Serifa

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Credits

Designer(s)
Adrian Frutiger
Foundry(ies)
Bauer
Release Year
1966
Country of Origin
Switzerland
Classification
Serif, Slab Serif, Egyptian
Original Format
Metal (Foundry)
Distributor(s)
Linotype, FontShop
Tags
egyptian, serif, slab serif

Background

Serifa was designed by Adrian Frutiger for the Bauer foundry in 1966. The letterforms are based on those of Frutiger’s earlier sans serif design, Univers. Square, unbracketed serifs have been added, making this a slab serif (or Egyptian) typeface.

Usually, slab serif types are blocky and difficult to read in text, but Serifa has more humanistic forms that are highly readable for both text and display applications such as headlines, captions, or corporate logos.

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Last edited by Dan Rubin on November 30, 2010, 12:17pm EST

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