Six Timeless Typefaces From Adrian Frutiger
Frutiger on Méridien (1957):
The most important thing about Méridien for me was its even rhythm. However, the overall impression wasn’t supposed to be rigid, but lively and organic and therefore reader-friendly.
Frutiger on Univers (1957):
Univers, however, would have been unthinkable without a constant width skeleton, it was only the concept of a systematic widths that made the many varieties possible.
Frutiger on Egyptienne (1958):
[Egyptienne’s] a useful text face, as the baseline is very good, distinctive and stable under any exposure.
Frutiger on Frutiger (1976):
My masterpiece is Univers, but my favourite typeface—if I’m being honest—is the original Frutiger.
Frutiger on Centennial (1986):
Centennial is one of my most professional typefaces; it was created on the back of 25 years’ experience of type design, with absolute logic—and feeling, naturally.
Frutiger on Avenir (1988):
Univers was a striking idea, as was Frutiger, but in Avenir there’s a harmony that’s much more subtle than in the others…My personality is stamped upon it.