Swiss Font Legend Adrian Frutiger Dies at 87

Sad news from Switzerland:

The internationally renowned Bernese designer who created the famous Univers typeface passed away on September 12 in Bern at the age of 87.

He was one of the few typographers whose worked with hot metal, photographic and digital typesetting during his long career. Besides his well-known Univers family of sans serif typefaces, Frutiger designed over 50 other fonts like Roissy, Avenir, Centennial, Egyptienne, Glyphia, Seifa and Versailles. He was also the man behind OCR-B, the standard alphabet for optical character recognition.

What a remarkable career.

Monday, 14 September 2015