Adrian Frutiger

1928 - 2015

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Adrian Johann Frutiger (Swiss German pronunciation: [ˈfrutɪɡər]; 24 May 1928 – 10 September 2015) was a Swiss typeface designer who influenced the direction of type design in the second half of the 20th century. His career spanned the hot metal, phototypesetting and digital typesetting eras. Until his death, he lived in Bremgarten bei Bern.Frutiger's most famous designs, Univers, Frutiger and Avenir, are landmark sans-serif families spanning the three main genres of sans-serif typefaces: neogrotesque, humanist and geometric. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Adrian Frutiger has received more than 314,854 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Adrian Frutiger is the 37th most popular designer (down from 36th in 2019), the 163rd most popular biography from Switzerland (down from 158th in 2019) and the most popular Swiss Designer.

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Among designers, Adrian Frutiger ranks 37 out of 87Before him are Aristide Cavaillé-Coll, Miuccia Prada, Pierre Balmain, Alexander McQueen, Battista Farina, and Josiah Wedgwood. After him are Jeanne Lanvin, Andokides painter, Milton Glaser, Luigi Colani, Beau Brummell, and Syd Mead.

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Among people born in 1928, Adrian Frutiger ranks 133Before him are Einojuhani Rautavaara, Cécile Aubry, Cannonball Adderley, Mihály Lantos, Dick York, and Fidel Ramos. After him are Humberto Maturana, Paul Elvstrøm, Jo Schlesser, Sisavath Keobounphanh, Donald Judd, and Laurence Harvey. Among people deceased in 2015, Adrian Frutiger ranks 93Before him are Anne Meara, Jenő Buzánszky, Omar Karami, Akiyuki Nosaka, Jean-Pierre Beltoise, and Árpád Göncz. After him are Cabu, John Guillermin, Chantal Akerman, Geraldine McEwan, Magali Noël, and Arsen Dedić.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Adrian Frutiger ranks 163 out of 749Before him are Pietro Lombardo (1435), Isabelle Eberhardt (1877), Théophile Steinlen (1859), Rudolf I, Duke of Bavaria (1274), Victor Goldschmidt (1888), and Walter H. Schottky (1886). After him are Denis de Rougemont (1906), Adolphe Appia (1862), Robert Frank (1924), Charles Bally (1865), Charles Dutoit (1936), and Jaime, Duke of Madrid (1870).

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Among designers born in Switzerland, Adrian Frutiger ranks 1