Avenir

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Release Year
1988
Country of Origin
Germany
Classification
Sans Serif, Geometric Sans
Original Format
Digital
Distributor(s)
Linotype, Veer, Adobe, FontShop, MyFonts
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Avenir was designed by Adrian Frutiger and released by Linotype-Hell AG in 1988. The design is based on two earlier sans serif typefaces, Erbar and Futura. Frutiger has described Avenir as a geometric sans serif with a human touch, unlike the cold mechanical flavor of Futura. Avenir is unusual in that it has weights that are similar, but each is designed for a different purpose.

For example, the Light and Book weights are similar, but Book is most appropriate for text blocks while the Light is better for adding a contrasting element (perhaps a heading) to a heavier weight. These weight selections also allow for optimal results under varied printing conditions.

Use the bold and extra bold weights of Avenir for emphasis with the light, book, and medium weights.

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Last edited by Camille Appert on March 13, 2014, 04:24pm EST

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