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From Univers towards Avenir
On the professional career of Adrian Frutiger

Heidrun Osterer

Session A05 | Palace A
Friday 19 September | 15:00 – 15:50

Theme Personalities | Duration: 50 minutes

Having just finished writing a comprehensive monography on the professional career of Adrian Frutiger (with Philipp Stamm, to be published in October 2008 by Birkhäuser Verlag and Princeton Press), in my lecture I will give an overview about the origin and development of the typefaces of Adrian Frutiger, his professional work in his time, in the historical context (from the beginning of writing) and the reflection nowadays. Moreover, I will give a detailed analysis of some of his important typefaces like Univers, Frutiger and Avenir.

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Heidrun Osterer

Designer Feinherb, Visuelle Gestaltung | Switzerland

Heidrun Osterer, born 1966, Graphic Designer and CEO of feinherb Visuelle Gestaltung, Co-founder of the Swiss Foundation Type and Typography, there responsable for Archives, Part-time lecturer for typography on the screen at the Vocational School of Design in Zurich, Consultant to the Swiss Typographic Magazine STM. Since 2001 research on the professional career of Adrian Frutiger.

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