Gravur Condensed

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Release Year
1996-2001
Country of Origin
Switzerland
Classification
Sans Serif, Swiss Gothic
Original Format
Digital
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Tags
condensed, monoline, swiss

Background

One of the key features in everyday life in Switzerland is standardization, ranging from the look of wastebags to the design of letterboxes. Interestingly, (and maybe perversely), 95% of Switzerland’s letterboxes and door bells are inscribed in exactly the same way, using the very same font. I redrew the font together with Gilles Gavillet, generating 5 different weights (and an unpublished set of 5 alternate fonts).

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Last edited by Jason Santa Maria on April 4, 2014, 09:27am EST

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