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Prillwitz ProDesigners: Ingo Preuss, Johann Carl Ludwig Prillwitz
Publisher: preussTYPE
Prillwitz Pro was designed by Ingo Preuss, Johann Carl Ludwig Prillwitz and released by preussTYPE. Prillwitz Pro contains 12 styles and family bundle alternatives. p > Johann Carl Ludwig Prillwitz, the German punch cutter and type founder, cut the first timeless Didot letters even earlier than Walbaum. The earliest evidence 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 suitable of aesthetics. The interest for the Greek and Roman experienced a revival and was likewise shared by Goethe and contemporaries. "Looking for the country of Greece with one's soul". All Literates who are thought about nowadays as German Classics of that time kept returning to the Greek subjects, thinking about Schiller and Wieland.

The works of Wieland were published in Leipzig by Göschen. Göschen utilized typefaces which had actually been produced by till then unidentified punch cutter. This punch cutter from Jena developed with these typefaces master works of classicist German typography. They can stand with no exaggeration on the same level as that of Didot and Bodoni. This unidentified gentleman was understood as Johann Carl Ludwig Prillwitz. Prillwitz published his typefaces on 12th April 1790 for the very first time. This date is significant due to the fact that this took place 10 years prior to Walbaum. Prillwitz was an owner of an extremely successful foundry. When the last of his 7 children passed away shortly prior to maturating his hope of his works was destroyed, Prillwitz lost his will to live. He passed away six months later. His partner followed him soon after.

The typeface Prillwitz as a digital typeface was developed in three optical styles (Normal, Schedule and Show). The typeface Prillwitz Press was developed especially for a printing in little sizes for newspapers.

" Prillwitz Press" combines visual and functional attributes that make composed text extremely readable. It was originally designed for a paper with medium contrast to withstand severe printing conditions. Its structure is quite narrow which makes this typeface ideal for body text and headings where space is at premium.

For the Normal-- even more for the Book-- a soft and reader-friendly summary was developed through a so-called "Schmitz" and optimized in various test prints. The arris character and the common optimum stroke width contrast of the known classicist typefaces (Didot/Bodoni) were edited by the study of the original prints. This was also carried out in order to reach a great readability in little type sizes.

This typeface is perfectly fit to scientific and belletristic works. Accordingly it has three styles: Routine, Bold and Italic as Highlighting (1 ).

The typeface Prillwitz is a complete brand-new interpretation and continuing development of the conservated originals from 1790. They have actually been kept in the German Library in Leipzig. It was constantly offered the priority to keep the strong roughness and at the same time optimizing the readability of this striking font.

The type household has all important characters for an effective and typographic high quality work.


( 1) Accentuation of specific words or syntactic arrangement (e.g. appropriate names, terms and so on).

Typographic means for Highlighting could be Italic, SmallCaps or semi-bold.

Font Family:
· 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

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