Friz Quadrata

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Credits

Designer(s)
Ernst Friz, Victor Caruso, Thierry Puyfoulhoux
Foundry(ies)
ITC , Linotype
Release Year
1978
Country of Origin
Germany
Classification
Serif
Original Format
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Distributor(s)
Linotype, MyFonts, ITC Fonts
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Background

Friz Quadrata font is the work of a number of collaborators. The first weight was created by Swiss designer Ernst Friz and made its first international appearance with the design release of Visual Graphics Corporations. ITC then arranged with VGC so that Victor Caruso could add a bold weight to the original. Finally, in 1992, French designer Thierry Puyfoulhoux designed italic weights for both the original and bold weights.

On television, Friz Quadrata is used as in the title cards and credits for all of the Law & Order series.

More popularly, Friz Quadrata can be seen in Blizzard Entertainment’s 2002 RTS Warcraft III and 2004 MMORPG, World of Warcraft to display character names and item information. The font is also used by the Phoenix Coyotes of the NHL for the names on their uniforms and the italic version is used by the University of Cincinnati Bearcats for athletic uniforms and logos.

Friz Quadrata can be seen in the logos of influential hardcore punk bands Black Flag and Bad Religion, as well as by singer Mariah Carey on her album covers.

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