Primer-anyone have any info on this typeface?

steve.mackley's picture

The other day I came across a reference to a typeface called Primer—I understand it to be be similar to Century. I've not heard of it before, and was wondering if anyone has any info on it. Who drew/cut it? Is there a digital version? Google searches have yielded little, and I cannot get the Typophile searches to work. Any info would be appreciated.

ncaleffi's picture

Hi Stephen, we've been discussing Primer/Bitstream Century 751 recently, in this thread:

More interesting stuff and info on that typeface can be found here:

steve.mackley's picture

Excellent, Thank you. I like how Primer is a little lighter than Century. I do lament that there does not seem to be a faithful digital version. Again thanks

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