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Prillwitz Pro

Prillwitz Pro by preussTYPE
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Prillwitz Pro Font Family was designed by Ingo Preuss, Johann Carl Ludwig Prillwitz and published by preussTYPE. Prillwitz Pro contains 12 styles and family package options. More about this family
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Prillwitz Normal Pro
Prillwitz Normal Pro
Prillwitz Normal Pro Italic
Prillwitz Normal Pro Bold
Prillwitz Book Pro
Prillwitz Book Pro Italic
Prillwitz Book Pro Bold
Prillwitz Press Pro
Prillwitz Press Pro Italic
Prillwitz Press Pro Bold
Prillwitz Display Pro
Prillwitz Display Pro Italic
Prillwitz Display Pro Bold

Prillwitz Normal Pro - Glyph Count: 970

This is a listing of all 970 glyphs contained in the font, including OpenType variants that may only be accessible via OpenType-aware applications.

Each basic character (“A”) is followed by Unicode variants of the same character (Á, Ä…), then OpenType variants (small caps, alternates, ligatures…). This way you can see all the variations on a single character in one place.

  • from    $49.00
    Prillwitz Normal Pro
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    Prillwitz Normal Pro Italic
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    Prillwitz Normal Pro Bold
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    Prillwitz Book Pro
  • from    $49.00
    Prillwitz Book Pro Italic
  • from    $49.00
    Prillwitz Book Pro Bold
  • from    $49.00
    Prillwitz Press Pro
  • from    $49.00
    Prillwitz Press Pro Italic
  • from    $49.00
    Prillwitz Press Pro Bold
  • from    $49.00
    Prillwitz Display Pro
  • from    $49.00
    Prillwitz Display Pro Italic
  • from    $49.00
    Prillwitz Display Pro Bold
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  • Prillwitz Normal Pro image
  • Full Font Name: Prillwitz Normal PRO
    Family Name: Prillwitz Normal PRO
    Sub-Family Name: Regular
    Format: OpenType CFF
    Version: Version 2.015;PS 002.015;hotconv 1.0.70;makeotf.lib2.5.58329
    Glyph Count: 970
    File Size: 97132
    Character Sets: ASCII,EBCDIC-CP-BE (Western Europe),IBM CP 037 (English),IBM CP 1026 (Turkish),IBM CP 1140 (Western Europe),ISO Latin-1,ISO Latin-13 (Baltic),ISO Latin-15 (Western Europe),ISO Latin-16 (South-Eastern Europe),ISO Latin-2 (Central and Eastern Europe),ISO Latin-3 (Esperanto, Maltese),ISO Latin-4 (Baltic),ISO Latin-9 (Turkish),MS CP 1250 (Central and Eastern Europe),MS CP 1252 (Western Europe),MS CP 1254 (Turkish),MS CP 1257 (Baltic),Mac Central Europe
    OT Features: aalt c2sc calt case cpsp dlig dnom frac hist kern liga lnum locl numr onum ordn pnum salt sinf size smcp ss01 sups tnum zero
    Supported Languages: Bosnian, Catalan, Czech, Danish, German, English, Spanish, Estonian, Finnish, French, Irish, Croatian, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Maltese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Albanian, Swedish, Turkish
  • Prillwitz Normal Pro Italic image
  • Full Font Name: Prillwitz Normal PRO Italic
    Family Name: Prillwitz Normal PRO
    Sub-Family Name: Italic
    Format: OpenType CFF
    Version: Version 2.015;PS 002.015;hotconv 1.0.70;makeotf.lib2.5.58329
    Glyph Count: 981
    File Size: 109852
    Character Sets: ASCII,EBCDIC-CP-BE (Western Europe),IBM CP 037 (English),IBM CP 1026 (Turkish),IBM CP 1140 (Western Europe),ISO Latin-1,ISO Latin-13 (Baltic),ISO Latin-15 (Western Europe),ISO Latin-16 (South-Eastern Europe),ISO Latin-2 (Central and Eastern Europe),ISO Latin-3 (Esperanto, Maltese),ISO Latin-4 (Baltic),ISO Latin-9 (Turkish),MS CP 1250 (Central and Eastern Europe),MS CP 1252 (Western Europe),MS CP 1254 (Turkish),MS CP 1257 (Baltic),Mac Central Europe
    OT Features: aalt c2sc calt case cpsp dlig dnom frac hist kern liga lnum locl numr onum ordn pnum salt sinf size smcp ss01 ss02 sups tnum zero
    Supported Languages: Bosnian, Catalan, Czech, Danish, German, English, Spanish, Estonian, Finnish, French, Irish, Croatian, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Maltese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Albanian, Swedish, Turkish
  • Prillwitz Normal Pro Bold image
  • Full Font Name: Prillwitz Normal PRO Bold
    Family Name: Prillwitz Normal PRO
    Sub-Family Name: Bold
    Format: OpenType CFF
    Version: Version 2.015;PS 002.015;hotconv 1.0.70;makeotf.lib2.5.58329
    Glyph Count: 970
    File Size: 98164
    Character Sets: ASCII,EBCDIC-CP-BE (Western Europe),IBM CP 037 (English),IBM CP 1026 (Turkish),IBM CP 1140 (Western Europe),ISO Latin-1,ISO Latin-13 (Baltic),ISO Latin-15 (Western Europe),ISO Latin-16 (South-Eastern Europe),ISO Latin-2 (Central and Eastern Europe),ISO Latin-3 (Esperanto, Maltese),ISO Latin-4 (Baltic),ISO Latin-9 (Turkish),MS CP 1250 (Central and Eastern Europe),MS CP 1252 (Western Europe),MS CP 1254 (Turkish),MS CP 1257 (Baltic),Mac Central Europe
    OT Features: aalt c2sc calt case cpsp dlig dnom frac hist kern liga lnum locl numr onum ordn pnum salt sinf size smcp ss01 sups tnum zero
    Supported Languages: Bosnian, Catalan, Czech, Danish, German, English, Spanish, Estonian, Finnish, French, Irish, Croatian, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Maltese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Albanian, Swedish, Turkish
  • Prillwitz Book Pro image
  • Full Font Name: Prillwitz Book PRO
    Family Name: Prillwitz Book PRO
    Sub-Family Name: Regular
    Format: OpenType CFF
    Version: Version 2.015;PS 002.015;hotconv 1.0.70;makeotf.lib2.5.58329
    Glyph Count: 970
    File Size: 96052
    Character Sets: ASCII,EBCDIC-CP-BE (Western Europe),IBM CP 037 (English),IBM CP 1026 (Turkish),IBM CP 1140 (Western Europe),ISO Latin-1,ISO Latin-13 (Baltic),ISO Latin-15 (Western Europe),ISO Latin-16 (South-Eastern Europe),ISO Latin-2 (Central and Eastern Europe),ISO Latin-3 (Esperanto, Maltese),ISO Latin-4 (Baltic),ISO Latin-9 (Turkish),MS CP 1250 (Central and Eastern Europe),MS CP 1252 (Western Europe),MS CP 1254 (Turkish),MS CP 1257 (Baltic),Mac Central Europe
    OT Features: aalt c2sc calt case cpsp dlig dnom frac hist kern liga lnum locl numr onum ordn pnum salt sinf size smcp ss01 sups tnum zero
    Supported Languages: Bosnian, Catalan, Czech, Danish, German, English, Spanish, Estonian, Finnish, French, Irish, Croatian, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Maltese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Albanian, Swedish, Turkish
  • Prillwitz Book Pro Italic image
  • Full Font Name: Prillwitz Book PRO Italic
    Family Name: Prillwitz Book PRO
    Sub-Family Name: Italic
    Format: OpenType CFF
    Version: Version 2.015;PS 002.015;hotconv 1.0.70;makeotf.lib2.5.58329
    Glyph Count: 981
    File Size: 105672
    Character Sets: ASCII,EBCDIC-CP-BE (Western Europe),IBM CP 037 (English),IBM CP 1026 (Turkish),IBM CP 1140 (Western Europe),ISO Latin-1,ISO Latin-13 (Baltic),ISO Latin-15 (Western Europe),ISO Latin-16 (South-Eastern Europe),ISO Latin-2 (Central and Eastern Europe),ISO Latin-3 (Esperanto, Maltese),ISO Latin-4 (Baltic),ISO Latin-9 (Turkish),MS CP 1250 (Central and Eastern Europe),MS CP 1252 (Western Europe),MS CP 1254 (Turkish),MS CP 1257 (Baltic),Mac Central Europe
    OT Features: aalt c2sc calt case cpsp dlig dnom frac hist kern liga lnum locl numr onum ordn pnum salt sinf size smcp ss01 ss02 sups tnum zero
    Supported Languages: Bosnian, Catalan, Czech, Danish, German, English, Spanish, Estonian, Finnish, French, Irish, Croatian, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Maltese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Albanian, Swedish, Turkish
  • Prillwitz Book Pro Bold image
  • Full Font Name: Prillwitz Book PRO Bold
    Family Name: Prillwitz Book PRO
    Sub-Family Name: Bold
    Format: OpenType CFF
    Version: Version 2.015;PS 002.015;hotconv 1.0.70;makeotf.lib2.5.58329
    Glyph Count: 970
    File Size: 95720
    Character Sets: ASCII,EBCDIC-CP-BE (Western Europe),IBM CP 037 (English),IBM CP 1026 (Turkish),IBM CP 1140 (Western Europe),ISO Latin-1,ISO Latin-13 (Baltic),ISO Latin-15 (Western Europe),ISO Latin-16 (South-Eastern Europe),ISO Latin-2 (Central and Eastern Europe),ISO Latin-3 (Esperanto, Maltese),ISO Latin-4 (Baltic),ISO Latin-9 (Turkish),MS CP 1250 (Central and Eastern Europe),MS CP 1252 (Western Europe),MS CP 1254 (Turkish),MS CP 1257 (Baltic),Mac Central Europe
    OT Features: aalt c2sc calt case cpsp dlig dnom frac hist kern liga lnum locl numr onum ordn pnum salt sinf size smcp ss01 sups tnum zero
    Supported Languages: Bosnian, Catalan, Czech, Danish, German, English, Spanish, Estonian, Finnish, French, Irish, Croatian, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Maltese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Albanian, Swedish, Turkish
  • Prillwitz Press Pro image
  • Full Font Name: Prillwitz Press PRO
    Family Name: Prillwitz Press PRO
    Sub-Family Name: Regular
    Format: OpenType CFF
    Version: Version 2.015;PS 002.015;hotconv 1.0.70;makeotf.lib2.5.58329
    Glyph Count: 970
    File Size: 82740
    Character Sets: ASCII,EBCDIC-CP-BE (Western Europe),IBM CP 037 (English),IBM CP 1026 (Turkish),IBM CP 1140 (Western Europe),ISO Latin-1,ISO Latin-13 (Baltic),ISO Latin-15 (Western Europe),ISO Latin-16 (South-Eastern Europe),ISO Latin-2 (Central and Eastern Europe),ISO Latin-3 (Esperanto, Maltese),ISO Latin-4 (Baltic),ISO Latin-9 (Turkish),MS CP 1250 (Central and Eastern Europe),MS CP 1252 (Western Europe),MS CP 1254 (Turkish),MS CP 1257 (Baltic),Mac Central Europe
    OT Features: aalt c2sc calt case cpsp dlig dnom frac hist kern liga lnum locl numr onum ordn pnum salt sinf size smcp ss01 sups tnum zero
    Supported Languages: Bosnian, Catalan, Czech, Danish, German, English, Spanish, Estonian, Finnish, French, Irish, Croatian, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Maltese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Albanian, Swedish, Turkish
  • Prillwitz Press Pro Italic image
  • Full Font Name: Prillwitz Press PRO Italic
    Family Name: Prillwitz Press PRO
    Sub-Family Name: Italic
    Format: OpenType CFF
    Version: Version 2.015;PS 002.015;hotconv 1.0.70;makeotf.lib2.5.58329
    Glyph Count: 981
    File Size: 86360
    Character Sets: ASCII,EBCDIC-CP-BE (Western Europe),IBM CP 037 (English),IBM CP 1026 (Turkish),IBM CP 1140 (Western Europe),ISO Latin-1,ISO Latin-13 (Baltic),ISO Latin-15 (Western Europe),ISO Latin-16 (South-Eastern Europe),ISO Latin-2 (Central and Eastern Europe),ISO Latin-3 (Esperanto, Maltese),ISO Latin-4 (Baltic),ISO Latin-9 (Turkish),MS CP 1250 (Central and Eastern Europe),MS CP 1252 (Western Europe),MS CP 1254 (Turkish),MS CP 1257 (Baltic),Mac Central Europe
    OT Features: aalt c2sc calt case cpsp dlig dnom frac hist kern liga lnum locl numr onum ordn pnum salt sinf size smcp ss01 ss02 sups tnum zero
    Supported Languages: Bosnian, Catalan, Czech, Danish, German, English, Spanish, Estonian, Finnish, French, Irish, Croatian, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Maltese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Albanian, Swedish, Turkish
  • Prillwitz Press Pro Bold image
  • Full Font Name: Prillwitz Press PRO Bold
    Family Name: Prillwitz Press PRO
    Sub-Family Name: Bold
    Format: OpenType CFF
    Version: Version 2.015;PS 002.015;hotconv 1.0.70;makeotf.lib2.5.58329
    Glyph Count: 970
    File Size: 79468
    Character Sets: ASCII,EBCDIC-CP-BE (Western Europe),IBM CP 037 (English),IBM CP 1026 (Turkish),IBM CP 1140 (Western Europe),ISO Latin-1,ISO Latin-13 (Baltic),ISO Latin-15 (Western Europe),ISO Latin-16 (South-Eastern Europe),ISO Latin-2 (Central and Eastern Europe),ISO Latin-3 (Esperanto, Maltese),ISO Latin-4 (Baltic),ISO Latin-9 (Turkish),MS CP 1250 (Central and Eastern Europe),MS CP 1252 (Western Europe),MS CP 1254 (Turkish),MS CP 1257 (Baltic),Mac Central Europe
    OT Features: aalt c2sc calt case cpsp dlig dnom frac hist kern liga lnum locl numr onum ordn pnum salt sinf size smcp ss01 sups tnum zero
    Supported Languages: Bosnian, Catalan, Czech, Danish, German, English, Spanish, Estonian, Finnish, French, Irish, Croatian, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Maltese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Albanian, Swedish, Turkish
  • Prillwitz Display Pro image
  • Full Font Name: Prillwitz Display PRO
    Family Name: Prillwitz Display PRO
    Sub-Family Name: Regular
    Format: OpenType CFF
    Version: Version 2.015;PS 002.015;hotconv 1.0.70;makeotf.lib2.5.58329
    Glyph Count: 970
    File Size: 82124
    Character Sets: ASCII,EBCDIC-CP-BE (Western Europe),IBM CP 037 (English),IBM CP 1026 (Turkish),IBM CP 1140 (Western Europe),ISO Latin-1,ISO Latin-13 (Baltic),ISO Latin-15 (Western Europe),ISO Latin-16 (South-Eastern Europe),ISO Latin-2 (Central and Eastern Europe),ISO Latin-3 (Esperanto, Maltese),ISO Latin-4 (Baltic),ISO Latin-9 (Turkish),MS CP 1250 (Central and Eastern Europe),MS CP 1252 (Western Europe),MS CP 1254 (Turkish),MS CP 1257 (Baltic),Mac Central Europe
    OT Features: aalt c2sc calt case cpsp dlig dnom frac hist kern liga lnum locl numr onum ordn pnum salt sinf size smcp ss01 sups tnum zero
    Supported Languages: Bosnian, Catalan, Czech, Danish, German, English, Spanish, Estonian, Finnish, French, Irish, Croatian, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Maltese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Albanian, Swedish, Turkish
  • Prillwitz Display Pro Italic image
  • Full Font Name: Prillwitz Display PRO Italic
    Family Name: Prillwitz Display PRO
    Sub-Family Name: Italic
    Format: OpenType CFF
    Version: Version 2.015;PS 002.015;hotconv 1.0.70;makeotf.lib2.5.58329
    Glyph Count: 981
    File Size: 85180
    Character Sets: ASCII,EBCDIC-CP-BE (Western Europe),IBM CP 037 (English),IBM CP 1026 (Turkish),IBM CP 1140 (Western Europe),ISO Latin-1,ISO Latin-13 (Baltic),ISO Latin-15 (Western Europe),ISO Latin-16 (South-Eastern Europe),ISO Latin-2 (Central and Eastern Europe),ISO Latin-3 (Esperanto, Maltese),ISO Latin-4 (Baltic),ISO Latin-9 (Turkish),MS CP 1250 (Central and Eastern Europe),MS CP 1252 (Western Europe),MS CP 1254 (Turkish),MS CP 1257 (Baltic),Mac Central Europe
    OT Features: aalt c2sc calt case cpsp dlig dnom frac hist kern liga lnum locl numr onum ordn pnum salt sinf size smcp ss01 ss02 sups tnum zero
    Supported Languages: Bosnian, Catalan, Czech, Danish, German, English, Spanish, Estonian, Finnish, French, Irish, Croatian, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Maltese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Albanian, Swedish, Turkish
  • Prillwitz Display Pro Bold image
  • Full Font Name: Prillwitz Display PRO Bold
    Family Name: Prillwitz Display PRO
    Sub-Family Name: Bold
    Format: OpenType CFF
    Version: Version 2.015;PS 002.015;hotconv 1.0.70;makeotf.lib2.5.58329
    Glyph Count: 970
    File Size: 81236
    Character Sets: ASCII,EBCDIC-CP-BE (Western Europe),IBM CP 037 (English),IBM CP 1026 (Turkish),IBM CP 1140 (Western Europe),ISO Latin-1,ISO Latin-13 (Baltic),ISO Latin-15 (Western Europe),ISO Latin-16 (South-Eastern Europe),ISO Latin-2 (Central and Eastern Europe),ISO Latin-3 (Esperanto, Maltese),ISO Latin-4 (Baltic),ISO Latin-9 (Turkish),MS CP 1250 (Central and Eastern Europe),MS CP 1252 (Western Europe),MS CP 1254 (Turkish),MS CP 1257 (Baltic),Mac Central Europe
    OT Features: aalt c2sc calt case cpsp dlig dnom frac hist kern liga lnum locl numr onum ordn pnum salt sinf size smcp ss01 sups tnum zero
    Supported Languages: Bosnian, Catalan, Czech, Danish, German, English, Spanish, Estonian, Finnish, French, Irish, Croatian, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Maltese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Albanian, Swedish, Turkish

Licensing Options

You can use this font in any of the following places. Read the full EULA text for details about each license. If you have a usage in mind that's not covered by these licenses, contact us and we'll see what we can do.

Webfont: for your website

Webfonts can be used on a single domain. Agencies responsible for multiple websites, for example web design agencies or hosting providers, may not share a single webfont license across multiple websites.

Every time the webpage using the webfont kit is loaded (i.e, the webfont kit CSS which holds the @font-face rule is called) the counting system counts a single pageview for each webfont within the webfont kit.

For usage in graphic images shown on the website, consider a Desktop license instead as most allow for it.

This font's webfont license is:

Annual

You get a total number of prepaid pageviews that can be used over time. This means that you will pre-pay for a number of pageviews, then you'll have to come back to order more after your site has been viewed that number of times.

For example, if you order 250,000 page views, when your webpages using the webfonts have been viewed 250,000 times, you will need to buy the webfont package again for an additional number of prepaid pageviews. Pageviews are valid for 1 year.

Prillwitz Pro WebFont EULA

Desktop: for use on a desktop workstation

For the most common uses, both personal and professional, for use in desktop applications with a font menu.

For example:

  • Install the font on your Mac OS X or Windows system
  • Use the font within desktop applications such as Microsoft Word, Mac Pages, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, etc.
  • Create and print documents, as well as static images (.jpeg, .tiff, .png)

Desktop licenses are based on the number of users of the fonts. You can change the number of users by clicking the quantity dropdown option on Buying Choices or Cart pages.

Please be sure to review the listing foundry's Desktop license agreement as some restrictions may apply—such as use in logos/trademarks, geographic restrictions (number of locations), and products that will be sold.

Adding users later:

Desktop licenses are cumulative. If you require a Desktop license that covers additional users, simply place a new order for the same Desktop package, for the number of additional users.

Prillwitz Pro Desktop EULA

App: for embedding in mobile applications

Select this license type when you are developing an app for iOS, Android, or Windows Phone, and you will be embedding the font file in your mobile application's code.

Prillwitz Pro App EULA

ePub: for embedding in e-text products

You can use an ePub license to embed the font in an electronic publication such as an eBook, eMagazine, eNewspaper, or interactive PDF.

An ePub license is based on the number of publications in which the font is used. Each issue counts as a separate publication. Regional or format variations don't count as separate publications.

Updated versions of publications that are free to previous customers do not need a new license; otherwise, each new version that is released counts as a separate publication.

For font usage in graphic images shown as the ePub cover, consider a Desktop license instead as most allow for it.

Prillwitz Pro ePUB EULA

Digital Ad/Email: for use in HTML5 ads

You can use this type of license to embed fonts into digital ads, such as ads built using HTML5.

We'll supply a kit containing webfonts that can be used within digital ads, such as banner ads. This kit may be shared with third parties who are working on your behalf to produce the ad creatives, however you are wholly responsible for it.

HTML5 ads use webfonts, so why purchase a Digital Ads license rather than a Webfont license?

There are a few reasons, such as the Digital Ads EULA having terms that enable usage in digital ads and on advertising networks.

Digital advertisements also have different usage patterns compared to websites. Most websites generally have consistent pageviews month-to-month whereas advertising impressions can vary wildly month-to-month. Prices reflect this, making it much less expensive to use a Digital Ad license.

If you know the number of impressions the campaign requires, that amount can be ordered before the campaign begins. For campaigns where number impressions is unknown until the end of the campaign, you can true up at the end of each calendar month. Impressions are valid for 4 years.

Prillwitz Pro Digital Ad/Email EULA

About Prillwitz Pro Font Family


Johann Carl Ludwig Prillwitz, the German punch cutter and type founder, cut the first classic Didot letters even earlier than Walbaum. The earliest proof of so-called Prillwitz letters is dated 12 April 1790. Inspired by the big discoveries of archaeology and through the translations of classical authors, the bourgeoisie was enthused about the Greek and Roman ideal of aesthetics. The enthusiasm for the Greek and Roman experienced a revival and was also shared by Goethe and contemporaries. »Seeking the country of Greece with one’s soul«. All Literates who are considered nowadays as German Classics of that time kept coming back to the Greek topics, thinking of Schiller and Wieland. The works of Wieland were published in Leipzig by Göschen. Göschen used typefaces which had been produced by until then unknown punch cutter. This punch cutter from Jena created with these typefaces master works of classicist German typography. They can stand without any exaggeration on the same level as that of Didot and Bodoni. This unknown gentleman was known as Johann Carl Ludwig Prillwitz. Prillwitz published his typefaces on 12th April 1790 for the first time. This date is significant because this happened ten years before Walbaum. Prillwitz was an owner of a very successful foundry. When the last of his 7 children died shortly before reaching adulthood his hope of his works was destroyed, Prillwitz lost his will to live. He died six months later. His wife followed him shortly after. The typeface Prillwitz as a digital font was created in three optical styles (Normal, Book and Display). The typeface Prillwitz Press was created especially for a printing in small sizes for newspapers. »Prillwitz Press« combines aesthetic and functional attributes which make written text highly readable. It was originally designed for a newspaper with medium contrast to withstand harsh printing conditions. Its structure is quite narrow which makes this typeface ideal for body text and headlines where space is at premium. For the Normal – even more for the Book – a soft and reader-friendly outline was created through a so-called »Schmitz« and optimized in numerous test prints. The arris character and the common maximal stroke width contrast of the known classicist typefaces (Didot/Bodoni) were edited by the study of the original prints. This was also done in order to reach a very good readability in small type sizes. This typeface is perfectly suited to scientific and belletristic works. Accordingly it has three styles: Regular, Bold and Italic as Highlighting (1). The typeface Prillwitz is a complete new interpretation and continuing development of the conservated originals from 1790. They have been kept in the German Library in Leipzig. It was always given the priority to keep the strong roughness and at the same time optimizing the readability of this striking font. The type family has all important characters for an efficient and typographic high quality work. ----------- (1) Accentuation of particular words or word orders (e.g. proper names, terms etc.). Typographic means for Highlighting could be Italic, SmallCaps or semi-bold.

Designers: Ingo Preuss, Johann Carl Ludwig Prillwitz

Publisher: preussTYPE

Foundry: preussTYPE

Orignial Foundry: unknown

Design Owner: preussTYPE

MyFonts debut: Jul 1, 2015

Prillwitz Pro