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Avenir Font by Adrian Frutiger

Adrian Frutiger designed Avenir in 1988, after years of having an talk into in sans serif typefaces. In an conversation with Linotype, he said:

Looking back on more than 40 years of concern with sans serif typefaces, I felt an obligation to design a linear style of sans serif, in the tradition of Erbar™, Futura®, and to a lesser extent Gill Sans®. These have purely constructed characters from which the element of a handwriting movement has been removed. Obviously this could not be an outstanding new creation, but I have tried to make use of the experience and stylistic developments of the 20th century in order to work out an independent alphabet meeting modern typographical needs.

The assurance Avenir means “future” in French and hints that the typeface owes some of its paraphrasing to Futura. But contrastive with Futura , Avenir is not purely geometric; it has vertical strokes that are thicker than the horizontals, an “o” that is not a exquisite encircle, and shortened ascenders. These nuances aid in legibility and assign Avenir a sympathetic and substantive advent for both texts and headlines.


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Avenir 35 Light

Avenir 35 Light Oblique

Avenir 45 Book

Avenir 45 Book Oblique

Avenir 55 Roman

Avenir 55 Oblique

Avenir 65 Medium

Avenir 65 Medium Oblique

Avenir 85 Heavy

Avenir 85 Heavy Oblique

Avenir 95 Black

Avenir 95 Black Oblique

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  1. Nancy Upchurch says

    When I try to install this font, it says it’s not a valid font.

    • catharina says

      Why is ALL fonts I tried to download after successfully download 1 font, I keep getting error message: The file was deleted…. Is this a joke? I paid the premium registration already!…

      • admin says

        TODAY i receive message
        “Has been removed due to a violation of our ToS and multiple complaints we received from third parties.”
        don’t worry, after few days i reupload all file

  2. Maron says

    For me all correct

  3. w3r says

    agreed 100%

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