Monday, 14 December 2009
Charles de Gaulle Airport
It's been a few years since I used Charles De Gaulle airport, but one of the nicest things about it, is the startling modernity and purity of the Frutiger typeface.
Beautifully weighted and spaced, clear and modern, it stands out in a sea of dated concrete.
The signage system is unexpected in the way it uses colour . . . . turquoise, cobalt, navy, touches of orange and yellow, it's a homage to the Swiss style, and a work of art.
But, it is the ever reliable, perfect Frutiger that draws your eye, specially designed by Adrian Frutiger for the airport when it was built in 1968, and still a bit of a gem.