Your browser does not support JavaScript! astype fonts - Presto
Shopping cart glitch? -> Disable ad blocker.
instagram logo
linkedin logo
discord logo



Type Zoom – Click into the text to edit.

Free Download

  0 €

Buy with Gumroad - it's fast, free and secure!

Presto Free & Presto for Fust & Friends

Presto is a bold advertising script, with slightly inclined joined-up letters and economic proportions. Originally issued by Ludwig & Mayer in 1970, the foundry type came in eight sizes from 12 to 48pt. It was probably the last type design to be published as foundry type in Germany.

The «Presto - Free» version was made in honour of its designer Helmut Matheis (1917-2021), who turned 100 in November 2017. Matheis was delighted with this proposal and happy to give Florian Hardwig and Fust & Friends his permission. The digital font development was done by Andreas Seidel.

In 2019 its character set was extended, making "Presto-Regular" usable in a wide array of languages.

After Jan Middendorp (1956–2023) closed the micro foundry Fust & Friends in October 2021, this font can still be licensed via astype fonts - so far for free. 🙂


instagram logo   linkedin logo   discord logo