.

On a second sheet I then put the individual elements together. It pre- be set. The questions regarding standardising shapes or character with the search for a uni-case typeface. The shapes of individual characters, round on the spacing remain unsolved. In the end, however, it didnt become a stencil face. The typeface was never produced either. It is pretty daring to break up letters into their constituent components.

More than anything, the typesetters wouldnt have had much fun with it. The source for most of his studies and designs were historical forms of writing. He had already studied The impetus arose from Charles Peignots desire to have script fonts in the style of Roger them under Alfred Willimann which led to his diploma Excoffons Mistral, released by Fonderie Olive.

Being a salesman, Charles Peignot wanted thesis see page 20 and they also served as the basis to give printers the opportunity to offer their clients something new, seeing as the download for the Federduktus design.

As with historical uncials of a minimum 1 was fairly cheap. However, it was never realised. It was a painstaking search. I couldnt base it around Art Nouveau and its plethora When transforming the written draft into a working type- of typefaces, as these were regarded as old-fashioned. I always came back to the classical face, Adrian Frutiger picked only the lowercase forms of forms.

I never managed to produce a lively script typeface such as Peignot had imagined. In the draft version, only the r and s are altered slightly. On the whole this version has slight- I wasnt capable of designing anything comparable to Excoffons typefaces. Also, I prefer ly taller ascenders and a lighter weight.

However, it pens to brushes. The experiments with a broad pen produced the uncial and half-uncial was not the lively script face that Charles Peignot was shapes. Other characters were added later. Im not is used here, a subject he learnt under Walter Kch. Rhythm and stroke contrast are purposefully set para- sure whether a whole alphabet was ever produced for Kirchhofer, but at any rate the logo meters in the pencil drawn version, rather than a result is still in use to this day.

Roger Excoffons typeface had been released in by Fonderie term for water nymphs. Presumably a creation of the late Middle Ages, it was first mentioned by Paracelsus in the Olive in Marseille and was an immediate success. Peignot wanted to counter it with something midth century in his book Liber de Nymphis. Ernst Schneidler very well. With that in mind, I did some juscule italic of Roman antiquity and the semi-italic to the rst drafts with a broad pen, trading ideas with Peignots son Rmy.

Consequently Ondine is not a rep- I didnt want to show Charles Peignot my rst designs. I picked the shapes that worked lica of any specific historical letterform; rather it can be best. To nish those with opaque white and black ink would have taken me too long, so I regarded as stylistic pluralism. I produced precise drawings from these, spontaneous forms of expression, Ondine seems some- used white transfer paper to copy the type to black card, and then cut the letters out with what rigid and harsh.

This is due in part to the pointed, sharp-edged terminals, but also to the unconnected and, scissors. That way I could spread them out in front of me.

If a detail was incorrect I would unusually for script fonts, upright appearance. That way I quickly produced black and Adrian Frutiger drew the character shapes of Ondine with white originals, my speedy method for nal artwork.

Rmy Peignot alone knew that I worked a broad pen. He then enlarged them and cut them out in this manner, as his ofce where he designed the specimens was next to mine. This is perhaps one of the reasons why nearly all of the closed character shapes Cutting out things seems to be in my blood. After all, my name refers to the Frutig have openings.

In addition to the standard characters, valley in the Bernese Oberland where scissor work is traditional. I was always happiest cutting rather than doing nished are unfortunately no longer available in today' s versions of the face. Of course I also worked very precisely with pencils. Stempel AG in Frankfurt am Main and adapted line and width marked.

He immediately decided to test it by having the typeface engraved. Engraving was easy, nothing like it was for my rst typeface Prsident. Never Frutiger himself only started to release historically based script fonts in the s, starting with the project Type- theless I could see from the rst casting that the correct optical positioning of the lower before-Gutenberg see page I had to alter the pointed terminals, in particular the sharp Ondine is available now as a standard character set and ones of m and n, pointing downward, at least three times.

For fantasy scripts one would gladly go up to ve Cicero, Adobe. There werent any wooden sion is called Formal Script It hints at the italic shapes of Mridien. This must simply be my own style, my hand. Therefore some shapes correspond to Ondine is a mix of different forms. One letters, although I also designed alternative letters which are based on early Roman hand of the main starting points for the uppercase shapes is written capitals.

A typical trait of Ondine is the at Uncials, a development from the roman cursive capitals tempt to draw lowercase letters as open gestures where possible.

Apart from b and p this were part of the transition from capitals to minuscules. The inner spaces of the letters This can clearly be seen in the subtle hints of ascenders and descenders and in a few lowercase shapes such as are a special detail of Ondine.

Really I wanted all characters to have an opening. I wanted air to enter them. That was Particularly pertinent to the lowercase, and all the more practically impossible for B and D, but the O, an equally typically closed shape, has a gap so to the general appearance of Frutiger' s Ondine, are written semi-cursive and Gothic cursives, as well as the at the top left.

I found it let the typeface breathe more easily. It was a lot of fun for me to curves in the latter are features it shares with Frutiger' s develop something like that, and Charles Peignot loved such things.

Nowadays text faces typeface, as are its dark appearance and strong stroke contrast. Such considerations played no part when it came to scribed as a historicised typeface, although precisely for Ondine. I never felt the need to design a connected handwritten font. For foundry type it that reason it should be regarded as an independent one.

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It was quite a work of art for its day. For me however, a text face was always composed of. Legende by F. Schneidler, and Mistral by R. Excoffon, Brush by R. Smith, Bravo by E. Neukomm, Impuls by L.

Zimmermann, Choc by R. Roger Excoffon worked completely differently from the s and s was towards the flighty spontaneity of way I did. As it happens, we were good friends and would always meet in Paris at the written type. These light-hearted and individual seeming typefaces sought to break with the austere uniformity bistro next door, but the old timers werent supposed to know that. He was a painter and and order of the Second World War and post-war period.

Unburdened by The brush became the relevant tool, the popular and theoretical and historical specialist knowledge, he would design using his own creativity much-used writing instrument of the time. Ondine could not compete with the , with its idiosyncratic proportions.

To be honest, I was never very com the Fonderie Olive. It is only since the s that it has been used a lot, mostly for company branding and shop fortable with that. I always had the feeling I was harming my teachers, Willimann even fronts of Asian and Arabic origin.

My type conscience plagued me. I basically regarded it as a waste of time and Vial. The compo dp type catalogue from contains other typefaces in a handwritten style alongside Ondine effort. The brush merely wanted a handwritten font. Indeed, Ondine didnt manage to stand up to the tough faces mentioned above are not included, as they were competition. Somehow it was alien to the French. They didnt know that style of writing not made as foundry type. Instead they were produced for Typophane 7, which was much faster and cheaper to with a broad pen.

I didnt want to design a historical type at all, instead I wanted to create something Possibly they were specifically aimed at a market outside modern which owed from the development of type that I had internalised. The lowercase of printing offices. Funny that the capitals should later be employed more often. Jacno, with character set and sample text. Contact by I. Reiner, Bolide by G. Vial, Amthyste by G.

Vial, Nobody criticised me in any way. However, the appear- factory in Dijon, which used it on their tubes. Ive always laughed about that and called ance of typesetting machines by Mergenthaler Linotype it my mustard typeface.

Ondine cant be properly clas 20th century. In addition, from the s onwards design work started shifting away from the printers to the design sied, it has too many quirks, but that seems to be exactly what people now like about it. For one thing, they invested in typesetting technology with the adoption of the Photon-Lumitype photosetting machine see page 58 and the introduction of the Typo- phane letter transfer sheets see page For another, they tried to promote jobbing headline typefaces to compete with those of their competitor, the Fonderie Olive in Marseille, which led the market.

U V E M N were additionally available as alternative letters. The ligature by Linotype is not Only a few characters have closed are no longer available in the The foundry original has an uncial an independent form, but simply f counters. The numerals are current versions by Bitstream and E while the Bitstream and Linotype and l joined together. Hans Rudolf Bosshard' s Technische Grundlagen der Satzherstellung puts Legen de into the script category, Ondine, however, into script- like serifs in spite of its lowercase, which are obviously very close to Legende.

The difference here is supposed to be the capitals, drawn with the flourish of a decorative script in Schneidler' s Legende, while Ondines caps look like a handwritten version of a normal printing type.

Boss- hard is aware of the problem in general and suggests a new classification model 11, proposing to merge the two groups. All three broad pen scripts shown below appear upright and have similar characters.

Ondine comes across as very regular, as opposed to Legende and Palomba; the differ- ence in shape between capitals and lowercase is not very pronounced, the x-height is rather tall, as is typical for Adrian Frutiger.

Hofstainberg Legende F. Ernst Schneidler DK W a d k n 5 8 Hofstainberg Palomba Georg Trump DK Wa d k n 5 8 Hofstainberg Ondine Adrian Frutiger D KWa d k n 5 8 D K W a d k n5 8 Vertical, strict Downstroke ends Very wide, Diagonal form, Uncial form, Ascender above Downstrokes Top counter appearance obliquely, diagonal diagonal stroke a large x-height, counter open cap-height, almost terminate open top bent bade little concave counter open at unconnected in a point, light on the left the bottom shape strokes.

Pourquoi tant [. Tous servent au mm e but, mais aussi exprimer la diversit de lhomme. Cest cette mme diversit que nous retro uvons dans les vins de Mdoc. Jai pu, un jour, relever s oixante crus, tous de la mme anne. Tout est dans la n uance du bouquet. Il en est de mme pour les caractre s! Sie fragen sich, warum es notwendig ist, so viele Schriften zur Verfgung zu haben.

Diese Vielfalt ist wie beim Wein. Ich habe einmal eine Weinkarte studiert mit sechzig Mdoc-Weinen aus dem selben Jahr. Das ist ausnahmslos Wein, aber doch nicht alles der gleiche Wein. So ist es auch mit der Schrift. They all serve the same purpose but they express mans diversity.

It is the same dive rsity we nd in wine. I once saw a list of Mdoc wines featuring sixt a nuance du bouquet. Il en est de mme p y different Mdocs all of the same year.

All of them were wines but ea our les caractres! Sie fragen sich, warum es notwendig ist, so viele Schriften zur Ver ch was different from the others. Its the nuances that are important. Sie dienen alle zum selb The same is true for typefaces.

T en, aber machen die Vielfalt des Mensche ous servent au mme but, mais aussi exprimer la diversit de lhom n aus. Ich habe einmal eine Weinkarte studiert mit me. Cest cette mme diversit que nous retrouvons dans les vins de sechzig Mdoc-Weinen aus dem selben Ja Mdoc. Jai pu, un jour, relever soixante crus, tous de la mme anne. Das ist ausnahmslos Wein, aber doch Il sagissait certes de vins, mais tous taient diffrents.

Tout est dans l nicht alles der gleiche Wein. Es hat eben g. Mridien The Lumitype photosetting machine was invented the stroboscopic flash exposed at least one letter and Louis Moyroud developed the solution to this Page 60 by the French engineers Ren Higonnet and Louis per revolution, then 36 exposures an hour would problem from to , which represented one Caractres Moyroud and was developed in Paris and Cambridge, be possible.

In this manner, Lumitype outstripped of their most important inventions. Lumitype Page 74 Massachusetts. In pressed ahead with development in the United Egyptienne F photographer.

He conceived the idea for a photoset- they registered their first patent in France. Financed by members of the American News- Page ting machine in during a visit to an offset print- The inventors soon realised that more was needed paper Publishers Association ANPA , The Graphics Algol ing shop where text set in hot metal was used for than a stable, high-speed exposure of a single char- Arts Research Foundation began its research pro- Page the exposure of the printing plate. The hot metal acter on a revolving plate.

A whole series of charac- gramme on the development of the photosetting text, transferred to barite paper and recorded on ters would need to be processed quickly.

Further- machine. Now, instead of wanting an easy, quick and film using a repro camera, served as a template for more, they would need to be sharply captured in reasonably priced machine, the backers at ANPA put the exposure. For glass plate. During the exposure this plate would must sit together cleanly, and must be justified over example, they stipulated an easy method of com- turn quickly and precisely. As a photographer, he the entire width of the line.

The precise identification bining various typefaces and a change in point size knew that a flash exposure could last for only a mil- of the desired character, and the rapid calculation relative to the baseline. This actually slowed down lionth of a second. A plate with a diameter of 20 cm of its size presented a particular problem.

It needed development, and made the resulting machine ex- and a speed of RPM would move 6 m in a mil- a calculating device that could convert relative values pensive and prone to break down. If transpose into various point sizes. Ren Higonnet The input station keyboard and the output station. Matrix disc Photocell Exciter lamp Commutator. Lens turret Prism Travelling lens. Row selection cam Electronic flash tube Film Window Leading drive. The input and instead independently worked on the further setting system had to be taken into account: In the exposure unit there In general, Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Photon a little wider, since these had a tendency to fill in.

The than did Lumitype in Paris. While in Cambridge tive could result in the rounding-off of right-angled stroboscopic flash was so targeted and focused that metal types were copied and released under differ- corners. By pulling out the corners into points, the it would hit the chosen letter precisely. Twelve lens- ent names, in Paris the creation of new typefaces type designer could mitigate this effect. Very fine es, behind which were mounted movable prisms, and an appropriate redrawing of original ones was hairlines could also pose problems, since they might steered the light beam onto a film roll and exposed encouraged.

Final designs for the Lumitype were not receive sufficient blackness during exposure, the image of the letter. They Fixed and movable prisms behind 12 objective lenses those for the Photon, which were taller but did not needed to be drawn thicker. The camera that ex- directed the light beam onto a roll of film and ex- allow for accents on uppercase letters, since such posed the characters on the matrix was mounted posed the letter image. One glass plate held 16 or accents are rarely needed in the American news- on a vibration-proof block of granite.

Two to three in the Lumitype, 14 interchangeable alphabets so, paper market. Overshooting characters were no improved. Unfortunately, the French Lumitype com- longer a problem either.

However, when producing pany and American Photon, Inc. The impetus for Mridien came from Rmy, Charles Peignots son, in Rmy said it was a pity for me to be designing taining to midday or also to a circle on the Earth' s surface fantasy typefaces and that my talents would be better spent on classical type. One of the passing through the equator and connecting the poles. However, it appears tude that extend beyond the Earth and reach out to the somewhat harsh; with its straight lines, the elegance of Latin typefaces is not expressed.

Charles Peignot, design. Ascenders and descenders are highly pronounced. The small count Lumitype production for Europe.

So he needed somebody to be responsible for type design ers of a and e, as well as the face' s rhythm and propor for the newfangled photosetting machines. This was the reason he brought me to Paris, tions are typical features. The unaccented beginning of although he didnt tell me so. In the meantime I was occupied with all sorts of gap-llers: In the lowercase a one can also discern the influence of Walter Kch by the round transition of the bowl into text typeface Mridien. However, in designing Mridien, Frutiger over First I developed the normal, so-called light weight between January and May On the whole he found his own shape for the a by drawing the bowl bigger, thus printing types together so that I already had the typeface completed in my head when I making both counters of equal size.

This a became a began sketching, as ever, around 24 point size, on tracing paper with a very hard pencil hallmark of all of Frutiger' s text faces. The rst letters were a few lowercase letters: Also interesting is Frutiger' s search for serif shapes which, mondegvr and the uppercase letters: H and O.

This design with its short I never used an eraser, I always scratched and scraped. I had a trick for nal artwork with ened descenders and angular join of the a curve to the an x-height of 8 cm. Instead of drawing the same downstrokes umpteen times, I made one stem may be regarded as a precursor to Mridien. The three upright weights were not completed until , at the proong press. I then cut out and stuck together what I needed, using black paint the italic not until On the other hand, all four weights on Bristol board to clean up the joins.

This meant expanded Mridien to six weights for Linotype photo setting. Today it is available as a digital font in PostScript, I didnt have enough time to complete the bold and semibold Mridien weights myself. TrueType and OpenType formats. Bitstream has it in a So, along with the director of the engraving department, Marcel Mouchel, I determined plagiarised version as Latin He then completed the entire character set. An italic was initially made for Lumitype only; one for hot metal was added later.

In France the. Mridien gras, drawn with a soft pencil for the shape and a hard one for the outline. The choice of text was no coincidence; it is a comedy from by Pierre presented at the Salon International des Techniques Papetires et Graphiques three years Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais 6, a polemic against later.

We began work on hence it was banned by the king and only premiered in the Lumitype version during the course of It still appeared a bit thin.

We subsequent- The book too, like so many on the eve of the French Revolution, underwent several changes by the censors ly fattened it a little. The starting point on the one hand was the Latins with their triangu- Thus, a book of rebellious content was chosen to present lar serifs.

That a new type more elegant and more legible than traditional Latins see page The Venetian old style face like Mridien should be chosen ahead of a classic by Nicolas Jenson c. Alfred Willimann had always raved about it.

Its even rhythm fascinated me from sive thinking of the people involved. Its a question of stroke width and proportion. The hardest thing about a new typeface is nding the right proportions between black and white. One can also nd attempts among the typefaces of the Renaissance to align the white contrast of counters and spaces between letters.

This was my aim for Mridien too. Walter Kch, who, as a lettering artist, spent no time who taught Frutiger lettering at the Kunstgewerbeschule in Zurich, studied Ancient Roman capitals in detail and with printing types, always had a different opinion regarding spacing.

He writes, Thus in the bal ought to be greater than the spaces between letters, while I contested that that wasnt anced wordpicture we notice that the inner spaces of the letters and the spaces between the letters reveal the possible for a text typeface.

His great model was the Imperial Roman capitals. They have proportion of the Golden Section. The letter O should a completely different rhythm from text faces and are also less vertically stressed.

The be considered as a basis for the width of all the other spaces between letters have to be narrower in larger point sizes compared to smaller ones. Rhythm and pro This was also done in casting type for large sizes. However, Mridien was supposed to be portion together form the basis for the harmonious aspect of the page. Like Jenson, and basically like the Carolingian minuscules or half-uncials counters and spaces.

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Frutiger did not agree with Kch' s ratios for text typefaces: Thats why there are no re- deficiencies of a 15th century typeface, may serve as the ally straight stems. Theyre slightly concave, in other words they become slightly stronger quality model of a perfect overall appearance.

These barely noticeable swells are a lively expression of natural to better explain the secret of these laws, let us make a few basic reflections on the structure of a typeface.

The growth and, in my opinion, stop the reader from tiring too quickly. In order to further sup- true model of such a well balanced appearance we find port the reading ow, Mridien has relatively strong serifs. The serifs and terminals on in Gutenberg' s pages of text set in his black letter type. Art Nouveau-style curly pigs tail of the Latins that was out of place by the 50s nor the The type designers of the Latin faces of the renaissance teardrop shapes.

I really hated those. They seemed to me to be plump foreign objects. Per- period maintained and further developed these struc haps I was trying to be too consistent, I made no differences at all between the individual tural qualities by giving equal white value deliberately.

Old English, Adobe Jenson, Mridien. Now, with the hindsight of lots of experience, I would prob- the characters. This is one of the paramount rules of ably choose the classical teardrop shapes.

One looks at Garamond, its absolutely natural- the typographic aesthetics of a serifed typeface. When it From this point of view I would have to describe the y as a transgression of youth. At comes to serif faces for text setting, Frutiger' s objection the time I just didnt get it together to let the y end in a teardrop, while all other serifs are is understandable.

Walter Kch' s method is, however, better for sans serifs. There is no contradiction here, as more or less pointed.

Another peculiar- the spaces between letters should be smaller for sans ity of Mridien is its low cap height. This was inspired by my discussions with Emil Ruder serifs than for serif faces see page 92 , according to in Basel. He was convinced that a typeface ought to appear the same in any language, both Kch and Frutiger. In fact, Frutiger never employed the Golden Section in his typeface design.

The reduction Today there are new problems in typedesign. Optimum in cap height reects this desired optical adaptation. Today Im no longer so sure about readability means that operators have to adjust tracking; the merits of such equalisation. Diversity is where real wealth lies. Making these charac- the smaller the type, the bigger the spaces between teristic differences valid is better than adapting everything to t one another.

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An early letters. There is no fixed tracking for digital fonts. Of course Latin text samples always look the nicest because there are very manufacturer. K W and Z were only added to the alphabet later on, while X was seldom used.

I must stress, however, that the most harmonious line is not automatically the most legible one. Only the diversity of individual letters with ascenders and descend- ers, with straight or diagonal strokes or curves guarantees the best legibility. With later text samples I always insisted on showing German texts alongside French ones. That way one can see straight away whether a typeface is sufciently versatile to meet different demands. I wanted to avoid it from leaning forward.

I did the same thing with the r. He created a strict he These things are details that one sorts out in ones head, although theyre not really justi- calls it purist typeface that has a rather angular ex ed. At the same time it hints at a sensitive blueprint. The boldly swinging connection I discarded quickly; its simply another shape introverted touch thanks to a subtle diagonal stress, altogether.

These are details of shape that stem myself, why couldnt the a ow as nicely at the top as the e does at the bottom? I didnt from Frutiger' s time writing with a broadedged pen in Alfred Willimann' s classes in Zurich.

That Mridien was made for foundry type and photosetting was an intellectual decision. For reasons of legibility it would have been wiser to terminate at the same time. Four weights: I felt very strongly that the arc of the n gras and gras were made for Lumitype photosetting in It was released in ; the bold fol The most difcult letter is the g, it has slightly too large an upper bowl in the regular lowed in and the semibold in The italic did weight of the hot metal Mridien.

The spaces of the upper bowl, middle and loop were not exist until , even though it was advertised in the intended to be the same optically. That way the g looks a bit scrunched up. Its more bal- Typografische Monatsbltter as early as There Overhangs were always a little problematic. Even though no ligatures were necessary for are also major differences between early versions and. Bembo italic, Candida, Mridien.

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Typefaces are now years old, but we barely knew their names until about twenty years ago, when the pull-down font menus on our first computers made us all the gods of type. Beginning in the early days of Gutenberg and ending with the most adventurous digital fonts, Garfield unravels our age old obsession with the way our words look. Just My Type investigates a range of modern mysteries, including how Helvetica took over the world, what inspires the seemingly ubiquitous use of Trajan on bad movie posters, and what makes a font look presidential, male or female, American, British, German, or Jewish.

From the typeface of Beatlemania to the graphic vision of the Obama campaign, fonts can signal a musical revolution or the rise of an American president.

This book is a must-read for the design conscious that will forever change the way you look at the printed word. A modern collect ion of 1, logotypes, monograms, and other text-base corporate marks, this book is a companion volume to the successful titles Logo and also Symbol, by Angus Hyland and Steven Bateman. Max Bill considered himself primarily an architect, yet he was also an inventive and tireless creator of type fonts and commercial logos, as well as being a designer with wonderful sense of visual humor - not exactly a common feature of Swiss graphic art, as the publisher also Swiss points out.This is most noticeable with the zero, which is impossible to confuse with the O.

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