About Adrian Frutiger
Adrian Frutiger is considered one of the most important typeface artists of the 20th century. Born in Switzerland in 1928, he trained in the craft of typesetting at a young age. His outstanding diploma thesis entitled "The Development of the Latin Alphabet" included eight xylographs and marked the beginning of Frutiger’s international career as a typeface designer. Frutiger has been the creator of such internationally renowned typefaces as Avenir®, Linotype Centennial®, Frutiger®, Icone™, Meridien® and Univers®. In his over 40 years of typeface experience, Frutiger took major influence on the development of type design for hot metal, phototypesetting and digital typography as well. Numerous prizes distinguish his pioneering work in the fields of typography and the graphic arts. Search with the keyword for ‘Frutiger’ to find all fonts in the Linotype Library designed by Adrian Frutiger.
Avenir Next, along with Compatil®, DIN Next™, Eurostile Next®, Frutiger® Next, Neue Frutiger, Optima® nova, Palatino® nova, Sabon® Next, Linotype Syntax™, Trade Gothic® Next, Linotype Univers® belongs to the typefaces of the Linotype Platinum Collection. These fonts were carefully digitized and have the high quality demanded by professional typography. All fonts of the Platinum Collection were produced according to the Linotype tradition of quality. Linotype and its authorized partners offer these fonts as Platinum Collections CDs or as single fonts or value packs.