Behind the scenes on the design of the BBC's new font

Earlier this year, the BBC commissioned independent font foundry Dalton Maag to design a font family. Starting with Latin and Cyrillic character sets, BBC Reith had to support almost 100 languages from day one. 

The BBC wanted a font for everyone that would echo its typographic legacy, while balancing contemporary form with function. With a diverse audience to cater to across a plethora of services, it needed high performance and a range of expression. 

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Bruno is a typesetter and type designer from Zurich, Switzerland. In 1991, he founded Dalton Maag, an independent type design studio in London which now has an international team of 40.