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 that brings Brioni Text close to sans serif models. The concept was later translated to a higher contrast version which is a more conventional text typeface. The result is a highly functional typeface family that is easy to work with and inviting to read.
Brioni comes in two packages: Brioni Text is a sturdy slab serif for text of all sides, but especially suitable for fine print. Its proportions and colours make it suitable for any running text, even in diﬃcult conditions such as newspaper printing. The second version is called simply Brioni and has a higher contrast between the thick and thin strokes. It is an elegant typeface suitable for setting books and magazines. Both packages come in four weights, each with italic, small caps and small caps italic versions.
Design: Brioni was designed by Nikola Djurek in 2008. In 2013, Alexander Tarbeev designed the Cyrillic version, and Peter Bilak designed the Greek version.
Design: Nikola Djurek, Alexander Tarbeev, Peter Biľak
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Nikola Djurek was born in Croatia, studied in Croatia, Italy and finally in The Netherlands at postgraduate master course Type and Media at Royal Academy of Art in The Hague, he earned his PhD degree in the graphic and type-design field. Nikola is a partner at Typotheque, and teaches at Art Academy – DVK, University of Split and University of Zagreb, Faculty of Design.
Alexander Tarbeev (b. 1956) is a Russian type designer, author of Cyrillic versions of ITC typefaces like ITC Garamond, ITC Benguiat Gothic, Friz Quadrata and other Cyrillic typefaces. Tarbeev teaches in the Faculty of Graphic Design at the Moscow State University of Printing Arts. He runs TFaces design studio.
Peter Biľak works in the field of editorial, graphic, and type design. In 1999 he started Typotheque type foundry, in 2000, together with Stuart Bailey he co-founded art & design journal Dot Dot Dot, in 2012 he started Works That Work, a magazine of unexpected creativity, in 2015 together with Andrej Krátky he co-founded Fontstand.com, a font rental platform. He collaborates with the choreographer Lukas Timulak on creation of modern dance performances, and together they started Make-Move-Think.org, a foundation for interdisciplinary artistic collaborations. Peter is teaching at the Type & Media, postgraduate course at the Royal Academy of Arts, The Hague. Member of AGI (Alliance Graphique Internationale).