“Initially named Figaro because it was to resemble the masthead of the French newspaper with that name. As English Monotype was developing a very similar typeface, also called Figaro, the name of Schlesinger’s face was changed to Hidalgo.” — Dutch Type
Released by Amsterdam in 1940. In 1941, a wood version followed. [Henk Gianotten] Kobundo had it as Nile. The caps-only typeface was later available from Berthold Fototypes and VGC. Digitally revived by Hans van Maanen as Basilio (Canada Type, 2017, used for the sample).
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