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One of the most distinctive parts of The Prisoner and particularly life in The Village was the font or typeface used on everything. The font used is a derivative of the Albertus™ Font Family.

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More about Albertus
Berthold Wolpe designed Albertus™ from 1932 to 1940, with Albertus Titling being released first, and the lowercase a few years later. Stanley Morison commissioned the face for Monotype in England and named it after Albert the Great, medieval scientist and philosopher. Wolpe based the type on the lettering he did on bronze tablets. Such inscriptions were made by cutting back the ground around the letters and shaping them from the outside of their forms, rather than the inside, as incised letters in stone are done. Wolpe said his technique made for bold simplicity and reduced the serifs to a bare minimum. This sharp chisel stroke at the terminations of the main strokes was said to make the alphabet stand midway between classical letters and the modern sans serif. Albertus™ is available in three weights, and makes a strong graphic statement of originality and integrity.

The Village Font provided for free here is NOT Albertus, it is a derivative.
Albertus can be purchased from many good font websites.

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