Designed by Albert Hollenstein and Albert Boton in 1958–60. Initially a lowercase design by Hollenstein in 2 weights, to which Boton added capitals. [1964 Graphis feature] “Apparently, the design was inspired by the architecture of the new capital city of Brazil, which was the hottest thing going, in 1960.” [Maxim Zhukov]
6 styles; maigre, demi-gras with italique, gras, compact, and the all-caps coupé (stencil). [1973 catalog] Offered by Photo-Lettering under the name Brazilia, in 8 weights. [PLINC One Liner 1971]
A digital version based on PLINC’s adaptation is available from Monotype, in two weights. See also Bolivia by David Einwaller.
Brasilia in use
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