Brasil combines the qualities of a grotesque and a roman. By contrast to Optima, which is a roman without serifs, this is a sans-serif with rising stroke ends. It has very expressive curves and the verticals meet the base line with a pronounced emphasis. Together these create a more closed and at the same time more vibrant line formation, than purely grotesque typefaces can achieve. Originality and progressiveness are the main features of this typeface. It has a large clear image without a hint of playfulness; it is elegant but not bloodless, sharp but not cold.
Brasil fonts are available in OpenType Basic (no features) and OpenType Expert (features included). OpenType features provide advanced typographic performance and can be accessed by almost all professional layout software.
The Brasil Expert fonts Extralight, Light and Regular additionally contain alternate letters with swashes.
They are accessible via the Swash feature, Stylistic Set 01 or Stylistic Alternates.
Brasil Expert fonts come with proportional lining figures with varying widths and kerning. Oldstyle and tabular figures are available via features. The space glyph measures exactly half of the width of tabular figures, therefore it can easily be used for spaces in tabular composition.
|Proportional Lining Figures|
|Tabular Lining Figures|
|Proportional Oldstyle Figures|
|Tabular Oldstyle Figures|
Numerals separated by a slash will be replaced automatically by real fractions.
Standard figures will be replaced by superior figures.
Standard figures will be replaced by inferior figures.
Correct typographical glyphs e.g. in Romanian (commaaccent replaces cedilla) and Turkish (dotaccent on the small caps lower case i).
The typographic layout features can be accessed via the Opentype palette (Illustrator) or the Character palette (InDesign and QuarkXpress). All glyphs available with the font can be seen in the Glyph palette.