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Switzerland

Population: 7,283,274 (July 2001 est.)

Languages: German (official) 63.7%, French (official) 19.2%, Italian (official) 7.6%, Romansch 0.6%, other 8.9%

Background: Switzerland's independence and neutrality have long been honored by the major European powers and Switzerland was not involved in either of the two World Wars. The political and economic integration of Europe over the past half century, as well as...

Currency: Swiss Franc (CHF, CHF (0.98 = US$1))

Data from CIA World Factbook. Click on CIA link for more. Click on map or flag for larger images.

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Swiss Font Foundries

 · Alex Meier
 · Bureau Destruct
 · Dominique Kerber
 · ECMA
 · Essences of Design
 · Fatype
 · Fermin Guerrero
 · FSdesign-Salmina
 · Haas
 · Ingrama
 · ISO
 · Jeremia Adatte
 · Kinobrand Design
 · L'Altro
 · Lafonts
 · Letterwerk
 · Lineto
 · Lukas Schiltknecht
 · H.E. Meier
 · Michael Parson
 · Nootype
 · Roman Scherer
 · Type Dynamic
 · Typedifferent
 · Typewerk
 · Typogama
 · VSS

Swiss Typographic People

 · Jeremia Adatte
 · Erich Alb
 · Theo Ballmer I
 · Theo Ballmer II
 · Thierry Ballmer
 · Otto Baumberger
 · Max Caflisch
 · Walter J. Diethelm
 · Hermann Eidenbenz
 · Frederic Fivaz
 · Ernst Friz
 · Adrian Frutiger
 · Luzi Gantenbein
 · Marco Ganz
 · Lorenzo Geiger
 · Christine Gertsch
 · Giada Celine Ghiringhelli
 · Lorenz (Lopetz) Gianfreda
 · Erich Gschwind
 · Fermin Guerrero
 · André Gürtler
 · Tobias Gutmann
 · Edouard Hoffmann
 · Hans Jörg Hunziker
 · Nico Inosanto
 · Charles-Édouard Jeanneret
 · Silvan Kaeser
 · Peter Keller
 · Dominique Kerber
 · Philip Kraft
 · Daniel Lanz
 · Eugen Lenz
 · Max Lenz
 · Jean-Benoît Lévy
 · Sylvestre Lucia
 · Bruno Maag
 · Alex Meier
 · Hans Eduard Meier
 · Christian Mengelt
 · Max Miedinger
 · Stephan Müller
 · E.A. Neukomm
 · Michael Parson
 · Fidel Peugeot
 · Erwin Poell
 · Christian Reichenbach
 · Emil Ruder
 · Marc Rudin
 · Filippo Salmina
 · Beat Stamm
 · Nina Stössinger
 · Jakob Straub
 · Christian Thalmann
 · Rosemarie Tissi
 · Wolfgang Weingart
 · Fabian Widmer
 · Cornel Windlin

Related Links

 · Luc Devroye: The font scene in Switzerland
 · U&lc: The Road to Basel by Helmut Schmid (about Emil Ruder), book review by Paul Shaw
 · CIA World Factbook: Switzerland
 · Ethnologue: Languages of Switzerland
 · BBC Country profile: Switzerland