Proto Grotesk: The typeface as atlas – Proto Grotesk type specimen


Includes “Proto Grotesk: The typeface as atlas”, an essay by historian Sébastien Morlighem: a study about the origins of the word “Grotesk”, as well as a lengthy research on German Grotesk typefaces. The original material that ignited Proto Grotesk was found among these many late 19th-century designs.
English & French text.
Design by Emmanuel Besse/Large. Photography by Julien Lelièvre.
Printed in Belgium. Dual color printing, saddle-stich binding, perforation, Fedrigoni Symbol Freelife E49 Country 200gsm / Symbol Freelife gloss 130 gsm paper. DIN A5 (21 × 15 cm), 32pp.
ISBN 979-10-93578-00-2