Univers Poster

Univers was designed by Adrian Frutiger in 1956 and released by the Deberny & Peignot type foundry in 1957. It is a neo-grotesque sans serif; it features optically even stroke weights and a large x-height to improve legibility. It’s become known for the variety of weights and set-widths included in the family. At the time it was designed it included 21 variations, and was the first type family to implement a numbering system as opposed to using names.

universe poster of univers. Font by Adrian Frutiger