The font Univers™ is one of the greatest typographic achievements of the second half of the 20th century The typeface has the advantage of having a variety of weights which even combined give an impression of steadiness and homogeneity. The clear, objective forms of Univers™ make this a legible font suitable for almost any typographic need.
In 1954 the type foundry Deberny & Peignot wanted to add a linear sans serif antiqua in serveral weights to the range of the Lumitype-fonts. Adrian Frutiger suggested refraining from adapting an existing alphabet and instead to develop a new font that would, above all, be suitable for the typesetting of longer texts. Using his old sketches from the School for the Applied Arts, he creates Univers™ font, which was published with Deberny & Peignot in 1957 and, afterwards, was produced by Linotype. Derberny & Peignot
was acquired in 1924 by D. Stempel AG/Linotype and Adrian Frutiger continued to work for Linotype until today.
Univers™ font was created almost simultaneously with other successful alphabets: Helvetica™ (1957) and Optima™ (1958). Whereas Helvetica™, for example, had a general clarity and a modern, timeless a neutral effect without any conspicuous attributes (lending to its great success), Univers™ expressed a factual and cool elegance, a rational competence.
The Univers™ font family was completely redesigned as a joint project between Adrian Frutiger and Linotype. The result: Linotype Univers™ – available with 59 weights!
For Univers we offer two delivery methods:
– Order the entire Univers font family as Value Pack for instant download.
– Order the entire Univers font family on CD and get it with physical shipping.
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