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  • Avenir Next Rounded W05 Md It
    Avenir Next Rounded W05 Md It
    Packages

    AvenirNextRoundedW05-MdIt

    Style

    Regular

    Version

    2.00

    Company

    Linotype GmbH

    Author

    Adrian Frutiger, Akira Kobayashi

    Trademark

    Avenir is a trademark of Linotype GmbH registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and may be registered in certain other jurisdictions.

    Copyright

    Copyright 2012 Linotype GmbH, www.linotype.com. All rights reserved. This font software may not be reproduced, modified, disclosed or transferred without the express written approval of Linotype GmbH. Avenir is a trademark of Linotype GmbH registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and may be registered in certain other jurisdictions. This typeface is original artwork of Adrian Frutiger, Akira Kobayashi. The design may be protected in certain jurisdictions.

    Description

    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. In 2004 Adrian Frutiger and the type director of Linotype GmbH Akira Kobayashi reworked the Avenir and created the Avenir Next for the Platinum Collection. It includes new small caps, newly designed true italics, and a complete new range of condensed weights. Avenir Next is a versatile sans serif family, ready for large and complex projects from books to signage to advertising.

    License

    NOTIFICATION OF LICENSE AGREEMENTYou have obtained this font software either directly from Linotype GmbH or together with software distributed by one of Linotype's licensees.This font software is a valuable asset of Linotype GmbH. Unless you have entered into a specific license agreement granting you additional rights, your use of this font software is limited to your workstation for your own use. You may not copy or distribute this font software. If you have any questions regarding your license terms, please review the license agreement you received with the software.General license terms and usage rights can be viewed at www.linotype.com/license.Generelle Lizenzbedingungen und Nutzungsrechte finden Sie unter www.linotype.com/license.Pour plus d'informations concernant le contrat d'utilisation du logiciel de polices, veuillez consulter notre site web www.linotype.com/license.Linotype GmbH can be contacted at:Tel.: +49(0)6172 484-418

  • Akko W1G
    Akko W1G
    Packages

    Akko W1G

    Style

    Regular

    Version

    1.00

    Company

    Monotype GmbH

    Author

    Akira Kobayashi

    Trademark

    Akko is a trademark of Monotype Imaging Inc. registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and may be registered in certain other jurisdictions.

    Copyright

    Copyright 2011-2014 Monotype Imaging Inc. All rights reserved.

    Description

    A typeface family inpired by both industial type designs such as DIN and Isonorm, and typefaces with organic curves such as Cooper Black. One skeleton, two families: robust and rigid sanserif Akko and soft and friendly Akko Rounded. Each family has six weights (Thin, Light, Regular, Medium, Bold and Black). Italics are availbable throughout the family. The initial idea was to create a sanserif type with a ?soft-focus? effect. With rounded corners the overall look has a friendly touch, although its skeleton has a hint of German ?Textura? type. Characteristics: (1) simple and compact letterform. Especially the capital letters are space-saving. (2) subtly curved diagonal strokes on A,V, K, v, y, etc. so that the junction creates less dark spot. (3) extra ligatures such as c-t and s-t for adding historical touch. Also for the German language the c-h, c-k and the s-c-h ligatures have been reintroduced. It makes sense in contemporary usage where space is crutial. (4) soft-focused but clear and legible letterforms. A clear distinction between the cap 'I', the figure '1' and the lowercase 'l', and the 'O' and the 'zero'. (5) lining and oldstyle figures are available.

    License

    This font software is the property of Monotype Imaging Inc., or one of its affiliated entities (collectively, Monotype) and its use by you is covered under the terms of a license agreement. You have obtained this font software either directly from Monotype or together with software distributed by one of the licensees of Monotype. This software is a valuable asset of Monotype. Unless you have entered into a specific license agreement granting you additional rights, your use of this software is limited by the terms of the actual license agreement you have entered into with Monotype. You may not copy or distribute this software. If you have any questions concerning your rights you should review the license agreement you received with the software. You can learn more about Monotype here: www.monotype.com

  • Between 1 W05 Bold
    Between 1 W05 Bold
    Packages

    Between1W05-Bold

    Style

    Regular

    Version

    1.00

    Company

    Monotype Imaging Inc.

    Author

    Akira Kobayashi

    Trademark

    Between is a trademark of Monotype Imaging Inc. and may be registered in certain jurisdictions.

    Copyright

    Copyright 2016 Monotype Imaging Inc. All rights reserved.

    Description

    Between is a suite of three contemporary sans serif typefaces designed by Akira Kobayashi featuring ample x-height and generous counters for optimal legibility. The unique three style variant is a key feature of the family, hence the name: san means three in Japanese. Each style consists of eight weights with corresponding italics. Between 1 is a technical design, a blend between the functional grotesque and the friendlier humanist sans. Between 2 is an organic design, hand-crafted to be warm and approachable. Between 3 is a dynamic design. Cheerful, lively sans serif developed out of casual handwritten letterforms.

    License

    This font software is the property of Monotype Imaging Inc., or one of its affiliated entities (collectively, Monotype) and its use by you is covered under the terms of a license agreement. You have obtained this font software either directly from Monotype or together with software distributed by one of the licensees of Monotype. This software is a valuable asset of Monotype. Unless you have entered into a specific license agreement granting you additional rights, your use of this software is limited by the terms of the actual license agreement you have entered into with Monotype. You may not copy or distribute this software. If you have any questions concerning your rights you should review the license agreement you received with the software. You can learn more about Monotype here: www.monotype.com

  • AkkoRoundedPro-Medium
    AkkoRoundedPro-Medium
    Packages

    Akko Rounded Pro Medium

    Style

    Regular

    Version

    1.00

    Company

    Linotype GmbH

    Author

    Akira Kobayashi

    Trademark

    Akko is a trademark of Linotype Corp. and may be registered in certain jurisdictions in the name of Linotype Corp. or its licensee Linotype GmbH.

    Copyright

    Copyright 2011 Linotype Corp., www.linotype.com. All rights reserved. This font software may not be reproduced, modified, disclosed or transferred without the express written approval of Linotype Corp. Akko is a trademark of Linotype Corp. and may be registered in certain jurisdictions in the name of Linotype Corp. or its licensee Linotype GmbH. This typeface is original artwork of Akira Kobayashi. The design may be protected in certain jurisdictions.

    Description

    A typeface family inpired by both industial type designs such as DIN and Isonorm, and typefaces with organic curves such as Cooper Black. One skeleton, two families: robust and rigid sanserif Akko and soft and friendly Akko Rounded. Each family has six weights (Thin, Light, Regular, Medium, Bold and Black). Italics are availbable throughout the family. The initial idea was to create a sanserif type with a soft-focus effect. With rounded corners the overall look has a friendly touch, although its skeleton has a hint of German Textura type. Characteristics: (1) simple and compact letterform. Especially the capital letters are space-saving. (2) subtly curved diagonal strokes on A,V, K, v, y, etc. so that the junction creates less dark spot. (3) extra ligatures such as c-t and s-t for adding historical touch. Also for the German language the c-h, c-k and the s-c-h ligatures have been reintroduced. It makes sense in contemporary usage where space is crutial. (4) soft-focused but clear and legible letterforms. A clear distinction between the cap 'I', the figure '1' and the lowercase 'l', and the 'O' and the 'zero'. (5) lining and oldstyle figures are available.

    License

    NOTIFICATION OF LICENSE AGREEMENTYou have obtained this font software either directly from Linotype GmbH or together with software distributed by one of Linotype's licensees.This font software is a valuable asset of Linotype GmbH. Unless you have entered into a specific license agreement granting you additional rights, your use of this font software is limited to your workstation for your own use. You may not copy or distribute this font software. If you have any questions regarding your license terms, please review the license agreement you received with the software.General license terms and usage rights can be viewed at www.linotype.com/license.Generelle Lizenzbedingungen und Nutzungsrechte finden Sie unter www.linotype.com/license.Pour plus d'informations concernant le contrat d'utilisation du logiciel de polices, veuillez consulter notre site web www.linotype.com/license.Linotype GmbH can be contacted at:Tel.: +49(0)6172 484-418

  • NeuzeitOfficeSRPro-Regular
    NeuzeitOfficeSRPro-Regular
    Packages

    Neuzeit Office SR Pro

    Style

    Regular

    Version

    1.00

    Company

    Linotype GmbH

    Author

    Akira Kobayashi and Linotype Design Studio

    Trademark

    Neuzeit is a trademark of Linotype GmbH registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and may be registered in certain other jurisdictions.

    Copyright

    Copyright 2009 Linotype GmbH, www.linotype.com. All rights reserved. This font software may not be reproduced, modified, disclosed or transferred without the express written approval of Linotype GmbH. Neuzeit is a trademark of Linotype GmbH registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and may be registered in certain other jurisdictions. This typeface is original artwork of Akira Kobayashi and Linotype Design Studio. The design may be protected in certain jurisdictions.

    License

    NOTIFICATION OF LICENSE AGREEMENTYou have obtained this font software either directly from Linotype GmbH or together with software distributed by one of Linotype's licensees.This font software is a valuable asset of Linotype GmbH. Unless you have entered into a specific license agreement granting you additional rights, your use of this font software is limited to your workstation for your own use. You may not copy or distribute this font software. If you have any questions regarding your license terms, please review the license agreement you received with the software.General license terms and usage rights can be viewed at www.linotype.com/license.Generelle Lizenzbedingungen und Nutzungsrechte finden Sie unter www.linotype.com/license.Pour plus d'informations concernant le contrat d'utilisation du logiciel de polices, veuillez consulter notre site web www.linotype.com/license.Linotype GmbH can be contacted at:Tel.: +49(0)6172 484-418

  • Avenir Next World W05 Bold
    Avenir Next World W05 Bold
    Style

    Regular

    Version

    1.00

    Company

    Monotype GmbH

    Author

    The Monotype Studio 2020, Adrian Frutiger 1988, Akira Kobayashi 2009

    Trademark

    Avenir is a trademark of Monotype GmbH registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and may be registered in certain other jurisdictions.

    Copyright

    Copyright 2020 Monotype GmbH. All rights reserved.

    Description

    Typeface Family Name: Avenir Next World.Library: Monotype Library.Typeface Designer: The Monotype Studio 2019, Adrian Frutiger 1988, Akira Kobayashi 2009.Typeface Design Year: 2004-2020.Number of Weights: 20.

    License

    This font software is the property of Monotype GmbH, or one of its affiliated entities (collectively, Monotype) and its use by you is covered under the terms of a license agreement. You have obtained this font software either directly from Monotype or together with software distributed by one of the licensees of Monotype. This software is a valuable asset of Monotype. Unless you have entered into a specific license agreement granting you additional rights, your use of this software is limited by the terms of the actual license agreement you have entered into with Monotype. You may not copy or distribute this software. If you have any questions concerning your rights you should review the license agreement you received with the software. You can learn more about Monotype by clicking here: www.monotype.com.

  • Avenir Next LT W05 Thin
    Avenir Next LT W05 Thin
    Packages

    AvenirNextLTW05-Thin

    Style

    Regular

    Version

    3.00

    Company

    Monotype GmbH

    Author

    Adrian Frutiger, Akira Kobayashi

    Trademark

    Avenir is a trademark of Monotype GmbH registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and may be registered in certain other jurisdictions.

    Copyright

    Copyright 2012 - 2017 Monotype GmbH. All rights reserved.

    Description

    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. In 2004 Adrian Frutiger and the type director of Linotype GmbH Akira Kobayashi reworked the Avenir and created the Avenir Next.

    License

    This font software is the property of Monotype Imaging Inc., or one of its affiliated entities (collectively, Monotype) and its use by you is covered under the terms of a license agreement. You have obtained this font software either directly from Monotype or together with software distributed by one of the licensees of Monotype. This software is a valuable asset of Monotype. Unless you have entered into a specific license agreement granting you additional rights, your use of this software is limited by the terms of the actual license agreement you have entered into with Monotype. You may not copy or distribute this software. If you have any questions concerning your rights you should review the license agreement you received with the software. You can learn more about Monotype here: www.monotype.com

  • OptimaNovaLTPro-Light
    OptimaNovaLTPro-Light
    Packages

    Optima nova LT Pro Light

    Style

    Regular

    Version

    1.200;PS 001.002;hotconv 1.0.38

    Company

    Linotype GmbH

    Author

    Hermann Zapf and Akira Kobayashi

    Trademark

    Optima is a trademark of Linotype GmbH registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and may be registered in certain other jurisdictions.

    Copyright

    Copyright 2003 - 2008 Linotype GmbH, www.linotype.com. All rights reserved. This font software may not be reproduced, modified, disclosed or transferred without the express written approval of Linotype GmbH. Optima is a trademark of Linotype GmbH registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and may be registered in certain other jurisdictions. This typeface is original artwork of Hermann Zapf and Akira Kobayashi. The design may be protected in certain jurisdictions.

    Description

    Optima was designed by Hermann Zapf and is his most successful typeface. In 1950, Zapf made his first scetches while visiting the Santa Croce church in Florence. He sketched letters from grave plates that had been cut about 1530, and as he had no other paper with him at the time, the sketches were done on two 1000 lire bank notes. These letters from the floor of the church inspired Optima, a typeface that is classically roman in proportion and character, but without serifs. The letterforms were designed in the proportions of the Golden Ratio. In 1952, after careful legibility testing, the first drawings were finished. The type was cut by the famous punchcutter August Rosenberger at the D. Stempel AG typefoundry in Frankfurt. Optima was produced in matrices for the Linotype typesetting machines and released in 1958. With the clear, simple elegance of its sans serif forms and the warmly human touches of its tapering stems, this family has proved popular around the world. In 2002, when it was finally possible to produce digital alphabets without technical limitations and compromises, and more than 50 years after the first sketches, an expansion and redesign of the Optima family was completed and released as Optima nova. Hermann Zapf and Japanese type designer Akira Kobayashi collaborated on the project, which included re-working of the existing weights and the addition of several new weights for a total of 40 fonts. Small caps, Old style Figures, light, heavy, and condensed fonts have been added. The original Optima was never manufactured with a real italic, only an oblique version of the roman. Optima nova has a complete range of beautifully designed real italics; the new italic forms, of the e, f and g are especially notable. The titling face includes capital letters with special and unusual letter combinations and ligatures, making it an excellent choice for headlines, logos and advertising purposes. Optima continues to be an all-purpose typeface; and Optima nova works for just about anything from book text to signage. Optima nova is part of the Linotype Platinum Collection.

    License

    NOTIFICATION OF LICENSE AGREEMENTYou have obtained this font software either directly from Linotype GmbH or together with software distributed by one of Linotype's licensees.This font software is a valuable asset of Linotype GmbH. Unless you have entered into a specific license agreement granting you additional rights, your use of this font software is limited to your workstation for your own use. You may not copy or distribute this font software. If you have any questions regarding your license terms, please review the license agreement you received with the software.General license terms and usage rights can be viewed at www.linotype.com/license.Generelle Lizenzbedingungen und Nutzungsrechte finden Sie unter www.linotype.com/license.Pour plus d'informations concernant le contrat d'utilisation du logiciel de polices, veuillez consulter notre site web www.linotype.com/license.Linotype GmbH can be contacted at:Tel.: +49(0)6172 484-418

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