Font Family: Neue Frutiger, Number of fonts: 140*OTF + 140*WOFF, Type Foundry: Linotype, Designer: Adrian Frutiger, Akira Kobayashi, Design date: 2009
The original Frutiger typeface was designed in the early 1970s by Adrian Frutiger and his studio for the wayfinding system of the Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris. Soon after the airport was opened, a huge demand for the typeface arose from companies wanting to employ it in other signage systems, as well as in printed matter. The Frutiger typeface came out as part of the Linotype library in 1977. Epitomizing functionality and clarity both in signage and as a bread-and-butter typeface in print, Frutiger became a modern classic.
Neue Frutiger is the 2009 version of the Frutiger typeface family. It was revised and improved by Akira Kobayashi in close collaboration with Adrian Frutiger.
While Frutiger Next, the 1999 revision, introduced a new concept (including a larger x-height, a more pronounced ascender height, narrower letterspacing and, most notably, an italic with calligraphic traits), Neue Frutiger returns to the original 1977 design. The result is a well-balanced range of 10 finely-graded weights. Despite the various changes, the New Frutiger still fits perfectly with Frutiger and serves to harmoniously enhance the styles already in existence.