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Brioso Pro

Brioso® Pro is a typeface family designed in the calligraphic tradition of our Latin alphabet, evoking a finely penned roman and italic script — retaining the immediacy of hand lettering while having the scope and functionality of a contemporary composition family. Brioso blends the humanity of written forms with the clarity of digital design, allowing type users to set pages of refined elegance.

Designed by Robert Slimbach, this energetic type family is modeled on his own formal roman and italic script. In the modern calligrapher's repertoire of lettering styles, roman script is the hand that most closely mirrors the oldstyle types that we commonly use today; it is also among the most challenging styles to master. Named after the Italian word for "lively," words set in Brioso moves rhythmically across the page with an energy that is tempered by an ordered structure and lucid form. An extended type family, Brioso Pro is available in five weights — Light, Regular, Medium, Semibold, and Bold — with companion italic fonts. The type family also features four specially-designed "Opticals" variations for setting captions, text, subheads and display headlines. Brioso Pro is available in three package configurations: the extended Brioso Pro Opticals, which consists of 40 fonts including the Caption, Text, Subhead and Display variations; a minimal Brioso Pro package, which contains just the 10 text fonts from the Opticals package; and a special two-font package called Brioso Pro Poster. You may also license individual weights and styles. Please use the links at the top right of this page to view the different package configurations.

Since the inception of the Adobe Originals program in 1989, Adobe Originals typefaces have been consistently recognized for their quality, originality, and practicality. They combine the power of PostScriptÆ language software and the most sophisticated electronic design tools with the spirit of craftsmanship that has inspired type designers since Gutenberg. Comprising both new designs and revivals of classic typefaces, Adobe Originals font software has set a standard for typographic excellence.

This on-line booklet provides background information on OpenType and the development of the Brioso type family. It also includes text settings and samples of the typeface in use.

Brioso Pro

Our newest award winning Adobe Original

Since the inception of the Adobe Originals program in 1989, Adobe Originals typefaces have been consistently recognized for their quality, originality, and practicality. They combine the power of PostScript® language software and the most sophisticated electronic design tools with the spirit of craftsmanship that has inspired type designers since Gutenberg. Comprising both new designs and revivals of classic typefaces, Adobe Originals font software has set a standard for typographic excellence.

Our newest award winning Adobe Original

This on-line booklet provides background information on OpenType and the development of the Brioso type family. It also includes text settings and samples of the typeface in use.

View specimen book (PDF, 2.1M)

Brioso Pro


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