This entry is for the text range of Basta. Preceded by a display series with numbered weights, see Basta Display (1972). Buch, Kursiv Buch and halbfett styles were completed between 1977 and 1978 and manufactured by Berthold AG. Small caps for Basta Buch were added in 1985 [26 letters] The three text styles and the four bolder display styles are shown in a 1985 specimen by Stulle.
TypeManufactur’s digital version has Leicht, Buch, and halbfett, each with matching Kursiv styles (and roman small caps for the two lighter weights), plus a fett. The latter stays closer to the other styles, and is clearly different from the original numbered Bastas.
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