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Serif Font: Prillwitz Press Regular [STD] [PRO]

German punchcutter Johann Carl Ludwig Prillwitz was a contemporary of Didot and Bodoni, but his work has remained one of the eras best kept secrets. He cut his first faces in 1790, even earlier than that other German classicist, Walbaum.

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Prillwitz is simply a gorgeous revival. It is modest in scope  it offers just Regular, Italic, and Bold  but its beautifully made. It also offers various optical styles, optimized for different sizes: Normal, Book, and Display. Prillwitz Press, specially created for small-size newspaper use. While many digital Didot and Bodoni revivals are too thin and vulnerable for long-form reading, this family in a similar style is great for demanding editorial work, offering versions with excellent readability for each hierarchic level of the layout. (Text MyFonts.com)

Whether it be the swee­ping eagle in his flight, or the open apple-blos­som, the toiling work-horse, the blithe swan, the bran­ching oak, the winding stream at its base, the drif­ting clouds, over all the cour­sing sun, form ever follows func­tion, and this is the law. Where func­tion does not change form does not change. The gra­nite rocks, the ever broo­ding hills, remain for ages; the light­ning lives, comes into shape, and dies in a twink­ling. It is the per­va­ding law of all things or­ga­nic and in­or­ga­nic, of all things phy­si­cal and me­ta­phy­si­cal, of all things hu­man and all things su­per­hu­man, of all true ma­ni­fes­ta­tions of the head, of the heart, of the soul, that the life is re­cog­ni­za­ble in its ex­press­ion, that form ever fol­lows func­tion. This is the law.

[Louis H. Sullivan; 1856 – 1924]