Initially drawn in a single Regular style for the comprehensive re-design of photography magazine Hotshoe. Basis was exhaustively refined and extended into a seven-style brood, and in-so-doing has been tested in copious iterations and sub-iterations across countless platforms, printed and otherwise.
Initial points of inspiration — among them Akzidenz and various early Grotesques from Monotype — were ultimately eschewed-but-honored to create something slightly more behaved and shapely. An intentional skeletal similarity among the weights prompts an otherwise truly diverse clan of types, ranging from Light to Black.
Basis Grotesque is available in seven weights — Thin, ExtraLight, Light, Regular, Medium, Bold and Black — alongside corresponding Italics. Basis also contains a Monospaced family in four weights — Light, Regular, Medium and Bold — alongside Italic variants. It is available to license in both Standard (‘STD’) and Professional (‘PRO’) versions. The latter contains a series of OpenType features and stylistic alternates, alongside support for both Cyrillic and Greek scripts.