Basco

Designed by Bruno Mello

Basco

Collections

Collection Purchase
Basco 4Weights – Regular, Italic, Demi, Bold
Basco 4Weights
147,00€
Basco Full Family 18 fonts
Basco Full Family
574,00€
Basco Try-out 18 fonts
Basco Try-out
0,00€

Styles

Style Purchase
Basco Thin
Basco Thin
55,00€
Basco Thin Italic
Basco Thin Italic
55,00€
Basco Extra Light
Basco Extra Light
55,00€
Basco Extra Light Italic
Basco Extra Light Italic
55,00€
Basco Light
Basco Light
55,00€
Basco Light Italic
Basco Light Italic
55,00€
Basco Regular
Basco Regular
55,00€
Basco Italic
Basco Italic
55,00€
Basco Demi
Basco Demi
55,00€
Basco Demi Italic
Basco Demi Italic
55,00€
Basco Bold
Basco Bold
55,00€
Basco Bold Italic
Basco Bold Italic
55,00€
Basco Extra Bold
Basco Extra Bold
55,00€
Basco Extra Bold Italic
Basco Extra Bold Italic
55,00€
Basco Heavy
Basco Heavy
55,00€
Basco Heavy Italic
Basco Heavy Italic
55,00€
Basco Black
Basco Black
55,00€
Basco Black Italic
Basco Black Italic
55,00€
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Basco is an exploration of the Renaissance style, a period in which letterforms were informed primarily by hand writing. It is clearly a contemporary interpretation of calligraphic shapes forms.

The serifs are subtly asymmetrical. Slightly curved arches on the n, m and u are noticeable, creating an interesting tension in the text. Bruno Mello’s distinctive style is most obvious in his mastery of super fluid curves. It is a result of his extensive exploration of calligraphic forms, their tensions and dynamics, mixing angularities with curves. The roman weights include alternate swashes, as well as initial and terminal glyphs. The italics, based on chancellery script, feature simple stroke endings, most visible on the s and c. Alternative swashes, as well as initial and terminal glyphs are available for all weights: just use your own mix of OpenType features. Thin weights, generally seen only on Didones or Lineales, but extremely rare in a Renaissance-inspired type family, are fabulous for display, while the Regular, Demi and Bold weights make for excellent readability, thanks to their low contrast.

Basco typeface family

The family includes 9 weights, available in Roman & Italics. Following Typofonderie standards, Basco comprises a large set of glyphs including small caps, full latin language support, superiors, alternates, swashes and dingbats. Specific OpenType features include three categories of stylist sets. From Ss01 to Ss06: various alternates access of K R g k & alternates. From Ss06 to Ss12: various way to activate Swashes from words to lines, initials and so on. From Ss12 to Ss15: Dingbats, Boxes.

➡︎ Basco minisite

With fifteen OpenType features, graphic designers and art directors will have subtle combinations at their disposal to achieve beautiful perfection whatever the context.

Pairs Well With

In Use

Project: Cover version of a Milt Jackson Blue Note album cover.
Design: Paul Bacon.
Basco

Project: Imaginary Mexican recipe book.
Design: ZeCraft.
Basco

Project: Cover version of DropBox website and identity.
Design: Collins.
Basco