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What is the Frutiger® font?

In 1968, Adrian Frutiger was commissioned to develop a sign and directional system for the new Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris. Though everyone thought he would want to use his successful Univers font family, Frutiger decided instead to make a new sans serif typeface that would be suitable for the specific legibility requirements of airport signage: easy recognition from the distances and angles of driving and walking. The resulting font was in accord with the modern architecture of the airport.
In 1976, he expanded and completed the family for D. Stempel AG in conjunction with Linotype, and it was named Frutiger. More…
The Frutiger family is neither strictly geometric nor humanistic in construction; its forms are designed so that each individual character is quickly and easily recognized. Such distinctness makes it good for signage and display work. Although it was originally intended for the large scale of an airport, the full family has a warmth and subtlety that have, in recent years, made it popular for the smaller scale of body text in magazines and booklets.

Frutiger® Font families

The Frutiger® includes the following font families:

  • Frutiger 45 Light
  • Frutiger 46 Light Italic
  • Frutiger 55 Roman
  • Frutiger 56 Italic
  • Frutiger 65 Bold
  • Frutiger 66 Bold Italic
  • Frutiger 75 Black
  • Frutiger 76 Black Italic
  • Frutiger 95 Ultra Black
  • Frutiger 47 Light Condensed
  • Frutiger 48 Light Condensed Italic
  • Frutiger 57 Condensed
  • Frutiger 58 Condensed Italic
  • Frutiger 67 Bold Condensed
  • Frutiger 68 Bold Condensed Italic
  • Frutiger 77 Black Condensed
  • Frutiger 78 Black Condensed Italic
  • Frutiger 87 Extra Black Condensed
  • Frutiger 88 Extra Black Condensed Italic

Frutiger® Preview

Here is a preview of how Frutiger® will look. For more previews using your own text as an example, click here.

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It is always best to pay for a premium font rather than trying to find an illegal download. The benefits of paying for Frutiger® is that you get the license to use it leagally. If you're using an illegal version of Frutiger® and you get caught, you or your client could get into some trouble legally with the publisher of Frutiger®. Also it is highly unlikely that you'll be able to find Frutiger® for free. Doing various searches on Google such as "Free Frutiger® Download" you will see a lot of websites that will say "Free Download" but these are just attempts to get you to click on a link which will either take you to an ad landing page or you risk getting viruses on your computer. In the rare occasion that you do find a free download for Frutiger® remember that it's illegal to use a font if you didn't pay for it!

If you really want Frutiger® and you want to truly own it the legal and safe way, then click here to visit the download and purchase page on Here you will be able to obtain the proper license. The designer and publisher deserves to be paid for their work, as they have put in the hours and the creativity to produce such an amazing font. Good luck with your purchase and future use of this font. :)