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AVENIR

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n. the future or time to come A TYPE SPECIMEN


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ABOUT AVENIR AS TOLD THROUGH THE EVOLUTION OF COMPUTERS


1988

{FUTURA + ERBAR} Avenir is a geometric sans-serif with a more organic and humanistic feel than its other geometric counterparts. You can see characteristics of Futura's strict linear structure and Erbar's rounder letter forms, creating a more legible font that works great as body or display text. It comes in 6 weights and is considered "the middle man between Helvetica's extreme neutralism and the modernism of Futura." Because of its versatility has been a popular choice among designers and can be found in various applications, from print to web.

{GEOMETRIC + HUMANISTIC}


ADRIAN

FRUTIGER

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swiss type designer


“From all these experiences the most important thing I have learned is legibility and beauty stand close together.� Adrian Frutiger was a Swiss typeface designer known for influencing the direction of type design in the late 1900s and early 2000s. At the age of 12, he worked as a typesetter for the printer Otto Schlaeffli. Later he went to art school and was recruited by Deberny & Peignot, a French type foundry, where he created about 30 typefaces. His most famous fonts include Univers, Avenir, and Frutiger.


WELCO TO


ÂŤ ENIAC [Electronic Numerical Integrator & Computer]

The ENIAC was the worlds first computer created in order to solve large, complex mathematical problems. It was funded by the US Army and built in secret at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Electrical Engineering. It cost a total of $487,000 which equates to approximately $6,816,000 today!

1946

THE FUTURE


TYPE FAMILIES APPLE COMPUTERS THROUGHOUT THE YEARS


BLACK

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‹ 1980

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Apple III

THE QUICK BROWN FOX JUMPS OVER THE LAZY DOG

1988 ›

Macintosh XII

HEAVY

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MEDIUM

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‹1999 iMac G3

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2005 › iMac G4


BOOK

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‹ 2007 iMac G5

2016 ›

iMac Retina

LIGHT

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crossbar shoulder

x-height

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descender stem

tittle

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spine

bowl

Avenir is categorized as a geometric sans-serif typeface, although it is not purely geometric. For better legibility, the vertical strokes are slightly thicker than the horizontal strokes, the bowls are not perfect circles, and the ascenders are shorter than other geometric fonts making it perfect for both headlines and body text.


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Avenir Type Specimen  

Student Project

Avenir Type Specimen  

Student Project

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