OCR-A

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Credits

Designer(s)
Adrian Frutiger
Foundry(ies)
Linotype
Release Year
1968
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Classification
Ornamented, Novelty, Machine Readable
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Background

The goal of this font design was to create forms which could be used and reproduced electronically and remain legible. Technicians from the European Computer Manufacturers’ Association and Adrian Frutiger combined strict mathematical criteria with typographic tradition to solve both technical and aesthetic problems. OCR was the resulting font and was made a world standard in 1973. The font has an objective, technical character and was created specifically for multimedia, although its distinctive appearance has also made it a popular typographical trend.

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