Univers is a widely used a famous sans-serif typeface which was designed by Adrian Frutiger in 1954. The Univers font family is classified as a neo-grotesque typeface, and it’s based on the model of the 1898 typeface Akzidenz-Grotesk. It was notable on its launch for its availability in a comprehensive but consistent range of weights and styles.
Univers is also a group of neo-grotesque sans-serif typeface, where all released in 1957 including Folio and Neue Haas Grotesk (later renamed Helvetica). As all are based on Akzidenz-Grotesk, these three faces are sometimes confused with each other. These typefaces figure prominently in the Swiss Style of graphic design.
Univers was released after a longer period when geometric typeface such as Futura had been popular. Adrian Frutiger disliked purely geometric designs, finding them too rigid, following a common school of thought among Swiss designers of the period.
Univers font family comes with amazing 64 font styles ranging through Univers Pro 45 Light, 55 Roman, 65 Bold, 75 Black, 85 Extra Black, 57 Condensed and their matching italics.
The following fonts are highly useful and quite similar to Univers fonts in regarding kerning, glyphs, character sets, styles and weights. You can find one single font similar but not the whole family. So we have arranged different font families to match the whole Univers font families quite similar.
Univers Alternative Fonts
Again you can use the above fonts for free personal use and some offer free license option for both personal and commercial use.
Univers is a classic font but it’s still being used by many remarkable organizations, corporations and a lot of international companies for their promotion, advertising and branding. You can use the alternative fonts though but you may not get the expected results as Univers can bring you up.