## univers - question

hey. have a problem, i know frutiger had tottaly
opposite intentions but it happend :)
i need to combine at least 4 forms of univers lettertype
but have big problems which regular, light, bold.. to choose.
ofc i checked txts about frutiger's numering system but im
obviousely blind at the moment, hope not forever. it's the housework
for tomorrow so i'm a bit worried right now ..
how to recognize right combi of w&w?

Iris, I don't understand your question. What does "ofc" and "w&w" mean?
Weights beginning with a 4 are light,
Weights begininig with a 5 are regular
Weights beginning with a 6 are medium,
Weights beginning with a 7 are bold,

styles ending with a 5 are upright roman
Styles ending with a 6 are italic
Styles ending with a 7 are condensed,

In other words. Univers 55 is regular weight standard width roman
Univers 65 is medium weight standard width roman

ChrisL

ofc is ofcourse, w&w is weight and width.

maybe i dont understand the assignment so good, but.
i have to pick minimum 4 different styles from the family but it must have some sense- i have to find that sense so i can combine 4 good ones together.i pick some 4 (light, bold, oblique..) the teacher said "no no i'm not sure that one fits, check frutiger's numbering system.) i'm a very big beginner and my classes are on language i dont understand so please have some understanding about my probably stupid question. thanks!!

Iris,

Look at the thread from this link:

http://www.typophile.com/node/32569

ChrisL

I'm not sure exactly what your teacher's asking for, but if i was going to pick 4 fonts from Univers to go together I'd do this: choose one to start, then find a bold, italic, and bold-italic version of it.

For example:
55 (normal)
56 (italic)
75 (bold)
76 (bold italic)

or:
47 ("normal" in this example)
48 (italic)
67 (bold)
68 (bold italic)

dear guys ChrisL and brendan thanks a lot!!
i am happy to help you one day.
cheers!! i.