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Avenir light Avenir light oblique Avenir book Avenir roman Avenir book oblique Avenir oblique Avenir medium Avenir medium oblique Avenir black Avenir black oblique Avenir heavy Avenir heavy oblique
Avenir is a geometric sans-serif typeface designed by swiss font artist Adrian Frutiger in 1988. It was released by Linotype GmbH, which is currently known as a subsidiary of Monotype Corporation. "It was the hardest typeface I have worked on in my life. Working on it, I always had human nature in mind. And what's crucial is that I developed the typeface alone, in peace and quiet â€“ no drafting assistants, no-one was there. My personality is stamped upon it. I'm proud that I was able to create Avenir"
Frutiger described Avenir as a "geometric sans serif" with a human touch, unlike the cold and mechanical Futura. Initially, the typeface contained three weights, each with a roman and oblique version. Later, the family was expanded to six weights, each with a roman and oblique version. The family is made up of gradual weight changes used to satisfy the needs of speciďŹ c text applications that range from headlines tocaptions.
Is inspired by Futura (1927) which was designed by Paul Renner.
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Published on Mar 15, 2016