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Adrian Frutiger Typefaces [Hardcover]

Heidrun Osterer
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Book Description

October 30, 2008 3764385812 978-3764385811 1
Based on conversations with Frutiger himself and on extensive research in France, England, Germany, and Switzerland, this publication provides a highly detailed and accurate account of the type designers artistic development and his work. With the support of Pro Helvetia, Swiss Arts Council

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Adrian Frutiger Typefaces presents the designs of one of the most significant type designers of the twentieth century. . . . Adrian Frutiger Typefaces will prove equally accessible to those with or without extensive experience in the sometimes esoteric world of letterform design. --Design and Culture

About the Author

Heidrun Osterer is lecturer in typographic screen design at 'Berufsschule für Gestaltung' (vocational design education and training) in Zurich

Philipp Stamm is an assistant professor of typography and type design at the Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst (HGK) Basel (University of Art and Design Basel).

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 460 pages
  • Publisher: Birkhäuser Architecture; 1 edition (October 30, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3764385812
  • ISBN-13: 978-3764385811
  • Product Dimensions: 1.8 x 10 x 12.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,460,440 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
A seriously enormous undertaking, "Adrian Frutiger Typefaces" is the definitive book on the type design work of Adrian Frutiger. From his beginnings to his latest designs, each face ever designed is displayed, compared, commented upon, and put into context.

Along with massive amounts of detail on each typeface Frutiger designed, there is a great deal of information explaining the technologies that were used and the advancements in type design over the past century. This is not only a book just on Frutiger's designs, but a book about the process of designing a typeface down to the smallest detail.

Recommended for anyone that has even the smallest appreciation of type and type design!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Adrian Frutiger August 1, 2009
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Great book for advanced students, teachers and designers involved it typography. Well done documentation of the life and work Adrian Frutiger, full of sketches, notices and designer`s comments which help you understand his way of thinking and work. Necessary in each library for serious thinking about typography. Deeply helpful for teachers.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The ultimate reference for typomaniacs June 30, 2014
A beautifully crafted book about the one absolute master of modern Type Design. The result is sheer perfection. This book will bring hours of delight to any serious student and teacher of typography. The personal insights by Frutiger himself about the creation and story of his typefaces are priceless and offer plenty of food for thought on type design and its integration with signage and landscape design. Quite possibly one of the most beautiful book on typography ever designed.
I wish I could grant six stars.
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