When Adrian Frutiger developed this font in 1980, he was influenced by the ancient scripts often found on stones in Normandy or Ireland. This is by no means a direct interpretation of such scripts, however. Icone™ has asymmetric flaring serifs, a distinct lack of straight lines, and the comfortable legibility that is characteristic of Frutiger types. Icone reflects the successful attempt to combine historical sensibilities with modern Zeitgeist; it has its roots in ancient models but was created using computers. The result is an extensive family with harmonious proportions that can meet the demands of digital typesetting and reproduction techniques.