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ADRIAN FRUTIGER

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THIN

Black Extended Condensed

Ultra Condensed

MAY 24, 1928 UNTERSEEN

LIGHT

Extended

Light Condensed

Bold Extended

Light

9

WIDTHS

Light Ultra Condensed

Extra Black

9

WEIGHTS

Extra Black Extended

9

WIDTHS

19 57

44

FACES

Roman

WEIGHTS

UNI VERS

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UNICOND–EXT VERS 9:

TYPE DESIGNER

Black

ADRIAN FRUTIGER

: 19 57 YEAR

44

FACES

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ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ

abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz1234567890!@#$%^&*()_+ FRUTIGER’S NUMERIC SYSTEM Number

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2

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6 7

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8 Heavy Condensed

9 Black

10 Extra Black

Ultra

Oblique Condensed

Uses of Univers Fonts

Univers font typeface was designed in 1954 by Adrian Frutiger and it was originally released and conceived in 1957 by Peignot and Deberny and in 1972 its type library was acquired by Haas. Basically Univers is a like a group of three typefaces which includes the Univers fonts, the Neue Haas Grotesk which was later renames as Helvetica and Folio. All the three typefaces are based on Akzidenz-Grotesk typeface of 1898 and this makes each of them to be confused for another. To differentiate the three typefaces, its designer Frutiger decided to use numbers instead of names.

Univers is well known for its legibility and clear lines and this has led to a number of national and multinational companies and organizations using it. Univers fonts were largely used in the 1960s to 1970s. Currently, a modified version of this font is being used by the Swiss international Airlines, Deutsche bank, Munich Re group (also uses a modified version) as well as all over the world for signage. Between 1986 and 2004, General Electric Company also used Univers. San Francisco BART, Montreal Metro, numerous Toronto transit stations, Walt Disney World and Frankfurt airport also made use of the Univers typeface.

Univers Poster  

For an animation class we needed to first design a poster, then bring it to life using After Effects. Here is a copy of the printed version.