By Heidrun Osterer, Philipp Stamm
The overseas construction of typefaces after 1950 used to be decisively prompted through the Swiss style fashion designer Adrian Frutiger. His Univers typeface and the machine-readable font OCR-B, which was once followed as an ISO common, are milestones, as is his style for the Paris airports, which set new criteria for signage varieties and developed into the Frutiger typeface. along with his company varieties, he helped to outline the general public profiles of businesses reminiscent of the japanese Shiseido line of cosmetics. In all he created a few fifty varieties, together with Ondine, Méridien, Avenir, and Vectora.
Based on conversations with Frutiger himself and on large learn in France, England, Germany, and Switzerland, this booklet offers a hugely specific and actual account of the kind designer’s creative improvement. All of his kinds – from the layout part to the promoting level – are illustrated and analyzed with regards to the expertise and comparable kinds. Hitherto unpublished kinds that have been by no means discovered and multiple hundred emblems whole the picture.
This moment, revised and accelerated research version, which now has an index, makes Frutiger’s success much more obtainable.
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Yet there are no faces which are shadow-only apart from Initiales Phoebus in either that book or in the compo dp type specimen book from 1961. Well known shadow-only faces available today would be the two sans serif faces Gill Sans Shadow /08/ by Eric Gill 1936, which previously existed in three versions,5 and Umbra 6 /23/ from 1935 by Robert H. Middleton. In 1937 Rudolf Wolf designed Memphis Luna 7 /08/, based on his own slab serif Memphis, for the D. Stempel AG type foundry. One year prior to Phoebus, Stridon /09/ from the Paris type foundry Fonderie Warnery et Cie was released.
06/ Other script faces (e. ): Brush by R. Smith, 1942 Bravo by E. A. Neukomm, 1945 Impuls by L. Zimmermann, 1954 Choc by R. Excoffon, 1955 Brush /04/ Historical scripts: Roman cursive capitals, 2nd century, uncial, early form, 4th/5th century, semi-cursive, c. 700, Gothic cursive, mid-15th century, Civilité, printing type, mid-16th century 52 j o b b i n g t y p e fa c e Choc Script fonts by Deberny & Peignot One trend of the 1940s and 1950s was towards the flighty spontaneity of written type.
H. E. Schneidler, 1937 and Mistral by R. Excoffon, 1953. /06/ Other script faces (e. ): Brush by R. Smith, 1942 Bravo by E. A. Neukomm, 1945 Impuls by L. Zimmermann, 1954 Choc by R. Excoffon, 1955 Brush /04/ Historical scripts: Roman cursive capitals, 2nd century, uncial, early form, 4th/5th century, semi-cursive, c. 700, Gothic cursive, mid-15th century, Civilité, printing type, mid-16th century 52 j o b b i n g t y p e fa c e Choc Script fonts by Deberny & Peignot One trend of the 1940s and 1950s was towards the flighty spontaneity of written type.