The original (heavy) weight was designed by Bob Newman in the Letraset Type Studio in 1970 [Reichardt]. In 1978, Frankfurter Medium (the only style to include a lowercase, by Alan Meeks) and Frankfurter Highlight (also Meeks?) were added. Frankfurter Inline followed in 1981. [Letraset/MyFonts] Most sources additionally credit Nick Belshaw.
URW had versions named Freyja and Frigorius, including Shadow, Outline, Small Caps and Chrome variants. Latter is Frankfurter Highlight inversed, with an outline.
Frankfurter in use
Sainsbury’s Packages, 1962–19771962
- Sainsbury’s Design Studio
- Peter Dixon
Contributed by Tânia Raposo