Frutiger, Adrian

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Frutiger, Adrian Gender: M
born on 24 May 1928 at 20:15 (= 8:15 PM )
Place Unterseen, Switzerland, 46n41, 7e51
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Steinbrecher
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 03°20' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 14°11 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 06°08'

Adrian Frutiger (some of his font samples)


Swiss calligrapher, teacher, typeface designer and typographer. In his own studio, which he opened in 1960, he designed many distinguished typefaces for graphic art design, as well as for typewriter & computer.

He learned wood engraving in 1944-48 before studying calligraphy and letter design in 1948-51. He taught at the Etienne School and at the School of Decorative Arts.

He died on 12 September 2015 in Bremgarten, at age 87.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : Begin Major Project 1944 (Learned wood engraving)
  • Work : Begin Major Project 1948 (Calligraphy and letter design)
  • Work : Start Business 1960 (Opened studio)

Source Notes

B.R. in hand from Steinbrecher


  • Vocation : Art : Commercial artist (Caligraphy, typeface designer)
  • Vocation : Business : Business owner (Design studio)
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher (Etienne School)