Univers is the name of a large sans-serif typeface family designed by Adrian Frutiger and released by his employer Deberny & Peignot in 1957. Classified as a neo-grotesque sans-serif, one based on the model of nineteenth-century German typefaces such as Akzidenz-Grotesk, it was notable for its availability from the moment of its launch in a comprehensive range of weights and widths.
Frutiger imposed strict discipline across all elements of the series, from light to dark, extra condensed to extended, a concordance of design that was possible in the foundry type and photocomposition fonts. Any version may be mixed within a word with any other.
It may be argued that the design of the most popular central series is limited by strict conformity to little used extremes. If Helvetica gives us the strongest central designs at some sacrifice in uniformity across the series, Univers gives us a uniform series by disciplining the central designs.
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Univers Light – [Zurich Light]
Univers Roman – [Sophia Nubian Regular]
Univers Bold – [Sophia Nubian Bold]
Univers Black – [VI Thuoc Duoc font]
Univers Extra Black – [Zurich Extra Black]
Univers Italic Fonts
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Originally released in 2009, Graphik has quickly become a modern classic. With a rational grid composed of nine weights in eight different widths, the Graphik Collection is created for maximum flexibility in communication. Inspiration for Graphik came from designer Christian Schwartz’s enduring interest in the expressive possibilities found in ordinary sans serif typefaces.
The purposeful, elegant plainness and wide range of widths allow the Graphik collection to move effortlessly between being a central design element or playing a supporting role in editorial design, corporate branding, video and broadcast design, websites, apps, and user interfaces.
San Francisco Display
San Francisco is a neo-grotesque sans-serif typeface made by Apple Inc. It was first released to developers on November 18, 2014. It is the first new typeface designed at Apple in nearly 20 years and has been inspired by Helvetica and DIN.
The San Francisco typeface has three main variants: SF for macOS, iOS, and iPadOS; SF Compact for watchOS; and SF Mono for the Terminal, Console, and Xcode applications. Several other variants exist for internal use by Apple.
San Francisco was first introduced in watchOS only. The next year at WWDC, Apple released the watchOS font as SF Compact and at the same time introduced SF UI (generally called SF) for OS X El Capitan and iOS 9. In macOS High Sierra and iOS 11, SF UI was succeeded by SF Pro.
House Industries developed this special version of Chalet for the House book project. They optimized the characters for better readability at small sizes and made the entire typeface more compact. They also added small caps, small cap figures, fractions and some useful OpenType features.
Aktiv Grotesk is a grotesque sans-serif typeface released through Dalton Maag in 2010. It has been described as a “Helvetica killer.” The designers of Aktiv Grotesk wanted to create something in between Helvetica and Univers by removing the quirks from Helvetica and adding a bit of warmth to Univers. Aktiv Grotesk is one of my personal favorite grotesques.
It was designed as an intentional alternative to the most ubiquitous typeface from the grotesque genre – a typeface which Bruno Maag, founder of Dalton Maag, openly despises as the ‘vanilla ice cream’ of a designer’s type library.
Acumin is a versatile sans-serif typeface family that is equally at home in text and headline settings. It’s especially suitable for use in information design and anywhere a clean, modern aesthetic is needed. This original design by Adobe’s principal designer Robert Slimbach brings a subtle balance to the architectural and modular form central to the neo-grotesque tradition.
GT America (formerly known as GT Federal ) is a sans-serif typeface released through Grilli Type in 2016. It was designed by Noël Leu with additional work by Seb McLauchlan. The design draws inspiration from both Swiss and American grotesques. It’s a huge family that is available in five widths and seven weights, as well as a monospaced version.
Libre Franklin is an interpretation and expansion of the 1912 Morris Fuller Benton classic.
The Libre Franklin project is led by Impallari Type, a type design foundry based in Rosario, Argentina. To contribute, see github.com/impallari/Libre-Franklin
Released in 1990 by German type foundry URW Studio, and designed by G. Wunderlich, Maxima is a clean, simple and effective sans-serif font design.
Supria Sans is a grotesque sans-serif typeface designed by Hannes von Döhren and released through HVD Fonts in 2011. This typeface isn’t encountered nearly as much as Döhren’s other works such as Brandon Grotesque, which is surprising because this type of quirky grotesque seems to be in favor with designers at the moment.
Supria Sans is fairly unique in that it contains true italics in addition to the sloped, oblique variety normally found in grotesques.
PF Encore Sans
Encore Sans Pro is a sans serif which projects an image of reliability, authority and competence making it ideal for corporate applications. A functional typeface which combines utility with style. It’s subtle round characteristics such as the slightly curved-in edges, create a distinctly contemporary look, blending effectively traditional with modern details.
Encore Sans Pro has received 3 international awards and distinctions including a Silver at the european ED Awards 2010.
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