Frutiger® Next

First encounter at the airport
When the Roissy Charles de Gaulle Airport was being planned in Paris in the early 1970s, it was clear that the signage needed to be set in a clear and legible typeface. The development of the wayfinding system was assigned to Adrian Frutiger, and the result was so effective that the demand for the typeface rose, both for general printing as well as navigation systems. The typeface entered the Linotype library in 1977 under the name Frutiger™. It set a new standard not ony for signage, but everywhere where a typeface needed to be clear and legible even in body text in small point sizes.

In 2000, Linotype released the definitive, revised, and extended version of this corpus, Frutiger Next.

Frutiger® Next, along with Avenir® Next, Compatil®, Eurostile® Next, Optima® nova, Palatino® nova, Univers® Next (formerly Linotype Univers), Sabon® Next, and Syntax® Next (formerly Linotype Syntax), make up Linotype’s Platinum Collection. These fonts were carefully digitized, and have the high quality demanded by professional typography. All fonts in 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.

Search with the keyword for ‘Frutiger’ to find all fonts in the Linotype Library designed by Adrian Frutiger.

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PAGE article issue 11/2001 about Frutiger Next is available as pdf file. Please download:
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