Popular throughout the world for over 30 years, the Frutiger® typeface now has companion Arabic fonts. Just like its predecessor has been used in the West, now designers the world over can use Frutiger Arabic
for signage systems, documents, logos, and corporate identity work.
Developed by Nadine Chahine
, Frutiger Arabic is based on the Kufi style, but its design incorporates aspects of Ruqaa and Naskh forms as well. Adrian Frutiger acted as Nadine’s advisor during the creation process of the characters.
The result could be labeled a humanist Kufi: a style that refers to handwriting structures and slight modulation to achieve a more informal and friendly version of the otherwise highly structured and geometric Kufis.
As with the original Latin design, Frutiger Arabic will function well in applications ranging from low resolution display devices to billboard-sized advertising. The Frutiger Arabic fonts includes the basic Latin glyps from Frutiger. The Arabic, Persian, and Urdu languages are supported by its character set as well. Proportional and tabular numerals for the supported languages are also included.