Adrian Frutiger Forms and counterforms paperback

Paperback: 111 pages
Language: German French English
Publisher: Syndor press
ISBN-10: 3908257123
ISBN-13: 978-3908257127
Product Dimensions: 28 x 21.8 x 1.4 cm
Release Date: 1998

Idea and realization:
Eric Alb, Cham, Switzerland.

Typefaces(all designed by Adrian Frutiger):
Linotype Univers 430, 630 (german text)
Méridien roman, bold (french text)
Frutiger 55, 65 (english text)


In addition to his decades of activity as a designer of typefaces, Adrian Frutiger has for just as long worked on “free” forms. These forms are here assembled in a single volume for the first time. With them, the artist examines some basic themes of human existence.

As with the typefaces, the relationship between black and white areas, inner and outer forms, is essential. In Frutiger’s creative artistic work, the harmonious relationship between form and counter form, between black and white, becomes a statement of human and universal potentialities: a harmonious juxtaposition of basically conflicting antagonisms.


フルティガー氏は書体デザイナーとしての活動と同時に「形」というものを生涯探求されていました。
この「形」もまた書体同様にカウンターが意識されていて、書体についてだけでなく形の起源についても少しでも考えることができる名著です。

本文はフルティガー自身によるデザインされたUnivers(独)、Méridien(仏)、Frutiger(英)の三ヶ国語で組まれていて、見事なまでのハーモニーが美しいデザイン書籍です。

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