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Prototype Full family

Includes: Prototype Plain, Prototype Bold

About Prototype
Prototype is a typeface with a very contemporary identity crisis—is it old? New? Uppercase? Lowercase? Serif or sans-serif? There have been many attempts at creating a universal typeface that rationalise the alphabet – removing inconsistencies of upper and lower case. Prototype goes further by destroying the divide between serif and sans serif too. It was the same ‘rationalisation’ experiment intentionally carried out at a time when design was experiencing an identity crisis of its own. The result is a font with a strange feel, part futuristic, part almost Celtic – as a result it also has a terrible identity crisis of its own.
Designed by
Jonathan Barnbrook
Current release
Sep 1, 2016
Initial release
Sep 1, 1997
Language support
Afar, Afrikaans, Albanian, Basque, Bosnian, Breton, Catalan, Crimean Tatar (Latin), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Esperanto, Estonian, Faroese, Finnish, French, Frisian, Friulian, German, Greenlandic, Hawaiian, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Interlingua, Irish Gaelic, Italian, Karelian, Kirundi, Kurdish (Latin), Ladin, Latvian, Lithuanian, Luxemburgish, Malagasy, Malay, Maltese, Māori Norn, Norwegian (Bokmål), Norwegian (Nynorsk), Occitan, Palauan, Polish, Portuguese, Rhaeto-Romance, Romani, Romanian, Sango, Sámi (Northern), Scottish Gaelic, Serbian (Latin), Shona, Slovak, Slovene, Sorbian, Spanish, Swahili, Swati, Swedish, Tagalog (Filipino), Tahitian, Tokelauan, Tsonga, Turkish, Umbundu, Veps, Welsh, Wolof, Zulu
Discretionary Ligatures, Superscript
Font formats
Individual weights & styles (2 fonts)
Plain, Bold
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