univers - question

iris k's picture

hey. have a problem, i know frutiger had tottaly
opposite intentions but it happend :)
i need to combine at least 4 forms of univers lettertype
but have big problems which regular, light, bold.. to choose.
ofc i checked txts about frutiger's numering system but im
obviousely blind at the moment, hope not forever. it's the housework
for tomorrow so i'm a bit worried right now ..
how to recognize right combi of w&w?

dezcom's picture

Iris, I don't understand your question. What does "ofc" and "w&w" mean?
Weights beginning with a 4 are light,
Weights begininig with a 5 are regular
Weights beginning with a 6 are medium,
Weights beginning with a 7 are bold,

styles ending with a 5 are upright roman
Styles ending with a 6 are italic
Styles ending with a 7 are condensed,

In other words. Univers 55 is regular weight standard width roman
Univers 65 is medium weight standard width roman

ChrisL

iris k's picture

thank you for your answer.
ofc is ofcourse, w&w is weight and width.

maybe i dont understand the assignment so good, but.
i have to pick minimum 4 different styles from the family but it must have some sense- i have to find that sense so i can combine 4 good ones together.i pick some 4 (light, bold, oblique..) the teacher said "no no i'm not sure that one fits, check frutiger's numbering system.) i'm a very big beginner and my classes are on language i dont understand so please have some understanding about my probably stupid question. thanks!!

dezcom's picture

Iris,

Look at the thread from this link:

http://www.typophile.com/node/32569

ChrisL

brendanm's picture

I'm not sure exactly what your teacher's asking for, but if i was going to pick 4 fonts from Univers to go together I'd do this: choose one to start, then find a bold, italic, and bold-italic version of it.

For example:
55 (normal)
56 (italic)
75 (bold)
76 (bold italic)

or:
47 ("normal" in this example)
48 (italic)
67 (bold)
68 (bold italic)

iris k's picture

dear guys ChrisL and brendan thanks a lot!!
i am happy to help you one day.
cheers!! i.

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