Avenir Next LT Pro font family

Overview

The Avenir® Next font family was designed by Adrian Frutiger in collaboration with Monotype Type Director Akira Kobayashi. It was an expanded reworking of the original font family (released as an OpenType font with both oldstyle and lining figures) and received considerable acclaim upon its publication by Linotype in 2004.

Adrian Frutiger was destined for typographical greatness well before his entrance into the world of commercial typeface production. Very creative from an early age, Frutiger dabbled in sculpture and type design, in particular, alternatives to the stiff, formal cursive taught at his native Swiss schools.

Arguably, Frutiger’s most famous font, the Univers® family, was produced as a reaction to Paul Renner’s 1927 Futura® typeface. Frutiger did not feel comfortable with the manner in which Futura sat upon the page, feeling it was too disciplined. Preferring a more humanist approach to typeface creation, he persuaded his then-employer Charles Peignot to allow him to create a new face based on different criteria.

Various other fonts followed after the Univers creation including Serifa®, Glypha® and the self titled Frutiger®.

The Avenir (French for “future”) font was produced as another real alternative to the Futura design and the original face was available in three weights with accompanying italic variants. This limited variety led to the reworking of the type in the early twenty-first century by Frutiger and Kobayashi. The Avenir Next design was subsequently released in twenty-four different styles including Regular, Italic, Condensed and Condensed Italic variants and published by Linotype in 2004. Legible and eminently flexible, designers the world over have embraced the Avenir Next face for a wide variety of different projects.

Since its release, the Avenir Next design has been immensely popular for an extensive range of different applications. The font was instantly successful in print and with its expanded range of characters and specific optimization, equally successful as an on-screen font. -- fonts.com

In 2019 we reviewed the set of fonts provided with Office identifying stylistic gaps. The result of that effort was the addition of over a hundred new fonts, including classics like Avenir Next LT Pro and Walbaum along with contemporary designs like The Hand, Sagona and Modern Love. These new fonts are available in most Office applications and have been used in a range of new templates.

File name AvenirNextLTPro-Regular.ttf
AvenirNextLTPro-Bold.ttf
AvenirNextLTPro-BoldIt.ttf
AvenirNextLTPro-It.ttf
AvenirNextLTPro-Light.ttf
AvenirNextLTPro-LightIt.ttf
Styles & Weights Avenir Next LT Pro
Avenir Next LT Pro Bold
Avenir Next LT Pro Bold Italic
Avenir Next LT Pro Italic
Avenir Next LT Pro Light
Avenir Next LT Pro Light Italic
Copyright Copyright © 2004 - 2017 Monotype GmbH. All rights reserved.
Designers Adrian Frutiger, Akira Kobayashi
Font vendor Monotype Corporation
Script Tags dlng:'Latn'
slng:'Latn'
Code pages 1252 Latin 1
1250 Latin 2: Eastern Europe
1254 Turkish
1257 Windows Baltic
Fixed pitch False

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Products that supply this font

This typeface is also available within Office applications. For more information visit this page.

Style & weight examples

Avenir Next LT Pro

Avenir Next LT Pro

Avenir Next LT Pro Bold

Avenir Next LT Pro Bold

Avenir Next LT Pro Bold Italic

Avenir Next LT Pro Bold Italic

Avenir Next LT Pro Italic

Avenir Next LT Pro Italic

Avenir Next LT Pro Light

Avenir Next LT Pro Light

Avenir Next LT Pro Light Italic

Avenir Next LT Pro Light Italic