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Explore Prisma, a multilined font that is best suited for heading text.


Multiline typefaces typically have several parallel lines and are best suited for heading text. Even better, these work well when the text is placed above a picture or textured background, as long as the visual is not too crowded.

A quick search on Google Images displays how multiline typefaces look like, as illustrated in Figure 1, below.

Multiline typefaces
Figure 1: Multiline typefaces

In Figure 2 below, you can see one such multiline font. The font used here is Prisma, and it is one of the fonts created in the last century by Rudolf Koch, a German type designer who also designed other famous typefaces such as Kabel and Neuland - both of these were not multiline though!

Prisma Font
Figure 2: Prisma Font

Rudolf KochAbout Rudolf Koch

Rudolf Koch lived in Germany. He was an exceptionally talented type designer who was also involved with lettering, calligraphy, typography and illustration. Most of his typefaces were created for the Klingspor Type Foundry including his most widely used typefaces, Neuland and Kabel.

Learn more about Rudolf Koch on Wikipedia

We found Prisma in Esquire magazine’s UK edition, and they did use Prisma for headings very well. The best quality of Prisma is that it always looks contemporary even though it is from the last century! See the following three examples from the magazine.

Prisma used in Esquire UK

Prisma used in Esquire UK

Prisma used in Esquire UK

Do you want to see more examples of Prisma being used over the years? Head to the Prisma page on the Fonts in Use site.

Here’s how we used Prisma for a quotation slide:

How we used Prisma for a quotation slide

You can get a free version of Prisma from

MyFonts has a Pro version of Prisma as well as the similar looking, similar sounding Prism font.

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