Prototypo Create your own font in a few clicks

Prototypo thickness slider
Prototypo contrast slider
Prototypo serif height slider
Prototypo serif width slider
Customize more than twenty parameters…
…see your own font take shape in real time!
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Save time and be more creative

We know what a waste of time it can be to search for the perfect font without finding it. We also know the months it takes to draw one from scratch. That's why we built Prototypo, an online app that enables designers to customize their own typeface in a few clicks.

How does it work?

Creating a prototype for an original typeface, a custom logo for your brand/client or experimenting with type design ideas has never been so easy.

 

1 You need a specific font for a project

Sometimes the font perfectly fitting your project doesn’t exist. Why don’t you create it?

2 Start your project with one of our 3 parametric typefaces

The basic set starts with Prototypo Fell, Prototypo Grotesk and Prototypo Elzevir. All our fonts are powered by our partner Production Type

Prototypo: Start your project with one of our 3 parametric typefaces

3 Shape your font adjusting more than 30 parameters

Prototypo lets you tweak over thirty parameters such as thickness, aperture and roundness. You can also fine-tune the serifs separately.

Prototypo: Shape your font adjusting more than 30 parameters

4 Export your font and use it anywhere

Your fonts can be exported to .otf format that can be installed on macOS, Windows and Linux to be used in any desktop application, or displayed on a website in any browser.

Prototypo: Start your project with one of our 3 parametric typefaces Prototypo: Shape your font adjusting more than 30 parameters

They talk about Prototypo

“Prototypo will let anyone design an entire font system all at once” Mashable

“Hobbyists and type designers can experiment and refine a wide range of fonts” Design taxi

“A user interface accessible to all” Wired

From the beginning Prototypo rose a considerable excitement in the worldwide graphic and type communities. Today we count more than 15,000 users from over 100 countries!

A powerful tool to design your font

  • Prototypo: Latin characters set

    Latin characters set

    Modify the shape and proportion of each letter in the Latin character set. Including smallcaps and basic punctuation.

  • Prototypo: Individualize glyphs/groups of glyphs

    Individualize glyphs/groups of glyphs

    Create a very unique font. The individualisation feature allows you to modify separately letters or groups of letters.

  • Prototypo: Preview your fonts on any website

    Preview your fonts on any website

    Tweak your fonts in Prototypo and live preview your changes on any website thanks to a Chrome extension.

  • Prototypo: Export to Glyphr Studio

    Export to Glyphr Studio

    Export your font directly in this open source editing tool and refine each character.

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