Brioni

Design concept

An elegant typeface suitable for setting books and magazines. Brioni developed spontaneously from practice with a broad-nib pen, but the result is a hybrid of calligraphic influences and subtle manipulation of the stroke terminals.
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Brioni early sketches

Numerals

All weights of Brioni include nine different kinds of numerals. Default numerals are ranging, or Old-style proportional Figures for use in running text. Proportions of text figures are similar to ascenders and descenders of lower case characters. Lining figures for use with capitals letters, because their proportions match the height of caps. Small caps figures to match the height of small capitals. Tabular (both Lining and OsF), Superior and Inferior figures, and finally Circled and Circled inverted are available in our OpenType fonts.
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brioni numerals

International Typography

Brioni is available in Extended Latin, and LCG (Extended Latin, Cyrillic, Greek) encodings. Typotheque OpenType LCG fonts support all European languages, covering Latin-based (Western, Central and Eastern European, Baltic, Turkish), Cyrillic-based, Greek-based languages. Typotheque OpenType L fonts support Latin-based languages, including Vietnamese.

brioni writing script

Styles

Brioni comes in six weights, each accompanied by Italics and Small Capitals. While Italics are separate font files, Small Caps can be activated as OpenType feature. Also Italic fonts include Small Caps.

brioni styles

OpenType features

Brioni includes a wealth of advanced OpenType layout features. Read the PDF instructions, or try the OpenType features.

brioni opentype features

Authors

Brioni was designed by Nikola Djurek in 2008. In 2010 Nikola received the Icograda Excellence Award for his typefaces Brioni, Plan Grotesque and Marlene. In 2013, Alexander Tarbeev designed the Cyrillic version, and Peter Bilak designed the Greek version. In 2020, Brioni was expanded by new styles (Thin, ExtraLight and their italics).

Icograda Excellence Award