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Type designer Fernando Mello’s beautiful new serif typeface from FontSmith is called FS Brabo. It’s based on early book faces, with lots of expressive swashes and ligatures. It draws inspiration from 16th Century types like Bembo, Garamond and Plantin. These fonts, all of which share wedge-shaped serifs and distinct though not excessive contrast between strokes, are classified as Garalde fonts (that term is apparently a portmanteau of the names of seminal type designers Claude Garamond and Aldus Manutius), though Brabo distinguishes itself by being moderately more angular in the serif. When set in large blocks for reading, Brabo has a truly lovely color.
More information at fontsmith.com.+