Vectora by Adrian Frutiger

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Vectora
Some say Adrian Frutiger took Univers and asked himself, "How high can I push the x-height on this sucker?". Vectora was born. It makes for great headlines, as proven recently in glossies such as Esquire, GQ, and O Magazine, who commissioned Christian Schwartz to draw a thin weight.

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As seen on QBN Typecase, a feature I created in 2005 for trendy design portal Newstoday. I am no longer editor of the column, but it was a good gig while it lasted. It entailed two of my favorite jobs: designing specimens, and pushing fonts on the youths.

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  1. nitro_furano 75 months ago | reply

    Adrian Frutiger is a regretful living legend, which i respect a lot his work and research - except in one thing: all slanted typefaces looks very cheap (as Ellen Lupton also agrees a lot), and would be great if true italics of great fonts like his Univers and others.

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