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a type specimen


Avenir is a versatile typeface in use around the world. Amsterdam, the Capitol City of the Netherlands, celebrates Avenir in a special way. The typeface is used in the “I amsterdam” campaign, including in the famous sculpture which resides in the city’s center. Besides this, Amsterdam is known for its many canals, beautiful trees, and love of cycling. There are 240 miles of bike lanes in the city of Amsterdam, and 83% of Amsterdammers cycle at least once a week. Cyling is so prevalent, in fact, that the city is home to more bikes than humans.


geometric

Avenir is a

sans-serif

typeface. It was inspired by typefaces like Futura, but

organic.

it is more

“It was the hardest

typeface I have worked on in my life. Working on it, I always had

human nature

in mind. I consider it my finest work.�

Adrian Frutiger


on two

wheel . a city‌

cap height

ascender

tittle

eye

counter

horizontal ellipsis

descender

stem

&

vertex

baseline

x-height

ampersand

terminal

spine


14 point

24 point

36 point

12 point

18 point

30 point

48 point

60 point

72 point


book

ABCDEFGHIJKLM NOPQRSTUVWXYZ abcdefghijklm nopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789 .!?,;“

infinity

light oblique light

ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789 .!?,;“

ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789 .!?,;“


section sign

ABCDEFGHIJKLM NOPQRSTUVWXYZ abcdefghijklm nopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789 .!?,;“

#

number sign

ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789 .!?,;“

$

§

medium

medium oblique

dollar sign

heavy book oblique ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789 .!?,;“

almost equal to

ABCDEFGHIJKLM NOPQRSTUVWXYZ abcdefghijklm nopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789 .!?,;“


heavy oblique ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789 .!?,;“

pilcrow

euro sign

black oblique

ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789 .!?,;“

* asterisk

black

ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 0123456789 .!?,;“



Vandenbusch e typespecimen