Avenir

Released in 1988, Avenir is a geometric sans-serif typeface designed by legendary type designer Adrian Frutiger, best known for his Univers and Frutiger designs. Although modeled after Futura (Avenir is the French word for future) and classified as a geometric sans, Avenir has some slightly humanist features that add warmth to the face, such as the tail on the t and the o that isn’t a perfect circle. Frutiger considered Avenir his finest work and it was voted the top favorite font of designers in a recent poll I did on Typewolf. Avenir is available in six weights—light, book, roman, medium, heavy and black—each with corresponding oblique styles.

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Avenir Specimen

Avenir Type Specimen

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Duesseldorf Photo
Nov 10, 2017
Fonts — Avenir
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Gin Lane
Oct 5, 2017
Fonts — Miller, Avenir
Sub Rosa
Aug 13, 2017
Fonts — Caslon Graphique, Avenir
Steve Luvender
Jun 9, 2017
Fonts — Leitura News, Avenir
McSweeney’s
May 5, 2017
Fonts — Garamond, Kepler, Avenir
Hotel Rottner
Jan 29, 2017
Fonts — Baskerville, Avenir
Newspaper Club
Nov 19, 2016
Fonts — Knockout, Avenir
Kindness.org
Oct 27, 2016
Fonts — ITC Clearface, Avenir, Kepler
Magpie
Aug 19, 2016
Fonts — Hera Big, Avenir
Mighty
Jul 9, 2016
Fonts — Publico, Avenir
David Schweitzer
Jun 11, 2016
Fonts — Freight Text, Avenir
NYC Pride
May 30, 2016
Fonts — Leitura Display, Avenir
Quiver
Apr 3, 2016
Fonts — Typonine Stencil, Avenir
Sheridan Life
Mar 31, 2016
Fonts — Chronicle Display, Avenir
Kin
Feb 23, 2016
Fonts — Jubilat, Avenir, Calluna
IFTTT
Jan 10, 2016
Fonts — Avenir
Stellar
Dec 26, 2015
Fonts — Avenir
The Macro
Nov 24, 2015
Fonts — New Caledonia, Avenir
IFWE
Oct 7, 2015
Fonts — Avenir, Baskerville
Twnsnd Co
Sep 15, 2015
Fonts — Nitti Grotesk, Avenir
Legwork Studio
Jun 20, 2015
Fonts — Avenir, Inconsolata
Dageraad Brewing
Jun 2, 2015
Fonts — ITC Stepp, Avenir
UpDroid
Apr 25, 2015
Fonts — Avenir, Monosten
Ape Studios
Apr 19, 2015
Fonts — Tiempos Headline, Avenir
Bloomberg Media
Mar 21, 2015
Fonts — Avenir, Atlas Typewriter
Island
Mar 19, 2015
Fonts — Avenir, Grad, Manus
IAM Weekend
Mar 12, 2015
Fonts — Avenir
Quick Left
Jan 15, 2015
Fonts — Avenir
Bassett Espresso
Dec 6, 2014
Fonts — Founders Grotesk, Avenir
Clumpies
Nov 5, 2014
Rooms
Nov 2, 2014
Fonts — Avenir
Mijlo
Oct 29, 2014
Kuvva
Oct 18, 2014
Fonts — Titling Gothic, Avenir
Final
Oct 15, 2014
Fonts — Flama, Avenir
Radian Boston
Aug 22, 2014
Fonts — Avenir, Lora
Project 53
Jul 24, 2014
Fonts — Avenir
Readymag
Jul 18, 2014
Fonts — Nobel, Avenir
Rokkan
Jun 25, 2014
Fonts — Minion, Avenir
Gubb & Mackie
May 26, 2014
Fonts — Avenir
Hughes Estate Sales
May 1, 2014
Fonts — Avenir
Future Collective
Jan 26, 2014
Fonts — Avenir
SF/Arts
Jan 18, 2014
Fonts — Avenir
The Elisabeth
Jan 17, 2014
Fonts — Avenir, Consolas
Jean Stories
Jan 12, 2014
Fonts — Avenir, Proxima Nova
Present Plus
Jan 10, 2014
Fonts — Avenir, Univers
Essence
Jan 6, 2014
Fonts — Didot, Avenir
Beef
Dec 22, 2013
Fonts — Avenir, Alegreya
Donoghue Barrett & Singal
Fonts — Avenir
Boompa Records
Aug 17, 2013
Fonts — Avenir, Playfair Display
Belancio
Aug 14, 2013
Fonts — Brandon Grotesque, Avenir
Exponent PR
Jul 14, 2013
Fonts — Avenir
Room 11
Jul 5, 2013
Fonts — Avenir, Inconsolata
Standing By Co.
Jul 4, 2013
Fonts — Avenir, Skolar
Bruno Felicio
Jun 28, 2013
Fonts — FF Tisa, Avenir, DIN


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