Adrian Frutiger designed Avenir in 1988, after years of having an interest in sans serif typefaces. In an interview with Linotype, he said he felt an obligation to design a linear sans in the tradition of Erbar and Futura, but to also make use of the experience and stylistic developments of the twentieth century.
The word Avenir means “future” in French and hints that the typeface owes some of its interpretation to Futura. But unlike Futura , Avenir is not purely geometric; it has vertical strokes that are thicker than the horizontals, an “o” that is not a perfect circle, and shortened ascenders.
These nuances aid in legibility and give Avenir a harmonious and sensible appearance for both texts and headlines.
These are similar free fonts to Avenir font family.
Compatible: Mac, Windows
Font Type: OTF, TTF
Total Files: 1
Hi and Thank you for your efforts.
Is this version of Avenir free for commercial use?
Sreekar Guddeti says
Can I use the Avenir font for academic use? I hope I am not violating copyright law by using your font. thank you 🙂
Can I have the free download of AVENIR font for corporate use?
Ludmila Slezáková says
Mohu toto písmo použít pro komerční účely prosím?
Děkuju Ludmila Slezáková
Hello, may I use this font for my brand logo?
you’re going to have a hard time paying them back if you’re caught using it without paying. I suggest avoiding high profile typefaces
Evelien Broers says
Hi, can I use this font for internal corporate communications?
Hello, may I use this font for my design?
The similar fonts can be used for your project