Bagatela is a type family consisting of 14 variables, designed by commission for the economic journal La República. Along with the newspaper redesign, the need for a new typeface suitable for the new formal and technical requirements became clear: high legibility, credibility, economy, sophistication, technically optimized for the typesetting platform of the journal and multiple variables that facilitated the work of the layout designer.
Each variable has been designed to meet the needs of the newspaper’s content hierarchy. Stylistically, the letter shapes match those of Adobe Myriad, a typeface previously chosen as a complement. As a custom design, Bagatela includes features that enhance reading as well as daily use by designers: ink traps, lowercase figures, slightly condensed proportions and exactly the same copyfit in all variables.