1 Comment on “Bref TV series”
Here’s an interesting detail for those who are into type forensics.
The designer of the logo and the original titles used Bitstream’s digitization, Lubalin Graph BT a.k.a. Geometric Slabserif 761 (1990–1993, discontinued). This version is distinguished by a hooked r in the Extra Light and Book weights. Such a glyph was included in the original ITC release from 1974. In the presentation in U&lc, vol. 1, no. 3, the hooked r isn’t shown in the glyph set along with the other alternates and ligatures, but it does appear in the text settings. It might have been intended specifically for smaller sizes.
When additional materials were designed for Bref (see images 2 and 3), a different digitization was used, which didn’t include this glyph.