Frutiger, Adrian. “The NHS typeface”

These letters may look familar, this is Frutiger Regular the typeface of the NHS – it is in use in signs, patient leaflets, reports. It was originally designed in 1968 for signage at Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris – it is named after its creator the Swiss typeface designer Adrian Frutiger. This is truly form and function in art.

(The colour is, of course, ‘NHS Blue’.)

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If you are into typography you might be interested to know that the ‘HYMS typeface’ is Gill Sans (created 1926) – named after its creator the brilliant (but seriously strange) sculptor and artist Eric Gill.

The typeface for eLearning@HYMS is a relative newcomer – Bauhaus – designed in 1975.

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