PTL Attack & PTL Attack Rough

PTL Attack

PTL Attack & Attack Rough are display stencil typefaces. They are directly related to my thesis ›Type Attack!‹ which was the attempt to create a stencil for making protest posters.


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PTL Attack specimen
The family contains three weights, regular, medium and bold and a later added rough version.
PTL Attack family
PTL Attack Rough is the dirty pendant of PTL Attack. Stencils were made from the original font and the sprayed letters had been digitized again.

PTL Attack Rough Stencils
PTL Attack Rough comes with two sets of the basic characters. These two versions of each letter alternate with the help of the OpenType feature Discretionary Ligatures and give the typeface a more lively appearance.
PTL Attack Rough Contextual Alternates
The font also contains a large set of diacritical characters—all have individual shapes.
PTL Attack Rough Diacritics
One of the questions while working on that font was, what the maximum amount of bezier points in one glyph might be. I had something around 300 in my mind. In the end the number of points didn’t seem to be a problem, but rather the curves. We had to kill all curves to get proper rendering results.
PTL Attack characters


PTL Attack is available at primetype and at MyFonts & FontShop.

PTL Attack Rough is available at primetype and MyFonts & FontShop.


PTL Attack in Adbusters #85
PTL Attack in Adbusters #85
PTL Attack in Adbusters #85
PTL Attack in use: Adbuster Magazin #85

1 Kunstbibliothek 11-2010; Photographer: Benjamin Hickethier
2 Kunstbibliothek 11-2010; Photographer: Benjamin Hickethier
PTL Attack in use: Exhibition ›Welt aus Schrift‹, Kulturforum Berlin, 2010