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Hi. Egyptienne F makes me curious because it’s such a limited typeface, especially considering Adrian Frutiger is the patriarch of this family. There’s 55 Roman, 56 Italic, 65 Bold and 75 Black, but why not a 66 Bold Italic and a 76 Black Italic?
I am designing a brochure and using Egyptienne F in combination with Univers—a whopping 27 fonts in this family pack. However, the lack of bold-italic in Egyptienne F is a bit troublesome.
It seems there must be a story behind why the type design screeched to a halt with just four fonts. Anyone here familiar with the history of this typeface?