Subtleties of the Univers

This year, the legendary Adrian Frutiger (born 1928) died. Deep in the Print archives, we uncovered this feature about the man of a million typefaces, and the development of Univers. Learn the subtleties of the face from this 1961 article, appropriately titled “Univers: A New Concept in European Type Design” by Emil O. Biemann.

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