Over the last hundred years or so, utilitarian typefaces have shed most of their quirks and eccentricities on the way
to becoming more versatile and universal. That makes some sense, but there’s no reason type can’t be both steadfast
and peculiar. Its pedigree is varied, vacillating between Egyptian and Modern, round and edged, even sans and slab. Despite these contradictions, its posture is nothing less than sturdy and forthright. Proto is strange but steady.
Designed by Jean-Baptiste Levée, in both Sans and Slab, Proto Grotesk and Slab are available to buy via Production Type.