Protipo

Designed by José Scaglione Veronika Burian. Released 2018.

Protipo family is ideal in all information design situations: apps, infographics, UI, wayfinding, transport, posters, display, and even internet memes. Make smarter, impactful designs with Protipo’s low contrast, four widths, impressive two-weight icon set, and the advanced variable font format.

You can experiment with the variable font format on this special minisite here. The variable fonts are available with the Protipo bundle and the compact set. Read the story behind Protipo here and how variable fonts work here.
Protipo Compact Set. 8 fonts USD 302,53

Women in tech

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The under-representation of women among the creators of information technology has serious consequences, not only for those women whose potential goes unrealized, but also for a society increasingly shaped by that technology.

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1. Despierte su interés en la computación.
Léales a las niñas libros de ciencias e ingeniería (como, Rosie Revere Engineer – La ingeniera Rosie Rever o Cool Engineering Activities for Girls – Actividades interesantes de ingeniería para niñas). Anímelas a jugar con rompecabezas y juegos de construcción (como Legos, SNAP Circuits), que se pueden encontrar en muchos lugares (jugueterías, ventas de garaje, tiendas de segunda y tiendas en línea como eBay). En línea hay muchos videos instructivos para que los niños aprendan de computación e ingeniería (como Khan Academy, YouTube, code.org).

2.Anime a las niñas a aprender juntas.
A las niñas les gusta estar con sus amigas y disfrutan hacer lo que hacen sus amigas. Comparta estos 10 consejos con otras familias. Escoja actividades que las niñas puedan hacer juntas (como visitar un museo de ciencias, construir un robot con materiales reciclados, ir a un campamento de programación, unirse a un equipo de robótica). Esto les ayudará a sentir que forman parte del mundo de la computación.

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3. Anímela y busque su éxito.
Cree en la niña la expectativa de tener éxito en las matemáaticas y la tecnología y comunicar sus propias expectativas claramente. Celebre cualquier intento de tratar de hacer cosas nuevas y reconozca su esfuerzo, estrategias y comportamientos: “Es obvio que pones mucho empeño en este proyecto”; “Buena idea que hayas pensado y planeado antes de involucrarte.” Aun cuando usted no se sienta muy cómodo con las matemáticas, las ciencias o la tecnología, sea positivo. Los niños siempre siguen nuestras idea y el estímulo es un factor importante en las decisiones de las niñas para seguir una carrera en tecnología.

4.Explore la tecnología junto con ella.
Cuando usted explora junto con la niña, le demuestra que los temas son interesantes y que es importante continuar aprendiendo como adulto, independientemente de ser hombre o mujer. Juntos, vean videos, visiten páginas web educativas y comenten cómo es que la tecnología forma parte casi de todo lo que nos rodea. Investiguen juntos: “Me pregunto ¿cómo hicieron eso?” Relacione la tecnología con los demás intereses de la niña, como animales domésticos, arte, música, ciencia, salud o deportes.

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The Backstory

Protipo

Protipo helps information designers work smarter

Read the full story behind Protipo here.
Veronika Burian and José Scaglione’s Protipo type family is an information designer’s toolbox: a low-contrast sans of three text widths with a separate headline family, accompanied by an impressive two-weight icon set, and working with the advanced variable (VAR) font format. From annual reports and wayfinding to front page infographics and poster use, designers consistently turn to the simplicity and starkness of grotesque sans fonts to get their point across. Protipo is made for such environments.
 
When designing information you may start with the headline, which in the case of this family is called Protipo Compact and comes in eight weights. From Hairline to Black, set it large, overlap it, or let it run off the page. Protipo Compact was made to hit hard and attract attention with a different character set and different proportions than the three text fonts. It sets the stage for what’s to come.
 
Great information designers are aces at melding form and function, so we’ve stacked the Protipo family with Narrow, Regular, and Wide versions as a way of organising your information and directing the reader. Each width has seven distinct weights (light to bold) and italics, while maintaining the round-rect shapes of its DNA. Subtle details amplify its place in the typographic universe, like an ‘a’ and ‘e’ that go from solid to supple when italicising, an ‘f’ that gains an italic descender, two versions of the lowercase ‘r’ and ‘l’, and clipped corners on diagonals to keep the tight fit inherent to this kind of design work.
 
Protipo is not meant to be loudmouthed, but stakes its claim through refinement, breadth, and impact. Some changes at first don’t seem substantial, but the Protipo family doesn’t handle text like most in its category. Protipo helps readers find and process data in a clear and unequivocal way and accounts for the complexity involved in rendering large amounts of information while still appealing to aesthetics.
 
Protipo is ideal in all informative situations: apps, infographics, UI, wayfinding, transport, posters, display, and even internet memes. Add to all this the icon sets and upcoming variable font capability, and you’re assured a level of creativity, productivity, and impact on a much greater scale.

CREDITS

Lead designers and concept

Assistant designer and variable font production
Irene Vlachou

Icon designer
Luciana Sottini 
 
Engineering
 
Quality assurance
Graphic design
Roxane Gataud

Minisite design
Cesar Sesio
José Scaglione

Minisite programming
Kenneth Ormandy
 
Copywriting
 
Beta testers
Alvaro Valiño
Sandina Miller
Vizzuality


Special thanks to Gerry Leonidas for coming up with the font name and his valuable feedback.

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