Frutiger Pompidou typeface

venticaratteruzzi's picture

Dear all,
I'm looking for the typeface Adrian Frutiger designed in the '70 for the Centre George Pompidou.
Do you knows any digital version (or something else very similar)?

Thanks

J Weltin's picture

Well, this typeface became the typeface with the name ‹Frutiger› itself.

David Rault's picture

... And this typeface was actually designed at the end of the 1960's for the Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport signage.

eliason's picture

You guys are on the wrong track. The CGP type was a rounded slab, not his famous sans.

J Weltin's picture

Oh, of course! I mixed it up with the Roissy alphabet. Pompidou was the enquiry.

aarhaus's picture

The source of these pictures (with more pictures and background information en français):

http://www.centrepompidou.fr/education/ressources/ENS-identite-visuelle/...

eliason's picture

American Typewriter is the closest thing I can think of offhand.

David Rault's picture

Indeed! Sorry for the mixup.

Nick Shinn's picture

Serifa

nina's picture

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William Berkson's picture

According to Frutiger Typefaces: The Complete Works, this has been digitized by André Baldinger in 1997, but it's not on his website.

JoergGustafs's picture

Interesting typeface, I’ve never seen it before. Both warm and sturdy, both feminine and masculine, both casual and formal. Now I understand why the redesign set the cat among the pigeons…

William Berkson's picture

Interesting that it has a bit of the feeling of H&FJ's Archer.

nina's picture

FYI I have taken the liberty of pointing André this way.
Maybe he can share some more information…

It is a super-interesting typeface. The Frutiger book has a fascinating (if very short) bit about how they accounted for it being used mainly vertically, for signage.

David Rault's picture

This being said, I think Din fits the museum quite well.

venticaratteruzzi's picture

Vi ringrazio molto: è che sto lavorando a un progetto in cui è molto importante la leggibilità "upside down"...
Ma come ho fatto a non accorgermi prima del lavoro di Frutiger (che pure ho visto tante volte)?
Sarà che sono un po' stanco...

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