Proxima Nova

The long story of one of the most versatile and best‑known typefaces: Proxima Nova. Born from a pencil sketch in 1981 and named “Zanzibar”, it reached widespread public success only 33 years later.

Font Reach reveals the number of websites using Proxima Nova.

The first sketch of Proxima Nova dated 1981, created by Mark Simonson.

Mark Simonson in his studio in Saint Paul, Minnesota

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