Frutiger Pompidou typeface

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Venti caratteruzzi's picture
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Frutiger Pompidou typeface
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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

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Juergen Weltin's picture
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Well, this typeface became the typeface with the name ‹Frutiger› itself.

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

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

Juergen Weltin's picture
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Oh, of course! I mixed it up with the Roissy alphabet. Pompidou was the enquiry.

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

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

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

David Rault's picture
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Indeed! Sorry for the mixup.

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Serifa

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

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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…

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

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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.

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

Venti caratteruzzi's picture
Joined: 25 Feb 2008 - 3:11am
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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...