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21 Asterisks of Christmas

Contributed by Stephen ONeill on Nov 26th, 2015. Artwork published in
November 2015
    21 Asterisks of Christmas 1
    Source: Photo: Stephen ONeill. @typechap 2015. License: All Rights Reserved. Artwork by Stephen ONeill.

    I was very sad to hear of the passing of Adrian Frutiger this year. I always loved the iconic type specimens for his Univers typeface – a perfect way of showcasing Frutiger’s masterpiece – an almost scientific system of 21 weights and widths that could be combined perfectly (and a sublime solution to the many different sans serif faces at the time that very rarely complemented each other). They were created by Rémy Peignot for the Parisian type foundry Deberny et Peignot and released in the early 1960s (Univers was designed by Adrian Frutiger between 1954 and 1957).

    So referencing these type specimens, I found out that Univers also has a nice range of snowy asterisks.

    21 Asterisks of Christmas 2
    Source: @typechap 2015. License: All Rights Reserved.


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