FRUTIGER CAPITALIS

Designed by Adrian Frutiger. Published by Linotype in 2005 as part of the Frutiger Super Family.

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Adrian Frutiger has created an entire typeface universe. He is especially well-known for his highly readable faces for longer texts (Meridien, Univers, Glypha, Linotype Centennial, etc.), but has also produced many popular decorative alphabets, such as Ondine, Phoebus, and President, which he created in Paris in 1953.More recently, he has applied his skills to the typefaces of the Linotype Project Type before Gutenberg. These include the light-footed and extravagant Herculanum, the narrow Pompeijana with its diamond-shaped serifs and the robust Rusticana, all derived from Roman origins.Frutiger Capitalis Regular and Outline belong in this group as well; however, they are not based on direct historical sources. At first glance, they may seem related to the roman type Capitalis Monumentalis, but opon closer examination, the fonts reveal a vitality unknown to the characters the Romans etched in stone. Frutiger confesses that creating Capitalis was "a liberation." After working on so many sophisticated and meticulously designed typefaces, Capitalis was a breath of fresh air.Stylistically, Frutiger Capitalis Outline forms a bridge to Frutiger Capitalis Signs -- a whole universe of its own. Frutiger Capitalis Signs is a personal cosmos of symbols, many are immediately "legible", others leave room for interpretation. Some of the symbols are the product of Frutiger"s imagination, such as his "Life Signs" -- soft, hand drawn figures whose lines have no apparent beginning or end, creating both interior and exterior spaces, new forms emerging at each glance. These contoured drawings have accompanied Frutiger throughout his professional life -- a fantasy garden which has provided an important balance to his many years of disciplined typeface design. Yet he does not consider himself an artist. Frutiger says he simply "wants to tell stories, to draw thin lines, create contours of signs: that is my style."

Outline
Signs
Regular
120
J’ai vu un punk afghan et deux clowns aux Monsieur Jack. Où l'obèse jury mûr? Mon pauvre zébu ankylosé choque deux fois ton wagon jaune.
70
J’ai vu un punk afghan et deux clowns aux Monsieur Jack. Où l'obèse jury mûr? Mon pauvre zébu ankylosé choque deux fois ton wagon jaune.
40
J’ai vu un punk afghan et deux clowns aux Monsieur Jack. Où l'obèse jury mûr? Mon pauvre zébu ankylosé choque deux fois ton wagon jaune.
25
J’ai vu un punk afghan et deux clowns aux Monsieur Jack. Où l'obèse jury mûr? Mon pauvre zébu ankylosé choque deux fois ton wagon jaune.
18
J’ai vu un punk afghan et deux clowns aux Monsieur Jack. Où l'obèse jury mûr? Mon pauvre zébu ankylosé choque deux fois ton wagon jaune.
12
J’ai vu un punk afghan et deux clowns aux Monsieur Jack. Où l'obèse jury mûr? Mon pauvre zébu ankylosé choque deux fois ton wagon jaune.
120
J’ai vu un punk afghan et deux clowns aux Monsieur Jack. Où l'obèse jury mûr? Mon pauvre zébu ankylosé choque deux fois ton wagon jaune.
70
J’ai vu un punk afghan et deux clowns aux Monsieur Jack. Où l'obèse jury mûr? Mon pauvre zébu ankylosé choque deux fois ton wagon jaune.
40
J’ai vu un punk afghan et deux clowns aux Monsieur Jack. Où l'obèse jury mûr? Mon pauvre zébu ankylosé choque deux fois ton wagon jaune.
25
J’ai vu un punk afghan et deux clowns aux Monsieur Jack. Où l'obèse jury mûr? Mon pauvre zébu ankylosé choque deux fois ton wagon jaune.
18
J’ai vu un punk afghan et deux clowns aux Monsieur Jack. Où l'obèse jury mûr? Mon pauvre zébu ankylosé choque deux fois ton wagon jaune.
12
J’ai vu un punk afghan et deux clowns aux Monsieur Jack. Où l'obèse jury mûr? Mon pauvre zébu ankylosé choque deux fois ton wagon jaune.
Superscript
167 167
Fractions
135/167 135/167
Replaces figures separated by a slash with 'common' (diagonal) fractions.
Ordinals
1a2o 1a2o
Replaces characters with ordinal forms for use after figures.
Standard Ligatures
flfi flfi
Replaces a sequence of glyphs with a ligature. Active by default.
Case-Sensitive Forms
(H-o) (H-o)
Shifts punctuation up to a position that works better with all-caps text.
Why are our days numbered and not, say, lettered?
— Woody Allen
Punctuation
Uppercase
Lowercase
Modifiers
Ligatures
Currency
Symbols
Decimal
Other
Mathematical Operators
Miscellaneous
Letterlike
Geometric Shapes
Lowercase
Uppercase
Uppercase
Lowercase
Frutiger Capitalis has 3 Styles