Birrigon is a quirky, old-style inspired, soft-corner text typeface revival. Designed and produced by Beatriz Ribeiro, Gonçalo Estevão, and Rita Borges during 2021.

Birrigon merges 5 different typefaces and feature influences: Walbaum, Normande, Goudy Old Style, Verona, and Bembo. From these, special attention was dedicated to preserving the proportions and spacing, especially from Walbaum.

Designed and implemented in a one-axis Variable Font, Birrigon is well suited for small(ish) text and large headings. Mainly when it is possible to appreciate its soft details

See the full booklet specimen here.

By Pedro Amado

Pedro Amado. Assistant Professor at FBAUP. Integrated researcher of the i2ADS research institute.