Avenir 55 Roman Oblique


Avenir 55 Roman Oblique
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 55 Roman Oblique, Sans Serif, anno 1980, Central European, Dictionaries, OpenType, Com, Std, Frutiger

SKU: 15650339

Product ID: 26996

Avenir 55 Roman Oblique Font Information

Family Name:Avenir LT 55 Oblique
Fixed Pitch:No
Symbol Encoded:No
Embedded Bitmaps:No
Creation Date:12/23/2004
Modified Date:12/23/2004
Unicode Ranges:Basic Latin
Latin-1 Supplement
General Punctuation
Currency Symbols
Mathematical Operators
Code Pages:1252 Latin 1
Hinting:0-6 Smoothed
7-12 Hinted
13+ Hinted and Smoothed