Avenir 45 Book


Avenir 45 Book
Part of Avenir Complete Family Pack (12 fonts)
Adrian Frutiger designed Avenir™ in 1988, after years of having an interest in sans serif typefaces. In an interview with Linotype, he said he felt an obligation to design a linear sans in the tradition of Erbar® and Futura®, but to also make use of the experience and stylistic developments of the twentieth century. The word Avenir means 'future' in French and hints that the typeface owes some of its interpretation to Futura. But unlike Futura®, Avenir® is not purely geometric; it has vertical strokes that are thicker than the horizontals, an "o" that is not a perfect circle, and shortened ascenders. These nuances aid in legibility and give Avenir a harmonious and sensible appearance for both texts and headlines. In 2004 Adrian Frutiger® and the type director of Linotype GmbH Akira Kobayashi® reworked the Avenir and created the Avenir Next® for the Platinum Collection®.

Keywords: Avenir 45 Book, Sans Serif, anno 1980, Central European, Dictionaries, XSF, Frutiger

SKU: 46842933

Product ID: 35454

Avenir 45 Book Font Information

Family Name:Avenir LT Com
Fixed Pitch:No
Symbol Encoded:No
Embedded Bitmaps:No
Creation Date:5/2/2007
Modified Date:5/3/2007
Unicode Ranges:Basic Latin
Latin-1 Supplement
Latin Extended-A
Latin Extended-B
Spacing Modifier Letters
General Punctuation
Currency Symbols
Letterlike Symbols
Mathematical Operators
Geometric Shapes
Private Use Area
Alphabetic Presentation Forms
Code Pages:1252 Latin 1
1250 Latin 2: Eastern Europe
1253 Greek
1254 Turkish
1257 Windows Baltic
Hinting:0-8 Smoothed
9-17 Hinted
18+ Hinted and Smoothed