About PF Das Grotesk Pro Font Family
Das Grotesk was inspired by earlier nineteenth-century grotesques, but it is much more related to American gothic designs such as those by M.F. Benton. Due to their pure geometric structure, most grotesque typefaces tend to have a rather monotonous and lifeless appearance, thus failing to express the ideals of the modern creed.
Das Grotesk on the other hand is a lively design with several distinguishable characteristics which attract attention when set at large sizes, whilst they become subtle and blend evenly at small sizes, fostering a neutral identity. This is a very legible and space-saving typeface with a narrow structure. It was designed with slanted curved ends and sheared terminals applied on several straight strokes. It has two-storey ‘a’ and ‘g’ but includes single-storey alternates.
The family consists of 14 weights ranging from Extra Thin to Black (including true-italics). It provides simultaneous support for Latin, Cyrillic and Greek and is loaded with several advanced typographic features such as small caps.
Download its complehensive PDF Specimen Manual for further details.
PF Das Grotesk Pro™
is a trademark of Parachute and may be registered in certain jurisdictions.
Parachute is a digital type foundry and design agency, specialising in bespoke type design, corporate typefaces and lettering. We use the power of typography to transform living brands to global brands, enrich their identity and localise their language in emerging markets. Never content with the average, we manage to bridge the West with the East, the North with the South and combine tradition with innovation. We have collaborated with several leading organizations since 2001 and designed proprietary typefaces for some of the world’s most iconic brands and institutions such as Bank of America, Apple, European Commission, National Geographic, Ikea, Kraft Foods, UEFA, Samsung, Financial Times, Pernod Ricard, Ogilvy, Emirates.Our work has earned numerous accolades around the world with top honours from TDC, Red Dot, European Design Awards, Tokyo TDC, HiiiBrand, Granshan Awards, Communication Arts and many others.