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Frutiger on a Swiss road sign panel #typography

Suisse Autocars Alpestres, circa 1933

80 Beautiful Typefaces For Professional Design


3. Frutiger, Adrian Frutiger (1977) — It quickly became a bestseller and was expanded several times, most recently in 1999 by Frutiger himself. #typography #fonts

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12 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of Airports

In 75% of all airports, you’ll find one of three typefaces: Helvetica, Frutiger, and Clearview. All three are sans serif because it’s easier to read at a distance. The unofficial rule for size, according to the Transportation Research Board’s guide to wayfinding, is that every inch of letter height adds 40 feet of viewing distance (so a “3 inch tall letter would be legible from 120 feet”).

frutiger sans typeface