TYPE DESIGN INFORMATION PAGE last updated on Sat May 25 15:57:36 EDT 2013
The Brazilian type scene
a Falange Studio
ABFonts Santos FC 2012 Numerals (2012) is an orphaned athletic lettering font. We read at ABFonts (where the font can be downloaded): ABFonts Santos FC 2012 Numerals is based on the numbers used on the jersey of Brazilian football club, Santos FC, which is outfitted by Nike. The font was created on request and the image that was provided only showed the jersey numbers of Santos FC. Based on photographs, the player's name is not shown on the jersey explaining the absence of letters in the font. It appears that the source image was created by Cleiton Fabiano of www.futbr.com. [Google] [More] ⦿
Brazilian art director, graphic designer and illustrator based in Los Angeles. Born in 1981 in Sao Paulo. Behance lnk. He designed various display typefaces for his projects: Mariana (2005) is an experimental face for the Havaianas web site. Cristiane (2005) is a Bank Gothic-inspired sans. Mathews (2005) and Ana Rayssa (2005, upright connected script) are experimental types. Antonio (2005) is a fat rounded sans. Josefa (2005) is a grunge face created for Brahma Bier. Adilson (2005) is a super-fat display face. Rose (2005) and Douglas (2005, also a super-fat display face) were created for Sensorama ID. Other typefaces include Mark, Mike and Cris. [Google] [More] ⦿
Adreson Vilson Vita de Sá
Crazy Sao Paulo-based Brazilian designer (b. 1986) of the grunge face Antropofagia (2010). Born in 1986. He also made Afronsu (2011), Estaktu (2012, influenced by Sao Paulo's graffiti or pixacao), and Abstract Rua (2012). Aka afronsu Afronsu. [Google] [More] ⦿
At the School of Design in Ribeirao Preto, Brazil, Aline Turatti created Indian Type (2013), an outlined typeface inspired by Indian symbolism.
Ipatinga, Minas Gerais-based (or Santa Barbara-based) designer of these typefaces in 2011: Gogating Book (a Helvetica-like face), Mytupi, Pirates Writers, Chapenettoer 8 Thin, a large x-height and large-bowl minimalist sans face. This was followed by the bold caps sans face Laranja Pro and Laranjha Pro Fraco, Aovel Cool (geometric monoline sans), Aovel Sans Rounded, Aovel Sans Light, Aovel Neo (based on Avant Garde), Yagora (humanistic sans), Salika, Sheep Sans (2011), Mariana Family, Extrememame, Timo Roman, AvantFox (based on Avant Garde), Brasil (based on ITC Lubalin), Hasteristico (monoline geometric face based on Avant Garde), Amiju Book, DMF Arreia Black (fatted up Helvetica), DMF Cantell, DMF Handwriter, DMF Handatme, BDP Sergipe, BDP Fox, BDP Clien, BDP Up, and BDP Gelly.
Typefaces made in 2012: Flex Display (a free thin sans), Meva (geometric sans), Duase Light (a thin rounded avant-garde geometric sans), Tenue Sans (a distinguished sans---tuxedo required), Cridigo Sans, Cogga (a display sans face), Homizio (a free 6-style geometric sans family), Aliquam, Regencie, Blouding (from blood samples?), Quinfo (avant garde family), Frugal Sans, Agnele Modern (a didone titling face), Salutino, Bondoluo (geometric avant-garde sans, +Light, +Display), Duase (rounded monoline sans).
Home page. Fontspace link, where he is known as authimie. Another Fontspace link. About me page. Behance link. Another Behance link. About Me link. Dafont link. Aka Alvaro Ovelha. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Graphic design student at Miami Ad School / ESPM, who is originally from Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Graphic designer in Lins, Brazil. She created the curly typeface Delsarte (2012).
Amatraca Design Grafico
Amatraca Design Grafico (Marcelo Sodre) is located in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Dafont link, where one can download these free faces: Ju Gulart (2012, thin curly face), Tia Marcia (2009, upright script; almost a ronde), FSM Sans (2005), Zoi Mao (2005, handwriting), Mix Serif Condense (2012, pixel font). [Google] [More] ⦿
Born and raised in Governador Valadares, Brazil, Ana Carvalho designed the vernacular typeface Krenaque in 2012 during her graphic design studies at UNIVALE, Universidade Vale do Rio Doce. [Google] [More] ⦿
Located in Recife, Brazil, Ana Elisa Ribeiro, a student at UFPE, created Brick (2012, FontStruct: a squarish face), Neon (2012, dot matrix face), Chippendale (2012, informal caps face), Continental (a spiked family based on the lettering for the aguardente by that name). [Google] [More] ⦿
Argentinian (Brazilian?) editorial designer. In 2012, she made an exceptionally graceful free Google Web Font text typeface that should withstand small sizes. Called Lusitana, the two-weight family was inspired by the type found in the 1572 first edition of "The Lusiads", a Portuguese epic poem by Luís Vaz de Camões.
Brazilian graphic design graduate from IADE, Portugal (in 2011), who is now located in Glasgow. Creator of Pinho (2010), a modular face made from nuts. She also made Hardcopy (2012, for the Hardcopy magazine). As an example of her typography in branding and logos, check out the work she did for Galeria Barbara Longhi in Porto Alegre, Brazil.
Reproducing his bio: I'm a graphic designer graduated from PUC-Rio and co-author of the illustration book "FUNK what beat is this," published in 2009 by Aeroplano. During 2010, I gave lectures on the development process of the book at PUC-Rio and ESDI. I have specialization in Printmaking at the Rhode Island School of Design and Business Management at IBMEC-Rio. I have worked at 19 design, O Globo Online and Yahoo! Brazil. I currently live in New York and attend the MFA in Communication Design at Pratt Institute. During the summer of 2012, I was part of the creative team of the Rio2016 Olympic and Paralympic games.
Graphic designer in Sao Paulo, Brazil, who created the simple organic monoline sans typeface Tesla (2012).
André Themoteo Alves Correa
Andrey Damo (Porto Alegre, Brazil) co-designed the kitchen tile typeface Black Saul with Juliano Weide in 2013.
Angela Detanico and Rafael Lain
A graduate of the Parsons School of Design in New York, Angela works as a graphic designer in Sao Paulo. Her motto is borrowed from Massimo Vignelli: The life of a designer is a life of fight. Fight against the ugliness. Just like a doctor fights against a disease.
Brazilian visual artist who did some beautiful lettering pieces in 2013.
Anna Paula Silva Gouveia is a researcher and professor at the State University of Campinas Art Institute (IA-UNICAMP). With Priscilla Farias, she spoke at ATypI 2010 in Dublin about replications of architectonic epigraphs. [Google] [More] ⦿
Originally from St. Petersburg, Russia, Anton moved to The Netherlands to study graphic design at KABK (Royal Academy of Art) in Den Haag, where he will graduate in 2013. Creator of Coldline (2013), an angular typeface about which he writes: I designed this typeface under the influence of broad nib calligraphy and broken strokes of Gothic scripts. [Google] [More] ⦿
Brazilian designer (b. 1983) of these free fonts in 2011: Xilosa (angular poster face). He lives in Itabara, Minas Gerais.
In 2012, Atila added the minimalist typeface Conhaq.
Aurelio J. Foerster Filho
Based in Campinas, Brazil, Babuino created Gans Baai (2012), a modular squarish display typeface. Free download.
Fonts from 2011: Tabu, Caribbean Tool (roman caps face), Pijamas (handprinted 3d outline face), Nova Solid, Chocolate Dealer, Happy Family (dingbats), Save The Mini, Tosca Zero (grunge), Epidemia (grunge), Skt and Destroy (grunge), High on fire, Manabu, Masterplan, Thrashline (multiline), Triumph Rewind, The Dreamer, Why, Uranium Mafia, Blessed Day, Caribbean Tool (floral caps face), Lost Winner, Dove Love (curly valentine's Day font), Safe Iodine (texture face), Easy Trouble, ArgelFont, BUTECO (sketch font), DIAMONDDUST, Dropping, InkInTheMeat-Tial, NORMAL, POPCORN (a great grunge hand-drawn Futura Black), POPCORNSKETCHSKETCH (a sketched face), ROCKETAIR, ShitHappens-Cursive. Panhead (grunge Western face).
Fonts made in 2010: Thrashline, Dotled (a fuzzy texture face), Refurbished, PUNKBABE, CANDYINC, GreenPillow, DIRTYBAGBOLDTRIAL, LEDLIGHT, MAJORGUILTY, Network Vampires, NEWESTTRIAL (Western face), VATOS, Billy Argel Font (calligraphic), ACIDLABEL, BeyondSky-trial, HURTMOLD, TOSCAZERO, TABU (grunge), EASY TROUBLE, BOMBFONT (puffy letters), BILLYARGELFONT (calligraphic), Soap Store (grunge), ANGELTEARS (calligraphic), BUTOXQUEEN-trial, ELECTRICHANDS (cursive hand), FLOWERFLOW-trial, HAPPYFAMILY-TRIAL, HEARTQUAKE (grunge), MSKITOKILLA (grunge), NIGHTSTALKER-TRIAL (grunge), RAINFOREST (handwriting with rough edges), ROADMOVIE, ROSE TATTOO (an outlined handprinted beauty), TWINPINES (brush), WANNABEME (sketched), WEDDINGNIGHTMAREStrial (calligraphic), BEERNOTE, GREENMIND (grunge), PORNFASHION, MASTERPLAN (grunge), SNIPERSHOT.
Fonts from 2009: COOLECTOR, BODYHUNTER-Bold (grunge), CLUBHAUS-Bold (ultra black, mechanical/octagonal), MAKEMEALPHA (grunge), NewGardenLight, TRIUMPHREWIND (grunge), Nachos and TV, Oxidisaster, Helloween, Lemon Day Semibold (a sketch font), Tosca Zero, Outlaw (Western face), Gangland (scratchy brushy face), B Side (vertical stencil).
Fonts from 2008: Plastic Pill (fat art deco face), Bedspread Assassin, A Bite (grunge), Dirty and Classic (grunge calligraphy), Gas Mask (grunge stencil), PANHEAD (grungy Western billboard font), My Turtle, Cubiculo Gallery (created for the Cubiculo Gallery in Sao Paulo), Ginga (grunge calligraphic--think award-winning grunge!!!), Wallrider, Black-Oak, TOY_SOLDIERS-Bold (grunge), Abite (grunge), ACIDLABEL, Bulldozer, Cheap Stealer, DONOTEXIST, HANGUP (3-d bouncy letters), HYERBA (Far West font), LAZYDAY (handprinted outline caps face), LEDLIGHT, Mon Bijoux (ornamental), MANABU (futuristic), PEIXEFRITO, Positiv-A, Killed DJ (multiline grunge), Sniper (grunge), Black Oak (smudged face), ShAnKed,
Fonts from 2007: Olho de Boi (a great scratchy handwriting font inspired by the first Brazilian postage stamp which was released on August 1, 1843), Skull TS2 (skull dingbats), REBOARD, Hurtmold (rounded octagonal face), PDRPT (grunge), the Soma family (modern stencil), Caatinga (2006, artsy display face), Santos Dumont (handwriting: free at DaFont). [Google] [More] ⦿
He won an award at Tipos Latinos 2012 and at TDC 2013 for Karol. In 2012, he won the Silver Prize in the Latin category of the Morisawa Type Design Competition for Hashar, a beautiful angular connected script face.
In 2013, he published Karol at Type O Tones.
Blind Fontes (Fé Cega)
blue eighty four (was Portfolio Virtual; or azul84)
The Sao Paulo-based type designer Jose (Zeh) Fernando (Rorshack) (b. 1977, Sao Paulo) runs blue eighty four (was Portfolio Virtual; or azul84). Home page. His freeware fonts include the pixel faces Nokia Cellphone FC (2003), Perfect DOS VGA 437 (2002), NokiaCellphone-Small (2001), Pixelzim-3x5 (2000) and Pixelzim-3x5-Bold, as well as Hardmob (2001) and Gaming Channel F Standard. Fonts that were either projected but never finished or deleted include Waris, Lanner, Vicio, Babyscreamer, Catadings, Catalatas, Roundtable, neoTokyo, Hardedge, Ansi Art Elite Down, Ansi Art Elite Up, Skatter (1998, graffiti face), Sutaker. Direct downloads. Fontspace link. Another URL. Dafont link. He wrote The death of the pixel font in 2004. [Google] [More] ⦿
Gustavo Lassala is a designer and professor in Sao Paulo, Brazil, who runs BR Type. He has a Master's in Education, Art and Culture History from Mackenzie University and a Bachelor's in Design from Sao Judas University.
He created Deriva (2012, based on the scibbles of a homeless person in Sao Paulo), Folha Seca (2012, images of dry leaves), Jalo (2011, handprinted), Tremida (2010, a shaky handwriting set), Pimba (2010, a splashy face), Arbusto (2009, floral dings), Broxa (2009, a roman brush face), Montada (2008, grunge; followed in 2011 by Montada Clean), Borboleta (2008, butterfly dingbats), Boqueta (2006, a modular sans), Adrenalina SP (2004, based on graffiti tags in Sao Paulo, or pixacaos), Elegante (2006), Sampa (2008, Sao Paulo-themed dingbats) and Flozo (2007, flower dings).
Dafont link. He went commercial in 2007. Based on a concept by Danilo Siqueira and Fred Sekkel, the grungy Times To Go was designed in 2009 by Danilo Siqueira and Gustavo Lassala at BrType. Free download.
Bric Type is a typography consultant company based in Brazil and The Netherlands, run by Yomar Augusto, who holds a BA in graphic design (University of Rio de Janeiro, 2000) and MA in type design (Type & Media at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague, 2005). Personal URL. As a Brazilian graphic artist, he has been involved in two Rojo ArtStorm projects. Yomar lives in Rotterdam. At ATypI 2008 in St. Petersburg, he ran an experimental calligraphy workshop called Kalligraphos.
His typefaces include Den Dekker (2006), and the roundish liquid creations such as Virgem, Rejane, Liquida (2002) and Dizain. No downloads. More recent faces: Duin (2007, octagonal), REMF (2006, stencil), DC (2007, ultra-fat), Fake Human (2005, script), Jana (2006, unicase), War (2007, octagonal), Fuck Shit Up (2007, stencil), Charlie Dee (2002, hairline stencil), Marina Lima (2002), Lasagna (2008, Re-Type: a fat geometric poster family, produced with the help of Miguel Hernandez). In 2009-2010, he created the Adidas Unity typeface [images: i, ii, iii]. In 2011, he designed the multiline headline face Andoverpis. The Dog House Nike (2010) is a custom typeface for The Dog House Athlete center for runners in Amsterdam. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Typeface classification according to "British Standards 2961:1967" (or BS 2961), British Standards Institution, London, 1967.
We've got a live one from Manaus in the middle of the Amazon. Born in 1987, he made the graffiti fonts Brock 165 (2012), Pixo Reto (2010) and Brock Vanadalo (2009).
Brazilian designer of the Avant Garde-inspired Ultravioleta (2008). I am unsure if this Dafont designer of Huggies (2012, an uncial face made with FontStruct) is the same Bruno Camargo. [Google] [More] ⦿
Brazilian designer (b. 1987) who graduated from Universidade Federal de Santa Maria RS and lives in Sao Paulo. His type family Caturrita (2010), which imports Latin warmth and calligraphic elements in a text face, won a student award at the II Bienal Ibero-Americana de Design in Madrid. Caturrita was published at Armasen in 2011, and the related families Caturrita Extra and Caturrita Display in 2012.
Tribuna (2012) is a newspaper headline and text family, short and stocky.
Suba (2012) is a big sans serif type family with several weights, with a male and a female version.
Bruno Morais (Belo Horizonte, Brazil) created several modular typefaces in 2012.
Aka Gaia Runes, BryanGu and BryAlien. Brazilian creator (b. 1999) of Gate for Mars (2011), Neo Gate for Mars (2011), Neo-Sci-Fi (2011, FontStruct), Neo Sci-Fi v. 2 (2012) and of Gaia Runes (2011, white-on-black pixel face).
Café Cult (or: Fcraft)
Fabricio Alves is Café Cult, but he also is Fcraft. In 2010, this Brazilian designer and culture hound created the free rounded faces Fcraft Borgo and Fcraft Borgo Dark, the latter being counterless. He also made Fcraft Smallpix (2009), Basica (2010, squarish) and Fcraft Sidarta (2010). Great web page, by the way.
Sao Paulo-based Brazilian codesigner with Tony de Marco of Samba (2003, Linotype), which won an award at the Linotype International Type Design Contest 2003. It is based on the lettering art of J. Carlos, a Brazilian illustrator during the early 20th century. [Google] [More] ⦿
Caio Vita created the art deco typeface Stripe (2013) while studying at UEMG in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. He also created an unnamed modular typeface in 2013 that was inspired by origami and oriental symbolism.
Graphic designer in Sao Paulo. Her typefaces include Trapobana (2013). This beautiful semi-serif is based on Camila's own handwriting. It has Latin charm and comes with a new symbol for expressing irony. [Google] [More] ⦿
Goiana, Brazil-based graphic designer. He used simple programming for the creation of the multiline prismatic typeface Font Code (2013).
A Brazilian foundry with an original web page. Run by Paulo Roberto Purim from Curitiba, Parana. His faces are Antarctica (1998), Minimum Wage (dingbats), Commedia, Hill House, Gaffe, Gaffe Bold, Gaffe Family, Gaffe Slender, Nostromo, SK Black (1998), SK Bold, SK Family, SK Regular, and Woodwinds. Short bio. Most fonts around 25 USD. Some demos available. Fonts available at Phil's Fonts. Blumenbach Beta, MinimumWageincomplete (1998).
Cartazes e Latras is a Brazilian outfit that published these free fonts in 2012: Frango (by Gustavo Higashi), Supermarket Sans (by Guilherme Tavares), Dona Benta (by Felipe Sarmento), Bisucco (by Felipe Yatabe), Lariel (by Felipe da Costa), Maionese (by Isabella Pisaneski). [Google] [More] ⦿
Typographer from Sao Paulo who won second prize at the Tipografia Brasilis in display typography 2001 with his font Buril. Also second prize in the dingbat category with "Street". He also made Brutus, Typofiction and the shareware font Speedfreek (Fontalicious, 1999). Some of his fonts can be seen here (click on Typo). [Google] [More] ⦿
A Brazilian university with several campuses. One can get a baccalaureate degree in design and visual communication at the campus near Sao Paulo. There are some type design courses, taught by Priscila Farias and Nikolas Lorencini. [Google] [More] ⦿
Frederico Antunes (Chiba Chiba) is a designer From Porto Alegre, Brazil.
At T-26, he published the runic display face Pixo (2007). In 2009, he created the boxy rave and drugs-inspired Fiasco (YouWorkForThem) and the experimental Cabulosa (YouWorkForThem). Other fonts include VoidJam and Cachorra (based on urban Brazilian calligraphy).
Chico Baldini is a Brazilian designer. At ByType, a foundry in Sapiranga, Brazil, he published the Easter-themed dingbat face The World is a Bunny (2007). That font, codesigned with Fabio Luiz Haag, is also at T-26. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Chico Neto (Fortaleza, Brazil) created the vernacular typeface Toca in 2012. He writes: The Toca Font was born in the small village of Várzea Queimada, Piauí, during the project A Gente Transforma. Sans serif glyphs were printed and carved by craftsman tire rubber José Reis, exposing the face and soul of the community. Stamped, photographed and vectored, the font sprang to life in all project materials and SPFW's installations.
Brazilian designer of the pixel face Dream It (2007). Blog.
Claudia Rocha Franco
Corisco Design Grafico
Brazilian design company located in Recife, which lists type and design events in Brazil. Fatima Finizola is the Recife-based Brazilian designer (b. 1975, Recife) of the dingbat faces Zabumba City and Zabumba Folk (2007, T-26, but created in 2006) at Corisco Design Grafico (Recife, Brazil), a company she codirects with Damiao Santana since she founded it in 2000. Zabumba was selected for Bienal Letras Latinas 2006) and was one of the winners of Tipografia Brasilis3.
She also made 1RialCT (2006, handprinted), Pontes, Silicone, 1rial CT, Capoeira Light and Capoeira Black (by Damiao Santana), but I do not know how to download them.
Free font downloads: Pontes, Capoeira (light and black), Silicone, 1rial.
Jefferson Cortinove (Cort9.com) is the Marilia-based Brazilian designer of several free and commercial faces. The free faces include VSR (2009), Ness, New9, Xpto (2009, techno), Cort9Hand (handprinted). Commercial faces: the scratchy font Ink9 (2009), Leftheria (2009, condensed), Prostimo Sans (2011), Lilith, Maresia (2010, monoline sans), Sailing (2011, a flowing type), Decliv9 (techno face). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Established in 2000, this is a collaboration between Recife-based type designer Damião Santana and Fátima Finizola, who both graduated from the Universidade Federal de Pernambuco. They have both free and pay fonts. Handprinting and grunge dominate: 1Rial, Silocone, Olinda, Higienica, Sertoes. There are also dingbats: Zabumba City, Capoeira, Lego System, Zabumba Folk, Vincent (2001, ears!). [Google] [More] ⦿
Florent Courtaigne graduated in graphic design - ENSAD / Art Décoratifs de Paris. He founded created Cubo Fonts in 2008, and works as a graphic designer and drawing teacher in the LISAA Design School in Paris. Florent Courtaigne is the creator of the free circle arc and straight-line fonts Cyclo and Cyclo Bold (2006).
In 2008, Florent started selling fonts at Myfonts: Cyclo (which used to be free), Cortex (2010, monoline sans), Maline (2008, an upright script), Phylactere (2008, a technical, almost architectural, script), Mercurio, Delicate (2009, connected script face renamed Delikaat some time later).
In 2009, Florent added Chaman (Tibetan influences) and Pixo (named after the graffiti style in Sao Paulo, pixação). The 3d interlocking character font family Volume was designed in 2011.
In 2012, Florent Courtaigne and Grégoire Pierre codesigned the Leonardian typeface family. Courtaigne created Liliming (2012), a slab serif family that was orginally designed for Liliming, a famous Shanghainese feminine fashion brand.
Brazilian designer (b. 1980, Curitiba) of the gorgeous 19th century-style decorative caps faces Marisco (Deluxe and Filled) (2007, Estudio Crop). He also made Tritura (2009, EstudioCrop: a grunge textura face), and Riff (2009, estudioCrop), a slab serif face. Dado Queiroz graduated in Graphic Design in 2003. Behance link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Foundry in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Daniel Fontenele Saracho studied at the School of Advertising and Design in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Creator of Sampa New Symphony (2011, letters based on music notes). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Daniel Justi graduated in Graphic Design and specialized in Art Direction by Centro Universitário Belas Artes de São Paulo. He currently works as a book cover designer and graphic projects for books and magazines. He designs type as well: Arnica (2010, minimalist geometric), Silent Light (2009, monoline sans), Ataxia (2010, a text family that should hold up well in small sizes), Mood Type (a modular type experiment), Jsans (2009, an open sans family), and Jslab (2009, a slab counterpart). Behance link. MyFonts link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Daniel Maciel Costa da Silva is the Belo Horizonte, Brazil-based designer of Magrilinha (2009, handprinted, all caps), Atomico (2009, bold handprinted face) and of the hand-drawn 3d headline face Esquisito (2009). Fontsy link. Fontspace link. Dafont link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Daniel Poeira was Daniel Leal Werneck. Researcher at midia@rte - Multimedia Lab at the School of Fine Arts / UFMG (Brazil). Visual artist who lives in Belo Horizonte, b. 1979. Designer of the handwriting faces Dwerneck (2005) and Alex Toth (2010), of Papercuts (2007), of Sonic Comics (2009, comic book face), of Monteiro Lobato (2007, grunge), of Metropolitan Regular (2010, grunge), of Glagolitsa (2008, runic), of Brecht (2008, squarish), and of Psicopatologia de la Vida Cotidiana (2005). Alternate URL. Alternate URL. Alternate URL. FADU-UBA link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer in Sao Paulo, Brazil. During her studies at SENAC, she created the warm serif typeface Humbond Regular (2012) and the Victorian display face Deffugia (2012). in addition, she created Adventure Game Icons (2011) and Alien Pictogram Set (2011). [Google] [More] ⦿
Brazilian designer. Based on a concept by Danilo Siqueira and Fred Sekkel, the grungy Times To Go was designed in 2009 by Danilo Siqueira and Gustavo Lassala at BrType. Free download at Unique Types. [Google] [More] ⦿
Sao Paulo-based Brazilian Portuguese creator from Portigal, of Dora (2012, calligraphic caps). He also made a series of unnamed display faces in paperfold, ocragonal and gridded styles.
In 2013, he made Joy, a bespok typeface for Brazilian furniture maker Artesian.
Design student at Universidade do Estado de Minas Gerais in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. She created an unnamed modular octagonal typeface in 2011, as well as a rounded scriptish face called Skeight (2011). [Google] [More] ⦿
Belo Horizonte, Brazil-based photographer, b. 1976, who graduated in graphic design from UEMG (Universidade do Estado de Minas Gerais). Creator of the free font family Litos Script (2011). Fontspace link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Brazilian graphic designer who studied type design in Buenos Aires. At Tipos Latinos 2012, Alfonso García and Deiverson Ribeiro won an award for their text face Bueh Medium, a large x-height typeface designed for newspaper web sites and long texts.
Deiverson lives in Sao Paulo. Before his degree at UBA in 2012, he studied at the Federal University of Pernambuco in 2007. He grew up in Recife.
Delfina Duarte was Cristiane Delfinah. This Brazilian created the curly girlish script Delfinah (2009) and the LED face Radiare (2011). This is an OpenType font with several choices per glyph. Home page. [Google] [More] ⦿
Delírios de um cinemaníaco
Delírios de um cinemaníaco is the title of a 1957 movie that tells the story of painter and cineast José de Oliveira from Sao Carlos, b. 1930. Samuel Leal (Arvore Amarela Design, Rio de Janeiro) digitized the font used in that film and called it Jose de Oliveira (2013).
Jonas Mello Kühner (of Design Creatipos) is the Brazilian designer of free grunge-style fonts such as Arialda, Entulho, Epletica, Fatal, Grafiteurbana, MutantE, Nanka, Pegajosa, AgressivaMedium. [Google] [More] ⦿
Meeting on December 22, 2008, in Sao Paulo's Miami Ad School ESPM, organized by Henrique Nardi and Luciano Cardinali. Speakers: Gustavo Garcia, Fernando Mello, Gustavo Soares and Claudio Rocha. Picture report. [Google] [More] ⦿
Dick Pape: Eduardo Recife's cartoons
Graphic designer in Campinas, Brazil. Creator of Inny Sans (2013).
A disciple of Tony de Marco, this Brazilian designer has worked on digital magazines in Brazil such as Elle (fashion), Audi Magazine (lifestyle) and Trip (lifestyle). Codesigner with Tony de Marco of the rounded avant garde face Garoa (2011, Just in Type). In 2013, he created the informal children's book typeface Sapeca.
Dingbats Brasil is an exhibition that features the first decade (1996-2006) of Brazil's production of digital pictorial alphabets - the dingbats - through thirty-five projects by 22 prominent contemporary designers. Curated by Brazilian graphic designer Bruno Porto in 2006 while acting as Coordinator of Illustration Studies for the Visual Arts Institute of Rio de Janeiro's UniverCidade, the exhibition has traveled South American countries in universities and academic events. This blog is not only intended to record the exhibition but also to keep track of the upcoming Brazilian symbol fonts (in +dingbatsbrasil) and related matters (in the dingblog). [Google] [More] ⦿
Conference in Sao Paulo, held from 15-19 March 2005. Speakers include Claudio Rocha, Tony de Marco, Priscila Farias, Fabio Lopez, Rodolfo Capeto, Henrique Nardi, Claudio Ferlauto, Hugo Cristo, Marcos Mello, Vincenzo Scarpellini, Massimo Gentile, Chico Homem de Melo, Bruno Porto, Billy Bacon, Akira Kobayashi, Pancho Galvez, Luis Siquot, Bruno Steinert, GHabriel Martinez Meave, Baixo Ribeiro, Wagner, Jorge de Buen and Herbert Baglione. [Google] [More] ⦿
Brazilian resident who specializes in original grunge designs.
Typefaces made in 2013: VTKS Love Is Everything (curly font), VTKS Dura 3D (showboat Western), VTKS Rafia, VTKS Have A Nice Day, VTKS Classical Hit, VTKS Lumina, VTKS Dirty 2, VTKS Good Day (Treefrog-style hand), VTKS Boutique, VTKS Storm 2 (grunge).
Typefaces made in 2012: VTKS Street Vision (graffiti font), VTKS Show, VTKS Lounge Set, VTKS Total Flux Disturbed, VTKS Total Flex Clean, VTKS Love Love, VTKS Love Love, VTKS Ballerina, VTKS Contrast, VTKS Friendly, VTKS Orbital, VTKS Exame (dirty stencil face), VTKS Future (stencil face), VTKS Fresh, VTKS Laundry, VTKS Curumin, VTKS Citrino (a spurred inline face), Vtks Squizita (grunge), Vtks Blank, VTKS Broadband, VTKS Logic (grungy texture typeface), VTKS Expert (grunge), VTKS Worker, VTKS Chalk 79 (chalk font), VTKS Vinte e Cinco, Good Vibration, VTKS Bagacao, VTKS Message, VTKS Keystorm (texture face), VTKS Scratch, VTKS Minus, VTKS Fail, VTKS Busseta (dymo label font), VTKS Assign, VTKS Carrier (grunge), VTKS Lovers Italic, VTKS Good Vibration 2, VTKS Encounter (grunge), VTKS Natural, VTKS Seven.
Typefaces made in 2011: VTKS Message (grunge), VTKS Lovers (frilly), VTKS Carrier (grunge), VTKS Contact (texture typewriter face).
Designs from 2010 include VTKSSIGNOFTIMES, VTKSSIGNOFTIMESbold, VTKS Unidade, VTKS Scream, VTKS Personal, VTKS Noise (texture face), VTKS Mint, VTKS Legal (Treefrog-style hand), VTKS Fresh Mint, VTKS Ink, VTKS Study (a sketch face), VTKS Morning Rain (+3D, +Bold), VTKSEMBROIDERY, VTKSLowRider, VTKSLowRiderBox, VTKSREVERSO, VTKSREVERSOOPTIONB, VTKSURBANTIME, VTKSURBANTIME3d, VTKSURBANTIMEbold, VtksBeautifulDreams, VtksVictory, vtksRudeMetalshadow, vtksarmy, vtksarmy3d, vtksshow, vtkssolution, vtkssolution3d, vtkssolutionbold, vtkssuper, vtkswhitepage3d, VTKSCOMIC, VTKSHIGHLIGHT (2010, a sketched face), VTKSHIGHLIGHT2, VTKSHIGHLIGHT3, VTKSXtra, vtkscrazytime, vtksmorningrain, vtksmorningrain3D, vtksmorningrainBOLD, VTKS Trunkset, VTKS Control, VTKSCURVE, VTKSDOWNTOWN (chalk or brush face), VTKSLOVEANDPEACE, VTKSSOLUOCRIATIVA, VTKSSOLUOCRIATIVADOIS.
In 2009 he designed vtks Water cristals, vtksControl, vtkskeystorm, vtkstrunkset, VTKS Distress (grunge), VTKS Deja Vu, VTKS Giz, VTKS Sunny Day, VTKS Mercearia, VTKSRASURADA (grunge), VTKSSABONETE (grunge), Vtksespinhuda (grungy), and vtkssbadodechuva (grungy).
In 2008, he created VTKSSKULLS, VTKS Focus (curly letters), vtksRascunhoErrado (handprinted), vtksanimal2 (brush/paint), VTKSFLOWERSINOURSOUL, VtksRelaxingBlaze (double script), Quadrada e Gordinha, VTKS Velhos Tempos (great scratchy script face), Squizita, Mural, VTKS Revolt, VTKS General Use, VTKS Good Luck For You, VTKS-BEAUTY, VTKS-CHIP-SET, VTKS-CHOICE, VTKS-CORE, VTKS-No-Name, VTKS-SKULLZ-ME, VTKS-SummerLAnd, Vtks-Blank, Vtks-FININHA, Vtks-Hardness, Vtks-Noba, vtks-alcalina, vtks-caveirada, vtks-squares, vtks-syndicate, VtksCapsLoco (all caps), VtksEntulho (grunge), VtksSonho (elegant scratchy script), vtksalcalina, vtkscaveirada (grunge), vtkstrutagem (grunge), VTKS Encantar (grunge).
In 2007, he designed VtksDesgaste, VtksWineLabel, VtksWineLabelTwo, VTKSBlackLabelNormal, VTKSBlackLabelNormalFilete, VtksBlack, VtksBlackLabel, VTKS Untitled (grunge), VTKS-News-Label, VTKS-ROCK-GARAGE-BAND, VTKS-SCRUBBED, vtks-REPORT-erRoR, VTKS Clean, VTKS Easy Way (informal outline lettering), VTKS Hardness (grunge), VTKS Mural (scratchy script), VTKS Alpes, VTKS No Name (ornamental caps), VTKS Beauty (ornamental caps), VTKS Refused (grunge), VTKS Gore, VTKS Estilosa, VTKS Bandana, VITKS Furious, VITK Colagem, VTKS36, VTKSDearLove (curly lettering), vtks38 (double-lined hand), vtksLemonDrop (comic book face).
Fonts made in 2005 include D_OLD_MODERN, D_OLD_MODERN2, Scretch (scratchy face), Busseta, D Old Miner, Assign (handwriting), Fail (grunge) and Minus (scratchy face).
Pay fonts include Beautiful Dreams, Black, Black Label, Bronze Age, Desgaste, Design Pencil, Embroidery, Funny Lines, Good Vibrations, Keep Your Mind Clean, Low Rider, Mixed Job, Natural Style, Number Zero, power Age, Sexy Lines, Shadow, Urban art, Victory, VTKS V2, Warrior, Wine Label, Xtra.
Brazilian student who graduated from Escola de Belas Artes at the University of Bahia (UFBA). His 2009 graduation project involved an experimental 4 to 6-person card game featuring 40 Brazilian typefaces. [Google] [More] ⦿
Uruguayan type designer (born in 1952 in Montevideo), one of the pioneers of Brazilian type, dabbling mainly in corporate type in Brazil, such as for Vasp (1985), Cia. Hering, Bardahl and Continental 2001. [Google] [More] ⦿
Brazilian type designer, who made fonts such as Nossa Senhora do Bom Sucesso. He studied at and is currently professor at the Universidade de Minas Gerais in the School of Graphic Design. Based in Sao Paulo. [Google] [More] ⦿
Brazilian graphic designer. Creator of Muerte (2011, FontStruct). Behance link. A vernacular bar sign inspired him to create the script face Barbosa (2011). An old poster for aguardente de cana gave enough material for a Tuscan typeface called Sao Paulo (2011). [Google] [More] ⦿
Eduilson Wessler Coán
Brazilian illustrator in Sao Carlos, b. 1974.
Elementar (2012) is a student project at the Escola de Belas Artes da Universidade Federal da Bahia, carried out by these students: Henrique Sales (Salvador), Howfens Cavalcante (Salvador), Marcelo Vanzillota, Roberto Souza (Salvador), Victor Fonseca. It is concerned with the compass and ruler design of a bauhaus style geometric sans typeface. [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer, type designer and professor in Salvador, Brazil. He made Benedicta (2006), a blackletter-inspired sans. See also here. He also made the geometric blackletter face Tex (2006). [Google] [More] ⦿
Elvis H. Martuchelli
Eric Fontoura (Rio de Janeiro) created the geometric typeface Migli (2012).
Brazilian printmaker, graphic artist and illustrator, b. 1975. Her fonts at PintassilgoPrints include Runcible (2013, +Cleft, its glaz krak version), Mamute (2013: a layered letterpress style type system), Sabotage (2013: squarish poster font inspired by the iconic Vertigo movie poster by Saul Bass), Sheldon (2013, based on posters by the Polish graphic artist Marian Stachurski; +Extras), Dranskof (2013, inspired by a page from a publication for children by Serbian writer, poet and journalist Dusko Radovic), Gentil (2012, an all caps poster font), Sundowners (retro poster face), Kokoschka (2012, based on the the lettering on the poster of an expressionist play by Austrian painter, printmaker and writer Oskar Kokoschka in 1909), Monstrinhos (2012, dingbats), YWFT Duncan (2012), Card-o-mat (2012, bird dingbats), Soundtrack (2012), Monstro (2012, fat poster face), Attic (2012).
Typefaces from 2011: Melkslijter (2011, a stylish art deco face based on a brochure by Dutch graphic artist Dirk Hart), Polyspring (2011, a Victorian typeface hand-drawn based on Italia Condensed, Keystone, 1906), Berimbau (2011), Populaire (2011, a handdrawn poster caps face that was inspired by the electrifying posters from May 1968 by Atelier Populaire, and loaded with alternates to give a random effect), Manicuore (2011, a hand-drawn typeface inspired by Italian movie posters by the prolific movie poster artist Symeoni, aka Sandro Simeoni), Smashing (2011, a fat handprinted poster face), Smashing (2011, a fat handprinted poster face), Chancellor (2011), the eccentric poster face Polygraph (2011, based on lettering of the Polish poster artist Leszek Zebrowski. Images: i, ii, iii, iv, v, vi, vii, viii, ix, x), the vintage serif face Organically (2011), Transitore (2011: Transitore is a lively hand-drawn font with loads of alternates and ligatures which, managed by advanced OpenType features, help create a convincing handcrafted look), the poster display face Sforzando (2011; +Alto), the signage face Jongleur (2011).
Typefaces from 2010: the Cuban poster face Transmogrifier (2010, based on lettering by Cuban poster artist Eduardo Muñoz Bachs), the ultra-fat art deco face Loudine (), Crocante (2010, comic book face), Love Birds Pattern (2010), Swung Note (2010), Amarelinha (2010, handprinted), Cuadrifonte (2010, a fat handprinted family including styles called Pics, Sketch (regular), Fill and Line), Xylo Sans (2010, wooden texture face), Ritornelos (2010, a curly all caps handprinted face), Roadway (2010, based on wood Clarendons), Bandoliers (2010, an informal handprinted sketched face, with 3D versions such as Beefy, High and Rocky), Changing (2010), Vitrines (2010, handprinted), Prokaryotic (2010, a "bacterial attack" face), Football World (2010, soccer silhouettes), Singela (2010), Butterfly Effect (2010), Tonal (2010, ultra-fat with mini-counters), Dynatomic (2010, inspired by the hand-drawn lettering of a 1964 polish movie poster designed by Andrzej Krajewski), Lovebirds (2010, bird silhouettes), Somewhat (2010, hand-drawn), Oyster (2010, hand-drawn dingbats), Grante (2009, a lively poster face), Mondiale (2009), Nanquim (2009, sketched letters), Merceria Antique (2009) and Arca (2009, + Dashed). All have an informal and attractive look, and were codesigned with Ricardo Marcin.
The prints of Horst Janssen had a characteristic uneven handprinted lettering that led Erica Jung and Ricardo Marcin to design the multi-featured opentype typeface Horst (2010). Nova Horst followed in 2012.
Brazilian graphic designer and illustrator from Rio de Janeiro, b. 1983. Formed in Graphic Design at SENAI/RJ Technical School and student of Industrial Design at UNESA College. Currently working at Dinamo Design.
His fonts include Philosopher (2008, an organic sans done with Jovanny Lemonad), Chantilly Lace (2011, a thin vertically striped beauty), Old-Gothic (2008, blackletter, done with FontStruct), The-Adrian-Frutiger-Experience (2008, FontStruct), Blow (2008, FontStruct), Todays Meal (2011, chalky face), Yellow Magician (2008, organic headline face, made with FontStruct) and Zillah (2008, using FontStruct). HandTest (2009) was made with Fontcapture.
Type designer from Curitiba (Brazil) who won third prize at the Tipografia Brasilis in display typography 2001 with his calligraphic font Pero Vez. He runs Straub Design. In 2005, he co-custom-designed EstadoSerif with Eduilson Wessler Coan and Fabio Augusto for the Jornal O Estado do Paraná. [Google] [More] ⦿
Erik Bruun (b. 1926, Viipuri) is a Finnish graphic designer. In 1953 he founded his own design studio, where he produced the most of his work. Bruun's work includes posters, postcards, stamps. He also designed the reverse sides of the last ever series of the Finnish Markka banknotes in 1986. [Google] [More] ⦿
Estranho Tipo (was: Adreson 74)
Adreson V.V. de Sa (b. Ilha Solteira, SP, Brazil, 1974, aka Adreson74, or: Capa da Cyberjapa) is the Brazilian designer of the free experimental fonts Quadradinho (2004), Aline II (2007, sans), Garrancho (2001, handwriting), Juliana (2002), Julifesta (2002), Bebete (2007, old typewriter), Rita (2007, fuzzy dots; caps only), and Drek (2002). Alternate URL. Dafont link. Blog. He lives in Porto Alegre. In 2007, he went commercial and started Estranho Tipo (also at MyFonts). His first type family there is the condensed tall sans family Aline II (2007). This was followed by Bebete (2007, old typewriter face). Blog (in Portuguese). Future MyFonts font: Possessa (2008). Alternate URL. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Brazilian graphic design studio which recently branched out into type design. Located in Batel, Curitiba, it is founded and run by Anderson Maschio (b. 1980, Curitiba). Maschio designed Anark Stencil (2007). MyFonts link. Fonts at MyFonts, all by Dado Queiroz: Tritura (2009, grunge textura typeface by Dado Queiroz), Marisco (2007), Riff (2009, slab serif). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Brazilian graphic design studio located in Curitiba. MyFonts sells its faces. These include Postuma (2005, a calligraphic face by Beto Janz), Marisco (2007, Dado Queiroz) and Tritura (2009, a textura face by Dado Queiroz). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
While studying graphic design in Salvador, Brazil, Everton de Souza designed the modular typeface Modele Pro (2013) and the sans typeface Lothus (2013). LDC Pro Type (2013) is hand-printed. [Google] [More] ⦿
Brazilian graphic designer from Sao Paulo. He made the 9x6 pixel fonts Pico Sans and Pico Serif (2003). In 2005, he co-custom-designed EstadoSerif with Eduilson Wessler Coan and Ericson Straub for the Jornal O Estado do Paraná. Other typefaces: Titane (2006, a clean sans family), Temp (2005, a semi-organic display face), Favela (2005, an angry street signage type). Pixel faces by him include Ampla Screen (2005), Chemo Screen (2006), Extended Screen (2006), Matrize Screen (2006), Nikola Screen (2006, Soviet look), Station Screen (2006), Xquadra Screen (2006), Xquadra Tiny Screen (2006). Old URL. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Brazilian designer of the comic book faces Comiquita Sans (2008), Three Hours (2008), and of the pixelish faces Yapix (2010) and Bugged Bit (2008). She also made the TV dingbat face Bonohadavision (2008), Magnus Jockey (2011, display serif), the thin sans Rara Dolor (2011), and the dingbat face The Beetles (2009). She runs Megalopolis, a Portuguese language blog. At her other blog, she showed Hard Kiss (2010, FontStruct) Suicida Sans (2010, organic), Reticula (2010, dot matrix face), Blockhead (2010, pixel face done at FontStruct), and Hello Joana (2010).
Fabio Franco (aka Nagash) is the Sao Paul-based Brazilian designer (b. 1982) of Gametaz (2009, experimental, with glyphs looking like connected graphs). Behance link. Devian Tart link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Fabio Luiz Haag
Sao Paulo-based creator of an unnamed paper fold typeface in 2013.
Fabrika de typos
Fabrika de typos is a Brazilian fondry run by Marcio Hirosse (b. 1969) in Sao Paulo. He made Destroyer (2007, splatter grunge), Helena (2007), Boogaloo (2006), Casual (2006), Expedito (2006), Impresso (2006), Club (2006), Qualque Coisa (2006), Pig (2006), Boogaloo, Casual, Error (2006), Sherley XXX (2006), Thailandesa (2006, Thai simulation face), Expedito, Impresso, Club (2006, stencil), Ferrugem (2006, grunge), Qualque Coisa (2006), Saco de Pao (2006, grunge), Clean (2006, experimental), Poesie Noire (2006, a great multiline calligraphic face), Fuck You Las Vegas (2005), Serial Killer (2004, bloodied Arial), Tragedia (2004), Font Macabra (2004), Font Abuso (grunge), Font Cartaz (2004, stencil face), and Font Mexicana. He created Ballom (psychedelic), Anarchy, Macabra, Cartaz, Crash, Tragedia, Abuso, Estragou de novo (1999), Sucata Special, Brother Bear, Floppy Disk, Punk Dingbats (2004-2005, destructionist typefaces), Swiss AntiNormal (2005), Jooy (2007, grunge), Deusdeti (2007, double script), Deux ex Machina (2007, blackletter-inspired), Comunista (2007, constructivist), BONDAGE-DEMO-VERSION (2007), CASULO-DEMO (2007), D-E-S-T-R-O-Y-E-R-D-E-M-O-V-E-R-S-I-O-N (2007), GARTEN-VON-DORNEN-BLACK---DEMO-VERSION (2007), GARTEN-VON-DORNEN-DEMO-VERSION (2007), Load (2007, grunge), LYSSA-DEMO-VERSION (2007), MUMIA-DEMO-VERSION (2007), OFF-SET---DEMO-VERSION (2007, grunge), Pig (2007), PLEASURES-DEMO-VERSION (2007), Querencia-Army-DEMO-VERSION (2007), TETARIA (2007), FDT Sodomy (2008, blackletter), FDT Carreto (2008), all freely downloadable.
Commercial faces: Circus de Terror, Rapariga (curly), Indiana, Hard Core, Iemanjai, Disorder, Joy, Deusdeti, Deux ex Machina, Comunista, Destroyer, Off Set, Pleasures Poesie Noire, Helena, Base, Clean, Casulo, Serial killer.
Rafael Dietzsch ran Familia Design in Brazil, ca. 2007. Graduate of the MATD program at the University of Reading in 2012. His graduation typeface is Brasilica (2012), which is a Latin / Greek typeface family with sufficient diacritical support of most Brazilian indigenous languages. It is a serifed face but has matching sans styles. My own first reaction to this face was sturdy. [Google] [More] ⦿
Fantastic Frilly Bits Typography Inspiration
Examples of a 2006-2008 style of typography with frills and swashes, spearheaded by the designs of Si Scott. Others in this "movement" include Hydro74, Marian Bantjes, Ginger Monkey, SHCH, Lee25, Maria karkova, Doug Alves, Daniel Gordon, Craig Ward, Nick Keppol, ElBarbon, Joao Oliveira, Lily Piyathaisere, Dhanank Pambayun, 5ive, Bechira Sorin, Fabio Sasso. The list and the examples were compiled by Daniela Zatti, a graphic and product designer from Porto Alegre, Brazil. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer from Brazil, b. 1989. Designer of FDHelwoodica (2008), a grungified Helvetica (2008), and similarly grungy FD Stenciluxe (2008), FDBateek (2009), FD Stripped for BUP (2009, arched Times New Roman face), FD J Borges (2009, extremely funny dingbats based on the work by Brazilian artist J. Borges), FDIlhoscript (2009, handwriting) and FD Carimboh (2009). Alternate URL. [Google] [More] ⦿
Brazilian illustrator and designer, who graduated in Multimedia Design from the Panamericana School of Art and Design, and is currently studying graphic design with emphasis on typography at the University Anhembi Morumbi. Designer of Worm (2010, a handprinted display face). Home page. [Google] [More] ⦿
With a Bachelor's degree in design from PUC in Rio, Felipe is involved in brand design for various companies. His Archimedes Memória typeface (2002) was created for the DBA's brand identity design. It is on the popular Bank Gothic typeface. [Google] [More] ⦿
Rio-based Brazilian designer (b. 1977) of the ultra-geometric experimental typefaces Memoria (2000), done for Power Systems Research, and Archimedes (2002), done for DBA Engenharia de Sistemas. [Google] [More] ⦿
Felipe Roque Dolce
Codesigner with Alexandre Venancio of the Thai simulation face Thaitype (2009, Oporto Design). With Alexandre Venancio and Cristiano Vinciprova, he made the hairline art deco face Capa (2009, Oporto Design). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Or Ferdi Henriques. Graphic and type design professor at UNESP Baura, Brazil, who has a doctorate from Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo, Brazil. The work done by her students is nicely presented on her web site, and has quite a few interesting type designs. Here is a listing of the typefaces designed in 2011 in various courses:
Graphic designer and illustrator Fernando de Mello Vargas (or: Fermello, or just, Fernando Mello) is located in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He is the designer (with Vicente Gil Filho) of the text face Mello Sans (2006). He graduated in 2007 from the University of Reading. His typeface at Reading is the joint Latin/Tamil family Frida. Frida Text won an award at Tipos Latinos 2008 for extensive text family. It also won an award at Tokyo TDC 2008. Fernando Mello joined Fontsmith in the summer of 2008: His background in multiple visual areas-namely architecture, typography, graphic design and illustration - influences his search for creating innovative and original, yet functional and well-constructed typefaces.
Brazilian type designer who studied at the Basel School of Design with Wolfgang Weingart and André Gürtler, and created the beautiful Bananas font (2001, letters shaped with bananas), Brasilia (1995, a sans face), the highwage signage face Graal (1998), Transbrasil (1999/2000) and Alphanumer (2000, some letters are replaced by mirrored or rotated numbers). She is working on the sans family FM Ruben (2001), which was started in the sixties by her father, Ruben Martins, who died in 1968. She does corporate type in general. Brief CV. [Google] [More] ⦿
Fernando de Mello Vargas
Brazilian type designer. Award winner at Tipos Latinos 2010 for his type family Arauto and for his text face Petra.
In 2012, the Dalton Maag Brazil team designed the font for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games The 5448-character connected script font Rio2016 was developed by Dalton Maag Brazil, and involved a team that includes Fabio Haag, Fernando Caro and Gustavo Soares. Beth Lula is the Branding Director of the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games Organising Committee. Passages of the press release: Each letter expresses a characteristic of Rio 2016 Games, its people and city. The letters are written with a single continuous linework, with a fast and fluid movement, suggesting the movements of the athletes in action. The variety of curves in the letters has a unique informality, inspired by the joyfulness of the Brazilian people. Fabio Haag, Creative Director at Dalton Maag: As a Brazilian typophile, designing the Rio 2016 font was a dream job. This is a milestone for the design scene in Brazil---it's a great example of how type designers can collaborate with graphic designers, sharing their expertise to strengthen an identity. [Google] [More] ⦿
Fernando Henrique de Sousa
Brazilian designer (b. 1992) at FontStruct in 2009 of Its Gonna Be OK (2009, pixelish), Jumbo (2009), Nueva (2009, pixel script), Fotos (blocky tiled pixel face), ABC..pixel, DOÇRA, cannoa, Candy (pixel), rosa, Evolucion, Prettygirl, Bellafonte, and Circles. Alternate URL. [Google] [More] ⦿
Batel, Curitiba, Brazil-based foundry of Anderson Maschio (b. 1980, Curitiba).
Creator of the ultra-fat decorative face Chumbitos (2007, a winner in the experimental type category at Tipos Latinos 2008), available from MyFonts (this was followed by Chumbit02). He also made the experimental type family consisting of Anark Diet Stencil, Anark Fat Stencil, and Anark Natural Stencil (2007). Creator of Magricela (2009, octagonal). He is working on Austera (2007, a basic sans) and Phyta (2007, an experimental face with stretched out connected letters).
Flavia's school project in Campina, Brazil, involved the development of a vernacular typeface. Her Jabaquara typeface (2013) is based on a sign found on the Jabaquara beach, in Ilhabela-SP. [Google] [More] ⦿
Foco Design (or: ByType)
ByType is the type subdivision of Foco Design, the Brazilian design company of graphic and type designer Fabio Luiz Haag (b. 1981, Taquara, Rio Grande do Sul), located in Sapiranga, Rio Grande do Sul. Fabio Haag designed FH After (2006, futuristic display face to which After Text and After Headline were added in 2007), FH Foco (2003) (a large x-height sans), this futuristic typeface (2003), and Minas Headline, a custom family made for the government of Minas Gerais. He was working on this display font (2005).
In 2007, he created the organic sans face IronThree.
Cordale (2008) is a workhorse serif typeface jointly done with Lukas Paltram at Dalton Maag. Cordale Corp, the corporate edition, includes Latin Extended A, Greek and Cyrillic characters sets.
In 2009, Foco Italics was published.
At ATypI 2009 in Mexico City, he spoke about Dalton Maag and about the elements necessary to make it in the type business today.
In 2012, the Dalton Maag Brazil team designed the font for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games The 5448-character connected script font Rio2016 was developed by Dalton Maag Brazil, and involved a team that includes Fabio Haag, Fernando Caro and Gustavo Soares. Beth Lula is the Branding Director of the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games Organising Committee. Passages of the press release: Each letter expresses a characteristic of Rio 2016 Games, its people and city. The letters are written with a single continuous linework, with a fast and fluid movement, suggesting the movements of the athletes in action. The variety of curves in the letters has a unique informality, inspired by the joyfulness of the Brazilian people. Fabio Haag, Creative Director at Dalton Maag: As a Brazilian typophile, designing the Rio 2016 font was a dream job. This is a milestone for the design scene in Brazil---it's a great example of how type designers can collaborate with graphic designers, sharing their expertise to strengthen an identity.
Marcelo Dante (b. 1965) and Juliano Augusto founded the 45Jujubas studio in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. They offer these free fonts: Abrusquita (2010, calligraphic), Joana (2010, a Clarendon; +JoanaO, an outline version), Oferta (2010, a signage face). On their home page, we find illustrations, custom fonts, font posters and general graphic design. [Google] [More] ⦿
The first step in font design can be Adobe Illustrator. One can take Illustrator's output to FontLab (video tutorial by GoMedia's Katie, basically saying that after "Pathfinder" in Illustrator, the character is copied (control-c) and then pasted into a position in FontLab (control-v)). Fabio Sasso (Porto Alegre, Brazil) gives another web and video tutorial. [Google] [More] ⦿
The Brazilian font scene explained in Portuguese. By graphic designer Paulo Moretto, and originally published in PROJETODESIGN vol. 244 in June 2000. A description of Tipografia Brasilis held in 2000. [Google] [More] ⦿
Sandra Avoletta's page highlighting Brazilian designers. Some downloadable fonts, such as MinimumWageincomplete (dingbats, 1998) and the absolutely wonderful running ink font Blumenbach by Paulo Roberto Purim (Carpenter Type) (beta version--capitals only), Mandin-Bold and the Mandinga family by Dui (of the "Burritos do Brasil" studio), Medalhao (by Sandra-Nat, 2000), and Marola (graphically deformed letters, avilable for free at Dafont) by the Subvertype Studio. [Google] [More] ⦿
Foundry est. in 2007 in Vitória, ES, Brazil, by Jarbas Gomes (b. Vitória, 1981) from a work experience with Outras Fontes foundry, of Ricardo Esteves Gomes. A graphic designer, he graduated from Espérito Santo Federal University in 2005. In 2007, he designed the gorgeous ultra-contrasted black family Boldoni (T26). The monoline circular arc face Cirkel Pro was published in 2010. Boldoni Gray won an award at Tipos Latinos 2008.
François Chastanet (b. 1975, Bordeaux) is an architect and a graphic designer in Toulouse, France. He specializes in signage systems for transportation networks. Graduate of the École d'Architecture et de Paysage de Bordeaux, he pursued research in 2001 at the Atelier National de Recherche Typographique in Nancy, and completed a DEA in architectural&urban history at the École d'Architecture de Paris-Belleville in 2002. He currently teaches graphic design and typography at the École Supérieure des Beaux-arts de Toulouse. At ATypI 2006 in Lisbon, he spoke on Pixaçao letterforms, the shantytown graffiti letterforms found in the 1990s in Sao Paulo. In 2009, he and Alejandro Lo Celso cooperated with two students, Laure Afchain and Géraud Soulhiol, on an identity type for the city of Toulouse called Garonne. At ATypI 2009 in Mexico City, he and Catherine Dixon spoke on Cholo writing: The term cholo derives from an Aztec word xolotl meaning dog that was later turned on its head and used as a symbol of pride by the Mexican-American community in the context of the ethnic power movements of the 1960s from wich emerged the idea of La Raza or Chicano nationalism. Cholo writing originally constitues the vernacular handstyle created by the Latino gangs in Los Angeles as far back as the 1940s: it is probably the oldest form of the graffiti of names in the 20th century, with its own aesthetic, evident long before the explosion in the early 1970s in New York. Cholo writing can be seen as a cousin of the baroque gothic calligraphies typical of Mexico, as a genuine expression of a border culture between Mexico and the United States. This survey explores the genesis of these specific letterforms that paradoxically gave a visual identity to the LA infinite suburbia. For the first time ever a historical series of photographs from the early 1970s in LA is presented together with a contemporary collection, which gives a unique insight in the history of Cholo writing from an aesthetic point of view. See Placas in Los Angeles, the first suburban blackletters?, Baseline, vol. 55, 2008. In 2003-2004, he created Pontam Black: Pontam Black is a typographic project based on some letterforms observed on sewer plates destined for wordwide sidewalks, from Paris to Los Angeles, produced in Pont-a-Mousson, France. This idea was copied by Jack Usine in 2007 in his Trottoir typeface. Interview by Le Typographe.
Brazilian designer (b. 1983) who lived in Belo Horizonte, after graduating in graphic design from Universidade FUMEC. He then moved to Sao Paulo. His typeface Nova Sans (2008: an ultra-geometric circular-themed family; free at Dafont) won an award at Tipos Latinos 2008 in the non-text face category. He sells his work via MyFonts. His contribution to the counterless fat craze is SuperBlack (2010, LoligoVulgaris). Behance link. Dafont link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Friday Fresh Free Fonts (was: Abduzeedo)
Friday Fresh Free Fonts (Abduzeedo) is a Brazilian blog about design. Collection of some of the nicest free fonts found on Devian Tart. He also has Friday Fresh Free Fonts #23. The type pages are brought to you by Paulo Canabarro. Direct links: i, ii, iii, iv, v. [Google] [More] ⦿
Funk The Hype
Gabriel de Souza
Born in 1974, this Brazilian designer created GFAM Comic (2012) and ImeoKoOl (2012).
Brazilian graphic desgner and illustrator who works in Torino, Italy. Fontstructor who made these pixel faces in 2011: the Chip SS series (based on 8/16 bit video-games), Chip SBI, Cosmonaut, Pixel Reto (+Shadow) [a pixel font based on 'pixo reto', one of Brazil's most representative form of graffiti], Cleardom (+Bold) [an adaptation of Clarendon], Bit Script, 4 Square, Mononucleose, PXLTD.
Rio de Janeiro-based creator of the calligraphic script typeface Scribae (2012).
Creator of the experimental Almost Sanskrit (2009), Zodiac Nice (2009, astrological symbols), Xilo in Zodiac (2009), Xilo-Cordel-Literature (2009, dingbats), Cordel Circo Mambembe (2010), Inside Issue (2009), Stretched Signature Flex (2009), Action of the time (2009, grunge), the dingbat face Ugly Cars (2010), the grunge face Capitão Galdino (2008), the grunge face Saltpeter-N-Fungus (2010), Texture Road (2010, more grunge), BSB DF 50 (2010, grunge), Fine Serif (2009), and the nice dingbat face Ochent Silibrina (2008).
Fonts made in 2010: Sport 4 Ever (dingbats for Olympic Games), 60sPop (multiline face), DotSpot (dot matrix), IRON H METAL (tattoo, gothic), IngaStoneSigns (stone age glyphs), Ode2PasteUp (handprinted), WideSquare (pixelish), ActionoftheTimeNewUL, BSBDF50, Haus-Sweet-Haus, INSIGHT-ISSUE-NEW, Movie Filmstrip, SquareChalk, Action Of The Time New (grunge), CordelValentine (dingbats), IngaStoneSigns (petroglyphs), SustainableAmazon, VeryDamaged (grunge), ParkTechCG (letters as in wired circuits), kidSWritten, Iron H MetallLight, LaceNice (knitted look), Ode2PasteUp, TextureRoad (grunge).
Fonts from 2011: Booklet Cordel (sketched), Cordel Encarnado, Nuclear Accident (texture face), Noncircular (techno), Old Press (grunge), Old Typography (grunge).
Fonts made in 2012: New Press (condensed sans family, +Eroded), Sketch Wall, Comic Gibi, Own Written, Comica BD (comic book shadow font), Cartoon Relief (a 3d cartoon typeface), Riscada Doodle (scratchy hand), Sketch Nice, Needlework Good (a stitching font), Biscuit Made, Just Skinny, Crazy Style, After Cheret (hand-drawn 3d shadowed outline face), Spots in the mirror, TNT Xplosion, Escrita Toska (curly script), Cordel Movies (moviemaking dingbats), Fine N Tall, Cordel Groteska, From Street Art (free graffiti font), Sketch College (sketched athletic shirt font), Thin Press (grungy vernacular type), Sketch Serif, Relief BD, Maxxi Serif (very heavily slabbed serif face), Semi Cursive Gut, Sketch Coursive (sketch face), Salt Pet Non Eroded, Advanced Architecture, Very Fine Serif (a monoline Egyptian), Sketch Nothing, Freehand Nothing, Shark Attack (curly), Do Doodle, Maybe Pollock (dust texture face), Xilo Prosa (grunge), Thin Design, Amazon Palafita (hand-drawn 3d outline face), Snow Times, Snow Traces, USSR Army (rough army stencil with a Russian feel), Needlework US (stitch font), Old Scribe (Greek lapidary face), Nickel Bumpy, Soviet Style (stencil face), Top Modern (heavy slab serif), Lettering Set New, Carton East, Not Tuned TV (sketch font), Scar Bleed (scary font), Maxxi Dots (texture face, +Shadows), Dots Land Gotika (grungy blackletter), Stefanie Dots (textured letters), Karamuruh (textured caps), Broken Type (grunge: a glaz krak font), Touppeka (a Kafkaesque, tribal or painter's font), Old Dreams (grungy), Bad King (sketched typeface), False 3D (hand-printed 3d outline typeface), True2D, I Wrote All, Resistance Until The End.
Typefaces from 2013: Triatlhon In (sic: a Greek simulation face), Go 2 Old Western (grungy wood type), Old Serif Gut, Press Style (letterpress style typeface), Dust Serif, Thing Press. [Google] [More] ⦿
Brazilian designer of Jenelson (2006) and the stroked font Styllo (2007) and of the brushy Carybe (2011).
Gilberto Gil, Brazilian musician and minister of culture, spoke at McGill University in February 2008 on new models needed to deal with copyright. Citing from the article: Brazil has shown some of the boldest counter-cultural initiatives when it comes to copyright. A few years ago, the Brazilian government warned American pharmaceutical companies that if they refused to lower their prices on life-saving AIDS drugs for the country's poor, they would simply break the patents and offer their own generic versions. When Microsoft offered to install Windows computers in Brazil's public schools, the country declined in favour of cheap open-source alternatives. A government official then compared Microsoft to a "drug dealer" - the first hit is free, then you get hooked. [Google] [More] ⦿
Brazilian designer of Savatage, an angry and angular typeface ceated for the music group by that name.
Giò Fuga Type
An Italian type foundry by Milan-based type designer Giangiorgio Fuga, ATypI member, teacher of typography at the Istituto Europeo of Milan, Politecnico of Milan, Italy and Unisinos of Porto Alegre, Brasil. His great type blog page takes the pulse of Italian type design. Fuga designed gorgeous text fonts such as these:
Brazilian illustrator and cartoonist in Belo Horizonte. With the help of Paulo W (Intellecta Design), his alphabets became funny digital cartoon-inspired and handprinted digital fonts in 2007: GP I Am A Worm, GP Leonardo, GP Estanho (sketch font), GP Casual Script, GP Insinue, GP Recycling. Dysiu Boo (2007) is a cartoony dingbat font. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Gringo is the personal foundry of illustrator / typographer Henrique Lima (b. 1984, Belo Horizonte), who lives in Sao Paulo. He created the handprinted faces Betta (2010, free), Woolt (2010), Magrela (2011) and West of Here (2010).
Brazilian designer (b. 1978) who works in The Netherlands. In 2009, he founded Hipertipo, a small design studio in Amsterdam. Gustavo Ferreira has a Bachelors degree in Graphic and Product Design from ESDI, in Brazil (2003), and a Masters degree in Ctype design from KABK Den Haag. His typefaces:
Brazilian student at UFPE, b. 1984, who created the typeface Tipofilme at Tipos do aCASO (2005). With Buggy, he made the dingbat faces Manguebat 2 and 4 (2005) and Armoribat 1 (which won an award at Tipos Latinos 2008). [Google] [More] ⦿
During his studies in Porto Alegre, Brazil, Gustavo Jardim created PLK Primitive Street (2012), a typeface that is modeled after pixacao graffiti. He also designed Le Gusta Deco (2013), an organic sans typeface. [Google] [More] ⦿
Brazilian graphic and web designer who now lives in Toronto. Before that, he was a professor of graphic design at the Catholic University of Campinas in Brazil.
Brazilian graphic designer (b. 1972) who lives in Sao Paulo where he runs Rex Design with Marco Aurélio Kato and Valter Botoso. Gustavo also teaches typography at Faculdades Senac de Comunicaçao e Arts and is a member of the board of directors of ADG Brasil (Brazils Graphic Designers Association). In 1997, he founded the graphic and digital design company Rex Design with Aurélio Kato and Valter Botoso in Sao Paulo. Brief CV at Tipografia Brasilis. Klingspor link.
Graduate of the KABK in Den Haag in 2008 (Masters in Type and Media), and from the University of Reading in 2007 (Masters in Information Design). Originally from Sao Paulo, he created the text family Pocket as a student at KABK.
In 2012, the Dalton Maag Brazil team designed the font for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games The 5448-character connected script font Rio2016 was developed by Dalton Maag Brazil, and involved a team that includes Fabio Haag, Fernando Caro and Gustavo Soares. Beth Lula is the Branding Director of the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games Organising Committee. Passages of the press release: Each letter expresses a characteristic of Rio 2016 Games, its people and city. The letters are written with a single continuous linework, with a fast and fluid movement, suggesting the movements of the athletes in action. The variety of curves in the letters has a unique informality, inspired by the joyfulness of the Brazilian people. Fabio Haag, Creative Director at Dalton Maag: As a Brazilian typophile, designing the Rio 2016 font was a dream job. This is a milestone for the design scene in Brazil---it's a great example of how type designers can collaborate with graphic designers, sharing their expertise to strengthen an identity.
From Sao Paulo, Roberto Lyra's explanation on the origins of Arabic numerals: "Each Arabic number we use today is itself an ideogram created by Abu Ja'far Muhammad ibn Musa al-Khwarizmi (c.778 - c.850). Al-Khwarizmi was born in central Asia in what is know as Uzbekistan, and moved to Baghdad were he worked as a mathematician during the first golden age of Islamic science, at the "House of Wisdom". Using the abacus notations he developed the manuscript decimal system. By the end of the 12th century (Middle Ages) the academic word was divided between the algorists, followers of al-Khwarizmi, and the abacists, who used the abacus as a means of dealing with the unwieldy Roman notation. The oldest dated European manuscript containing Arabic numbers is the Codex Vigilanus written in Spain in 976. In 1202 Leonardo of Pisa (also know as Leonard Fibonacci) published his Liber Abaci, a book of arithmetic and algebraic information. The earliest French manuscript using the new number system was written in 1275. During the 14th century Arabic numerals became widely used by merchants in Italy." [Google] [More] ⦿
HiType (was: DMTR.ORG)
Dimitre Lima is a Sao Paulo-based Brazilian designer (b. 1979) who created a few faces in his Fluid Typeface Project in 2005. In 2005, Dimitre Lima set up DMTR.ORG and started selling his fonts at MyFonts. These include O AFerrugem (unicase, techno), Opus (2005, a computer-look modular sans), Gatu (2005, futuristic semicircle face), Clave de Fá (2006, experimental), O Geena (2007, straight-lined outlines), Arame (2006, an octagonal family including a stencil version), Velocipede (2009) and O Decomputer (techno sans).
Typefaces from 2012 include Geena Mono (a techno or programming monospaced font).
Aurelio J. Foerster Filho, aka Biffe Holitter (Holitter Studios), is the Brazilian designer (b. 1983) of these free fonts at Open Font Library, all dated 2008-2009: Biffe's-Calligraphy, GDS_Infinity, Holitter-Block, Holitter-Forge, Holitter-Gothic, Holitter-Lines, Holitter-Spike, Holitter_Tittanium, Pointened, SoulCalibuR, Soul of Holitter (+Alternative). He also made Xenogears (2009, futuristic face) and Cabal (2011). Alternate URL. Another URL. Fontspace link. Dafont link. Abstract Fonts link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Holofontes is a Brazilian foundry, established in 2004 by Hugo Cristo from Jd da Penha, Vitoria. Typefaces: HF Bayer, HF Ceramic, HF Conillon Black, HF Contras, HF Daft, HF Design Az San, HF Dutra, HF Fastne, HF Health, HF Health Blac, HF Janaina Roman, HF Logic, HF Maxwell, HF Minotau, HF Neo Bodoni, HF Newslin, HF Painted, HF Phocus San, HF Quadredondo, HF Round Gothi, HF Slab, HF Tecnométric, HF Tim Maia, HF Visualice. Before Holofontes, Hugo Cristo ran Design AZ. He also makes custom type, such as this face specially designed for reading from TV screens. [Google] [More] ⦿
Brazilian designer, b. 1993, who lives in Sao Paulo. Creator of Lignum Melle (sans face, 2012).
Brazilian creator (b. 1992) of the free blackletter typefaces Hairline Quadrata (2013) and Quadrata Preciosa (2013). He also made Tired Fingers Fail (2013, hand-printed), Easy Going Stroke (2013, hand-printed), Trace Me Gordo (2013), and Masonic Cypher (2013). [Google] [More] ⦿
Design company in Brazil run by Paulo W (b. 1970) from Recife. Paulo W is a gaúcho (Brazilian southerner), with interests in multiple areas, including poetry (he has published the digital opus Magical Book), graphic design and, most recently, type design.
Dafont link. MyFonts. MyFonts link. Abstract Fonts link. YWFT link. Behance link. Blog. Home page. Fonthaus. Monotype. Eshops. Facebook. Flickr. Klingspor link. Wordpress. Devian tart. T26. Linkedin. Identifont. Linotype. ITC. Faces.co. His typefaces:
Brazilian photoblog site, where original fonts such as Rita (2010, slabby), Comic Arousa (2007), Nantronte (2005), Velvet Illusions (2005, retro futuristic), Vila Morena (2006), Johnyokonysm (2005), As pedras da Belle Otero (2006, an artsy pixel font), Milocha (2010, sans), Rita (2010, slab serif), and Marela (2005) may be found.
Isac Correa Rodrigues
Isaco Type is run by Brazilian type designer Isac Correa Rodrigues from Vacaria. Grand prize winner at Tipos Latinos 2010 for his calligraphic type family Monarcha (2009). He also designed Basel Sans ITD (2009, a humanistic sans in one style only) and the calligraphic family Mayence (2010). Mayence Ornaments won an award at Tipos Latinos 2012. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Isaco Type is a type foundry in Vacaria, Brazil, est. 2009. Its founder is Isac Rodrigues (b. Vacaria, 1986), a graphic designer born who graduated from the Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul State. Creator of the legible sans BaselSans ITD (2009) and the original calligraphic family Mayence (2010, +Text, +Standard, +Premiun, +Plus). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Iza W is a Brazilian type designer who works with Paulo W at intellecta Design. Klingspor link. She created Kocham (2008, an art deco geometric face with dots centered in all letters), Orchis (2006, Intellecta Design), an art deco famliy in the style of Broadway. Other fonts, done with Paulo W at Intellecta Design in 2006: Advantage, Biza, Elegancy, Estiliza, Frompac. She designed DeutschePosterSteinschrift, Alta (5 styles), Apolo Decorative (Victorian era caps), Ariana, Black, Cresciesco (roman times lettering), Drianh (late 19th century styles), Easy Callig, Evangeliaire Uncial, Geodec N9 (high contrast sans family), Glaciana (decorative caps), Grid, Half Flower 2, Laureatus (Lombardic), Malvinna, Paola Decorative (caps), Passo Borgo (the ultimate spiky dungeon family), Schneider Kontrast (a 15-style art deco and ornamental family based on the work of F.H. Ernst Schneidler), and Questy (semi-slab serif) in 2007.
Productions in 2008: Basilissa (flowery caps), Calligraphia Latina Soft, Chyrllene (curly Victorian family), Clea (caps), Fridha (undrerstated and 3d calligraphy), Hostetler Kapitalen 2, Litho Romana Inland (a caps family), Ogden (calligraphic), Olivetti Typewriter (5 styles), Syl (frilly Victorian caps), Tissot (2008, fine caps), Triball (headline blackletter family), TTF TATTOEF 8 (tattoo dings). MyFonts says The mysteriously-named Iza W shares most of the development activities at Intellecta Design with Paulo W. She specializes in revivals of historic advertising types, specifically metal and wood display types of the Americas, from the early 19th to mid 20th century. and lists these fonts at the end of 2008 as having been designed by her: Advantage, Agua, Alta, AltDeutsch, Anatomy, Antiqua Shaded, Apolo Decorative, Ariana, Basilissa, Biza, Black, Boliche, Bruce Borders, Bruce Flourished, Bruce Hairline, Bruce Miscelania, Bruce Ornament, Cadels, Calligraphia Latina Soft, Catania, Centennial Script Fancy (+Three), Chancelaresca Spanola, Chyrllene, Clea, Cleo (Lombardic ornamental caps), Cresciesco, Deco Experiment 2, Deco Experiment 3, Deco Experiment 4, Deco Experiment 5, Deco Experiment 6 (2007), Deco Experiment 7, Deutsche Poster Steinschrift, Donald, Drianh, Easy Callig, Egipcia, Elara (2009), Elegancy, Engel, Estiliza, Evangeliaire Uncial, Faroeste, Feosa, Figgins Brute, Fin Fraktur, Flower Essences, Flower Jars, Fofucha, Frames 1, Francesco Decorative, Fridha, Frompac, Fry's Alphabet, Furniet Roman (2008, after Fournier), Gans Animals, Gans Carmen Adornada, Gans Cornucopia, Gans Gotico Globo, Gans Italiana, Gans Royality, Gans Sport Club, Gans Titania, Gans Titular Adornada, Gans Transportation, Gans Vessels Fishes, Geodec Bruce Ornamented (2006, a tribute to George Bruce), Geodec Minuskel, Geodec N9, Geodec Petras Enhanced, Glaciana, Gloo Biloo (2010, spooky alphading face), Gothic Handtooled Bastarda, Gotische, Gotische Frame, Gottar (blackletter), Gradl Initialen, Grid, Grissom, Grolier (caps), Grolier Beveled (2011, free at Dafont), Half Flower, Hannover, Hostetler Kapitalen, Imperio Romano (2009, roman heads), Intellecta Bodoned (+Two, +Trash), Intellecta Borders, Intellecta Crowns (royal crowns), Intellecta Grotesca Compacta, Intellecta Slab Bold, Intellecta Square, Intellecta Typewriter, Intellecta Typewriter 2, Japonesa (2010, oriental simulation), Julisa Script, Kocham, Latinish, Laureatus, Lettering Deco (2008, art deco, +Shadow), Litho Romana Inland, Littler Serifada, Magro, Majestade, Malvinna, Manuscript XIV Century, Merona, Missal, Monograms Soft (2010, with Paulo W), Naturella (2009, leaf and grape dingbats), Neretta (2008, +Italic), Numbers, Ogden, Olivetti Typewriter, Orchis, Palermo, Paola Decorative, Peloponeso, Porcupine, Questy, Remington Elite Typewriter, Samuello, Schneider Kontrast, Schneidler Zierbuchstablen, Schwandner Versalia (2010, ornamental caps based on an alphabet by Austrian penman Johann Georg von Schwandner), Schwandner Black Fleurons (2010), Schwandner Ornaments (2010), Selena, Sinfonia, Southern Flight, Speedball, Standard Typewriter, Suciellid, Sunamy (oriental simulation, after lettering by Ross F. George), Surrey (2008), Syl, Tissot, Tondella, Triball, TTF TATTOEF 4, TTF TATTOEF 6, TTF TATTOEF 7, TTF TATTOEF 8, Tuska, Underwood Typewriter (+Underscore), Uthan, Versatile Initials, Victorian Exotical Capitals, Warp, Woodball, Yanna, Zooth.
From 2009: Calligraphia Latina Soft3, Cantate (+Beveled), Remington Weather (old typewriter), Xyla (caps), Polen, Polen Two (2007), Arrius (calligraphic), Catilina, Pentagraph (upright connected script), Renania (calligraphic), Renania Double Line (free), Samantha (caps), Silius Engraved (caps), Stencil Intellecta (+Trash), Tatooyn, Urszula (caps), Victorio (caps), Elfort (formal calligraphy after Poppl Exquisite, a typeface by Friedrich Poppl), Pretoria Gross (2009), Holy Church (2009, blackletter), Holy Church Fleurons (2009), Single Silhouettes (2009).
Typefaces done in 2010: Penabico (a calligraphic script; with Paulo W), Baltimore Typewriter (a great typewriter family, with a black-on-white typewriter keys style added), Izouda (an art deco Broadway-style beauty), Bernardo (an italic family, with swash initials thrown in, named after Lucian Bernhard), Netuno, Supermarket (shop signage family), Bruce Influence (interpretation of Great Primer Ornamented No. 30, from the Bruce's TypeFoundry 1869 catalog), Pretoria Gross (a Victorian family done with Paulo W), Reliant (2010, with Dmitrij Greshnev: a free interpretation of Bernhard Schönschrift (Lucian Bernhard) and Liberty, which was designed by W.T. Sniffin for ATF in 1927, following the original designs by Lucian Bernhard), Reliant Limited (2012, free version).
Fonts done in 2011: Ambrose Bierce Daned Font (ornamental caps), Menina Carinhosa (floriated caps), Menina Formosa (floriated caps), Menina Espinhosa (2011), Menina Graciosa Ornaments (2011, +Two), Menina Poderosa Ornaments (2011), Azalleia (floriated caps), Azalleia Ornaments, Naoko (a fantastic oriental simulation face), Bestiario (calligraphic penmanship dingbats based on the work of English writing master John Seddon, 1644-1700), Seddon Penmans Paradise Capitals (elaborate caps along the lines of Bestiario), Dolphus-Mieg Monograms (after a 1901 book by the Dollfus-Mieg company), Imprenta Royal Nonpareil, Dia de los muertos (2011), Naive Ornaments (2011), Eingraviert Dutch Capitals (2011).
Creations in 2012: Spirulina, Promotion Script, Soft Ornaments (+Two, +Three, +Four, +Five, +Six, +Seven, +Eight, +Nine, +Ten, +Eleven, +Twelve, +Thirteen, +Fourteen), Soft Garden (ornaments), The Black Shapes, Sabor Words, Sabor Digital (textured), Sabor Rasgos Escritura (upright connected script), Floreart (floral dingbats), Mirella Script (French bastarda penmanship script), Soft Flowers, Derriey Vignettes (after Charles Derriey), Gracious Azaleas (flowery dings).
Design from 2013: Mirella Initials Ornamentals (a swashy calligraphic script done with Paulo W), Menina Graciosa (ornamental caps), Menina Gostosa (Loira (caps), Morena (calligraphic), Ornamentos (floral)), Alien Trees. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Izabela de Lima ("Elfa do PhotoScape", b. 1993) is the Brazilian creator of the hand-printed typefaces Bella J =K A Better Place (2012), Bella K Don't Blink (2012), Bella K Brackets (2012), Bella K. Hopeless (2012), and Bella K. Mad (2012).
Fonts from 2013: Bella K. Dings are Cool, Bella K. Hopeless (script font).
Graduate of Universidade Lusofona and of PUC in Rio de Janeiro. Based in Lisbon, Joana created a pixacao style graffiti font called Pixo Type (2012).
Ananindeua, Brazil-based creator of FontForum Giureska (2012), a blackletter family published by URW.
Joao Pedro Jacques
Brazilian designer in Rio de Janeiro (b. 1985) who graduated from ESPM-RJ. Designer of Bar Dot (2010), Faraco Hand (2009), and Phyllon (2010, piano key face). Home page. Fontsy link. Behance link. Another home page. [Google] [More] ⦿
Jonas Mello Kühner
Jose Zeh Fernando (Rorshack)
Jose Zeh Fernando (Rorshack)
Sao Paulo-based designer of Bellini (2013), which was done at the Escuela de Arte de Granada. The typeface is based on Antigua Progreso (Gans, 1923). Not be confused with yet another typeface called Bellini (1999, A. Pat Hickson), which revived the same Richard Gans font. [Google] [More] ⦿
Brazilian creator of the hand-printed typeface Fonte (2013) and the grungy Pragana's (2013).
Julia is Valerio Di Lucente (Italy), Erwan Lhuissier (France) and Hugo Timm (Brazil), who met at the Royal College of Art in London, founding the studio Julia in 2008 upon graduation. Julia works on books, typefaces, exhibition design, posters, websites, identities and tablet applications. Typefaces created by them include
Julia is Valerio Di Lucente (Italy), Erwan Lhuissier (France) and Hugo Timm (Brazil). They met at the Royal College of Art in London having come from different professional backgrounds in editorial design, web and art direction. The studio was founded in 2008 upon their graduation. Together, they on books, typefaces, posters, websites, identities and exhibition design. They teach as visiting lecturers at Kingston University. Typefaces: Above Magazine (2009, an almost typewriter type), Copan (2010, a multilined face commissioned by Wallpaper's Born in Brazil issue), Riso, Herman (octagonal, done for Wired Magazine in 2010), Modo (2008, an experiment on a superposition of shifted strokes), Gill Sans Rounded (2007), Serious Sans (2008, anti--Comic sans), Volt (2009, a sans done for Volt Magazine). [Google] [More] ⦿
Juliano Weide (Porto Alegre, Brazil) co-designed the kitchen tile typeface Black Saul with Andrey Damo in 2013.
Julian was born in Brasil and grew up in New York City where he practices design and photography. Neu Kahlon (2012) is an italic-based sans serif font made up of thick geometric lines. Its design was influenced by fonts like Akkurat and Avant Garde. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Brazilian designer of Mandinga at Burritos do Brasil (1998).
Just in Type (was: Tipomovel)
Just in Type (ex-Tipomovel) is a Brazilian foundry run by Tony de Marco and his brother Caio de Marco in Sao Paulo. Tony de Marco was an illustrator for Folha de S. Paulo, 1987-1994. He co-edits Tupigrafia with Claudio Rocha Franco. As a type designer, he created over 50 faces for the newspaper Noticias Populares, for America Online, and the magazines Moderna, Saraiva, FTD and Atica. Free fonts at the Tipomovel site included Ariana, Beabá, Bloco, CyberComix, Cyber Rounded, Cyber-Zinha, Digital Typewriter, Egly (my favorite--a Bodoni with curly serifs), Futura Vítima, Futura Vítima Bold, Futura Vítima Extra Bold, Games, Genoveva, Helvetica Backlight, Illinoise, Macmania Bold, Neurastenic, Notícias Populares, Oficina Bold, Pin ups, Pixel, Pravda, Sequestro, Simbolo, Splash, Stalin, Sumô, Super Braille (created for the Dorina Nowill Foundation), Times Change, Tipografia, Toxic Bodoni, Web Power, Zine. Samba LT (2003, Linotype, designed with Carlo de Marco; this art deco face was inspired by the lettering art of J. Carlos, a Brazilian illustrator during the early 20th century) won an award at the Linotype International Type Design Contest 2003. Tony de Marco was at one point illustrator for the Folha de Sao Paulo. In 2005, Tony and Caio de Marco set up Just in Type and started selling their fonts via MyFonts. Offerings there include HallowHell Dingbats (2006, Halloween dingbats), Drop It (2005, dot matrix), Illinoise (2005, techno-grunge, by Tony and Caio de Marco), Pixel Zoo (2008, dingbats), Inferno Dingbats (2008), Brazil Pixo Retro (2007, rune simulation), Fractal (2010), Concreta (2011, a stencil face in the style of Josef Albers, done with Niko Fernandez).
In 2012, Tony de Marco and Diego Maldonado codesigned Garoa (a black rounded sans). Influenced by Herb Lubalin, it was derived from the free font Garoa Hacker Clube.
Sao Paulo-based graphic designer. Behance link. She created the oddly serifed face Falta Alguma Coisa (2010). That face and the experimental face Somos Fortes (2011) can be freely downloaded at Unique Types. With Eduardo Batiston, she made the semi-stencil face Horizontes (2011). [Google] [More] ⦿
Originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Ketlin moved to Canada in 2008. She studied at Emily Carr University of Art & Design and ithe British Columbia Institute of Technology in Vancouver. She is working as a freelancer in Montreal. In 2013, she designed the modular fashion mag typeface ABC. [Google] [More] ⦿
Kollontai researches typography and native languages of Brazil. She obtained her bachelors degree in graphic design from the University of Brasilia in 2007, and during that time she was a trainee at the Fundação Nacional do Índio, the governmental protection agency for indigenous people interests and culture, where she worked on editorial projects in various native languages. She won the young scientist award from the Brazilian Society of Information Design. She currently works at the Institute for Brazilian Studies in the University of São Paulo. Speaker at ATypI 2009 in Mexico City on the topic of type and native languages in postcolonial America. She lives in Sao Paulo. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in Potsdam, Germany. Behance link. He proposed---tongue-in-cheek, I guess---a 42-style generalization of Comic Sans into three subfamilies, Comic Sans, Comic Serif and Comic Condensed. [Google] [More] ⦿
Creator of the school project fonts Reef (2013) and Quilhas (2013) at the Escola de Design da Universidade do Estado de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil. [Another Behance link.%22&btnG=Google+Search&aq=f&oq=">Google] [More] ⦿
Lambe-lambe (translated: 'lick-lick') is a vernacular printing tradition once popular for promoting theatre and spectacles in Brazil. Lick lick alludes to how the posters are affixed to walls. Poster hangers use large brushes to paint glue on the front of the poster. The glue penetrates the thin paper and sticks the poster to the walls. Long in decline, the city of Sáo Paulo still boasts a working lambe-lambe printshop, Grafica Fidalga, where one can find a rich history of hand-generated letterforms carved as wooden blocks used to print vibrant poster series. The lambe-lambe tradition is reviewed at ATypI 2009 in Mexico City by Catherine Dixon and Henrique Nardi. Christy Wickoff's Lambe-Lambe pages with pictures. [Google] [More] ⦿
Brazilian typographic and art direction studio in Americana. Behance link, where it runs under the name Foncati. Creators of some experimental geometric alphabets in 2009. At this sub-site called Psicotipos, one can download free fonts such as Pasion and Fagulha (2009). [Google] [More] ⦿
The modular typeface Follage was created by Olinda, Brazil-based Larysaa Wannele in 2012.
Brazilian type designer who studied at UFPE in Recife. Aka "Buggy". He made Cordel (1997), the bitmap font Disquete, Oxe, Palm, Stone (a rune face), Ferro de Boi and Regua at Tipos do aCaso. He created the Manguebat dingat series there, together with some others. Armoribat 1 (codesigned with Gustavo Gusmao) and Armoribat 2 (codesigned with Matheus Barbosa) won awards at Tipos Latinos 2008. [Google] [More] ⦿
Visual designer in Amsterdam. Designer of the elliptical face Yon (2010), a typeface designed during a course at Politecnico in Milan where he studied under Gio Fuga. Leandro is from Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Other typefaces:
Graphic design graduate of the University Paulista, who started designing typefaces in 2012. In 2012, still based in Sao Paulo, he published the cell phone dingbat face LGPhone and the techno family Cogtan (+Shadow, 2013).
Leonardo Lorenzo (Salvador, Brazil) created Breuer (2012), a typefaces named after one of the Bauhaus artists, Marcel Breuer. His G-Type (2012) is a monoline sans named after Eric Gill. [Google] [More] ⦿
Brazilian designer who made a few typefaces in 2010, including an art deco face. He created Handin (2010, handprinted) and Mimography (2010, handprinted, co-designed with Aline Monaris). [Google] [More] ⦿
LESTE is the graphic design studio of Marcos Leme based in Rio de Janeiro. In 2012, he created the typeface Sistema Arterial. In 2008, he created a typeface for the Guarana Kuat identity. [Google] [More] ⦿
Brazilian graphic designer. As an exercise for Central Saint Martin's Summer School in London, she created the playful gin stick-themed ornamental caps face called Gin O'Clock (2011). [Google] [More] ⦿
Brazilian graphic designer. Creator of a fantastic plump and fleshy display face called Jazz Tipográfico (2011). The typeface was showcased by Rafo Barbosa, a graphic designer from Belo Horizonte, Brazil. [Google] [More] ⦿
Leticia Gouvea Rumjanek wrote a Masters thesis at ESDI (Univ. of the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) on readability entitled Tipografia para crianças: um estudo de legibilidade (2009). [Google] [More] ⦿
Letra Um is a foundry, est. in 2008 in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil. It is run as a cooperative by type designers Tiago Porto (b. Belo Horizonte, 1984), Vicente Repolês Pessôa (b. Ipatinga, 1986) and Zed Martins (b. Belo Horizonte, 1977). Martins cofounded Sete Oitavos.
They published a 10-style 2d and 3d pixel font family called Processual (2008).
Liber Type Foundry
Andreas Wastian (Liber Type Foundry, est. 2010) is an Austrian type designer, b. 1973, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
His typefaces include Liber Serif (a 14-style family) and Liberix (a pixel font family). He writes: was inspired by Silica from Sumner Stone, Egyptienne from Adrian Frutiger, Floris from Lucas de Groot, Le Monde from Jean-François Porchez and of course the Garamond.
Lisle Meneses (Rio de Janeiro) designed the artsy Cordel typeface (2012).
Graphic design student in Curitiba, Brazil, who created Bunny Boy Font (2012).
Brazilian designer (b. 1988) of Crash-a-Like (2010), SharkFormalFunnyness (2010), Shark Party (2010, comic book face), SharkMadeInJapan (2010, handprinted), Shark Army (2010, stencil), SharkHandWrittenABC (2010), Shark Random Funnyness 2 (2009), Shark Claw Damage (2009), Shark Trouble (2009), Shark Claw Damage (2009, handprinted), Super Mario Bros Alphabet (2009), Shark Got Your Hand (2009), Shark Soft Bites (2009), SharkCrash (2009, comic book style), FOP Title Style (2009, comic book face), Onomato Shark (2009, comic book style), FOP Title Style (2009, comic book face), Shark Super Hand (2009), FairlyOddFont (2008, comic book style), Shark Supah FX (2008, comic book style), Shark Heavy ABC (2008), Shark Hands (2008, comic book outline face), SharkRandomFunnyness (2008, comic book style) and the pixel faces SMWHudNameFont (2008) and SMWTextFont (2008), used in the Super Mario games. He also made Shark Scratching (2008). FairlyOddFont (2008) is based on a font shown in the cartoon Fairly Oddparents, by Butch Hartman.
During her studies at UFRJ, Rio de Janeiro-based designer Lizie Evangelista created the Saitama font in 2013, which is based on the logo of the band Siam Shade.
Lucas Blat lage currently studies Graphic Design at Centro Universitário Belas Artes de São Paulo, and works as a Motion and Graphic Designer based in Sáo Paulo, Brazil.
Londrina, Brazil-based designer (b. 1983) of Vikingueiro (2013).
Porto Alegre, Brazil-based creator of Maze Without Destination (2011, outline face).
Lucas Oriel (Belo Horizonte, Brazil) created the curly display typeface Carnaval do Recife (2013). He also designed Caminha 1 (2009), a calligraphic typeface based on the Letter of Pero Vaz de Caminha, written in 1500---the year Brazil was discovered by Portuguese adventurer Perdro Alvares Cabral.
Lucas Almeida is also known as Lucas Perdidaão. He is a Brazilian web developer and art director located in Londrina. Behance link.
Brazilian graphic designer (b. 1984) who graduated from Escola de Design/UEMG, Belo Horizonte/MG. Creator of the stylish free font Carbona (2009).
Brazilian creator of the blackboard bold typeface family Bink (2012).
Graphic designer in Recife, Brazil. Vitamina (2011) is a digital vernacular font developed while Luciana was studying at UFPE in Pernambuco, Brazil. It was inspired by the signage of Casa Amarela in Recife.
Born in 1994, this designer from Rio is present on Devian Tart, and has her own web site called Starguides. She created the handprinted outline font Starguides (2009, handprinted look), and Whatever (2009, basic handprinted look). Alternate URL. [Google] [More] ⦿
Sao Paulo-based Brazilian graphic designer (since 1981) and type designer who designed Aknathon (1994) and Cardehal (1998). He also made Ghentileza Original, a sign post font used by the prophet Gentileza, the sans serif Kashemira, Reich, paulistanhia, and Atrophia, a minimalist font. He designed Thanis, a text family for the magazine ADG. FADU-UBA link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graduate of the University of Reading in 2011. Luisa is from Portugal and Brazil. Her graduation typeface was the multifaceted family Arlecchino (2011), which contains a signage script, a slab serif, and an ordinary script. Both Latin and Greek are covered. [Google] [More] ⦿
Brazilian designer of (dot matrix) typefaces that mimic the lettering on some HP devices: HP-82143A-CharSet-4, HP-82240-ECMA94-CharSet, HP-82240-ROMAN8-CharSet, HP-Classic-LED-Set, HP-DotMatrix-1-Menu, HP-DotMatrix-1, HP-DotMatrix-2, HP-DotMatrix-3, HP-Platinum-LCD, HP-Voyager-Character-Set, HP10BII-CharSet-1, HP10BII-KeySet-2, HP30S, HP30S_7, HP33S-CharSet-3, HP41-Character-Set-Xtended, HP41-Character-Set, HP42SCharSet-3, HP71BCharSet-1, HP9S-CharSet, KeySet-4, HP42SCharSet 3 (char42s.ttf), HP 82240 ROMAN8 CharSet (char82240_R.ttf), HP 82240 ECMA94 CharSet (char82240_E.ttf), HP 82143A CharSet 4 (char82143_E.ttf). Alternate URL. Most fonts are dated 2004. [Google] [More] ⦿
Illustrator and web designer at Kaus Media in Rio de Janeiro. Creator of the hand-printed typeface Kaus Tripa (2012).
Marilia, Brazil-based digital artist, who created the techno face Nucleo (2010) and the organic experimental face Wabi (2009, free). The organic face Sayuri followed in 2010. Creator of the free fonts Textbox Stencil (2010) and Textbox Regular (2013).
Graphic designer in Balneario de Camboriu, Brazil. Marcio R. M. Martinson and Roberto Machado Jr. codesigned the brush signage face Caipirinha (2012) which is based on the Brazilian butecos style of writing. [Google] [More] ⦿
Marco Moreira is Magel Studio in Sao Paulo. Creator of the leaf-shaped typeface Follaje (2012).
Marconi G. Lima
Brazilian type designer who works at Tipos do aCaso. His fonts include Estruturas, Cafeina, Poracaso, and Quadra (pixel font). Residing in Recife, he was educated at UFPE. Dafont link, where one can find Passarela (2007, female silhouettes) and Cafeina Dig. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. She created two beautiful typefaces in 2012. The first one is a modular typeface inspired by droplets. The second one, called Gota, was developed while she was studying at UEMG. [Google] [More] ⦿
Marina is a Brazilian graphic designer and teacher, graduated at Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado FAAP, and with an MA from the London College of Communication. Designer and college tutor in Sao Paulo, Brazil. She spoke at ATypI in Lisbon on vernacular Brazilian type and the current state of Brazilian type design. On her site we can find some sketchbooks, and a proposal for a blackletter face, among many other type-related goodies. In 2011, she obtained a Masters in the type and media program at KABK, Den Haag. At KABK, she designed the type system Chic (2011). This family includes fashion mag styles from a roman sans to curly caps and a "chic" didone. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic design student at Senac, Brazil, b. 1991, Sao Paulo. For her school project, Marina Nunes designed Organdi Cursive (2012) for a fictitious project to change the visual identity of Elle magazine. She also created the free all caps poster sketch font Mayonaise (2012).
Marina Reis in Pelotas, Brazil, designed the pixelish typeface 2001 (2011). She says: The source of inspiration are the ones developed by Wim Crouwel, Saul Bass, Neville Brody and the grid of the Experimental Jetset. [Google] [More] ⦿
Marina is a graphic designer, film maker and partner at Pentagram Design based in London. Perhaps best known for the Tate identity (produced with Brian Boylan) during her time as Head Creative Director at Wolff Olins in 1999, Brazilian-born Willer first came to London 15 years ago to study at the Royal College of Art. For 13 years at Wolff Olins, Marina worked on major identity schemes that include the Southbank Centre, Amnesty International and Russian telecoms operator Beeline.
Matias Romero was born Eduardo Alves da Silva in the city of Santos. He is a Brazilian nature photographer and multimedia artist, b. 1965.
Typefaces from 2013: Demodée (art deco).
Creations from 2011: Gotham Lullaby (2011, a blackletter tattoo face), Lizard (2011), Glix (2011), Linea (2011, a squarish face), ClassIndicativa (2011), Atomium (2011), Maquina Pneumatica (2011), Futurafrica (2011), Amorphica (2011).
Typefaces made before 2011: Vieira (2010), Hobo Signs (2010), Knights Who Say Ni (2010), Antibios (2010, slab serif), Oleo (2010, wedge serif face), Jet Black Night (2009), King Pineapple (2009), Glove (2009, avant garde sans), Quanta (2009), Arcoverde (2009, display face), Wax (2009), Crazy Circles (2005, hand-printed) and Xylogravura (2009, inspired by crude woodcut typography printing practiced in northeastern Brazil).
Sergio Salgado is a Brazilian book designer who lives in Sao Paulo. He created the slightly grungy Aleatoria (2010) and Yes Sir (2010), the squarish Paralela (2011) and the spiky Monga (2011). All his fonts are free. His company is MegaArt Design. Fontspace link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Brazilian creator of the free dot matrix fonts LED 8x6 (2013), Inova 13x7 (2013), Marcopolo 13x9 (2012), Dimelthoz Mini (2012) and Dimelthoz 11x96 (2012), which are based on Dimelthoz LED panels.
Graphic designer in Sao Paulo, who created the display typeface Zezao (2013), based on the graffiti of street artist José Augusto Amaro Capela (Sao Paulo), better known as Zezão. The typeface was specially created for the cultural magazine Raizee. She also published the octagonal typeface Geometrica (2013), Fonte 3D (2013), and the modular typefaces Black Regular (2013) and Fonte Modular (2013). [Google] [More] ⦿
Born in 1987, Mitsue lives in Florianópolis, Brazil. Creator with Saulo Deboni and Silvia Cristina Medeiros of the curly display face Franklin Cascaes (2007). This font was inspired by Franklin Cascaes Joaquim (b. 1908, San Jose, d. 1983, Florianopolis), who was a researcher of Azorean culture, folklorist, potter, printmaker and author. Free download. [Google] [More] ⦿
Misprinted Type offers free and commercial old typewriter and grunge fonts designed by Eduardo Recife, anillustrator and graphic designer from Belo Horizonte, Brazil, b. 1980. Although his main work is in illustration, he became well-known in the early 2000's for his original grunge type designs. Typefaces:
André Themoteo Alves\0Correa is a Brazilian type designer whose foundry in Rio de Janeiro is MMC Typodrome, est. 2013. MMC was originally a clan of graffiti artists. His first typeface is the Escher-inspired Penrose Geometric (2013). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Designer in Ceara, Brazil. Creator of the boneyard font Fonte Esqueletica (2012).
Graphic designer in Aguascalientes, Mexico. Creator of Toto Type1> (2012). That typeface was designed during her studies at Universidad Federal de Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil. [Google] [More] ⦿
Wecsley Oliveira (b. 1978) runs Mururu Design in Aracaju, Brazil. Creator of Miroh (2012), which was inspired by the lettering on Miro's paintings. Mar Lizzy (2011) is a dingbat face with sea creatures.
Brazilian graphic artist and illustrator based in Los Angeles, CA. Home page. He made a few all-caps frilly floral caps faces, such as one designed for Havaianas Ipe, and Mari (2008). [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in Sao Paulo. With Raphao Freire, she designed the organic sans typeface Miltom (2013). She created the plump curly typeface Gula in 2012. With Camila Caligari and Suzana Nakamura, she created a number of fine illustrations entitled Sofa Cafe (2012).
Designer in Santos, Brazil, whose first typeface is the prismatic Titanium (2013).
Nauan Gustavo (or Darkkinder) is a Brazilian youngster (b. 1991), who created a few nice free typefaces, such as Engine (2007, an all-caps display face), WitchCraft (2007, gothic), Scribble (2007), Robotization (2006, futuristic), Alienable Halloween (2006, scary), TheMachine (2006), Alien Earth (2006, scary futuristic) and Future Font (2006, also eerie in style). [Google] [More] ⦿
Neder Font Foundry
He created Discord (2006, an octagonal monoline type family with some grunge and stencil styles thrown in), Eklipse (2009, a fat octagonal face), Neder Pixeleite (2005), a free pixel face. Pixeleite was published with T-26 in 2005. Nova Sans (2009, with Francisco Martins) is a modern geometric sans-serif font which captures the spirit of Bossa Nova.
Brazilian graphic designer and well-known illustrator, b. 1989. Creator of the high-contrast fashion mag face Accent (2011, free download in EPS format on his Behance site). Leigo (2011) is a custom magazine font with an art deco flair. [Google] [More] ⦿
Nicole Sigaud (Humanoid Exotik Designs) is the designer of ANACOM (1997-2002), a font consisting of quarter circles, quarter negative circles and halved squares. This is used in the ANACOM project in which tilings and patterns are described in a simple mathematical manner. The idea is fill position (x, y) of a 2d grid with character/glyph f(x, y) where f is any function. Another proposal is to define a certain order of a path on the grid, and fill the path based on the repetition of a given finite sequence of glyphs. [Google] [More] ⦿
Brazilian art director who has worked with with Tony de Marco at Just in Type. From Brazil, he moved to Amsterdam. His typeface Concreta (2011, done with Tony de Marco) is a stencil face in the Bauhaus and piano key styles. It was inspired by the work of Josef Albers.
Originally from Brazil, Nina Zulian investigated type patterns for her masters in graphic design in Barcelona in 2008---she used squares and circles only to make an alphabet. Currently, she works in Amsterdam. Home page. [Google] [More] ⦿
Noinfonts is the foundry of Brazilian type designer and teacher Leandro Nogueira, who is based in Sao Paulo. He studied graphic design at UNESP Baura from 1996-2001. Leandro designed these fonts:
NOW Type is Cláudio Rocha, a Sao Paulo-based illustrator and designer (b. 1957). His typefaces include ITC Gema (1998) and ITC Underscript (1997, grunge). He runs Tupigrafia, a magazine dedicated to typography and calligraphy in Brazil. He designed Cashew (2000, a rounded face), Tenia, Viela Irregular, Unidin (sans display face), Rock Regular (slab face), Old Future (a brush version of Futura), Chacal Pixel, Persplextiva (2002, a bouncy hand-drawn 3d face), Liquid Stencil (brush stencil), Feijoada Light, Akrylicz Grotesk (2002, brush/paint face), Sampa (informal brush script) and Stampface. Partner of Oficina Tipografica Sao Paulo. Director of Now Design (Sao Paulo). He published the books "Projet Tipográfico" (Ed. Rosari), "Trajan e Franklin Gothic" (Ed. Rosari), and "Tipografia Comparada" (Ed. Rosari). Claudio now lives in Genoa, Italy, from where he launched the type magazine Tipoitalia in 2009.
Nu-des is a Brazilian foundry located in Rio that is involved in visual identity. They are experimenting with type. Its main designer, Billy Bacon, created the scribbly font Pasmado (1996) and Marola (1996). In 1997, he created the foundry Subvertaipe. In 2006, he made the blood-drip grunge face Caracura Professor at PUC-Rio and at Kabum! Escola de Artes e Tecnologia.
Professor at PUC-Rio and at Kabum! Escola de Artes e Tecnologia.
Marilia, Brazil-based design group consisting of Felipe Roque Dolce (the type designer), Arthur Sandrini Pinto, and Jonathan Amoroso de Lima. Creators of the thin octagonal futuristic face Aso (2010) and the monoline sans Curly Type (2012).
Octavio Cariello (b. Recife, Brasil, 1963) lives in Sao Paulo. He created some free and commercial fonts: Pagador (1992-2006, a simple sans; +Greek, +Cyrillic), Zibrat (2009, a humanist italic), Domo (2007, techno), Brindisi (2007, a display sans), Rizzo, Della Strada, Calil, AvPaulista, Dumonde, Dozo, Momentum, Yupanko, Pagador, Strega, Graphypem, Alaxyas, Sagarana, Hattia, Almanaque, Ikestrips, Kidturbo, Podunk. Many of his fonts have Cyrillic letters in addition to Latin letters. Devian tart link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Eduardo Omine (b. 1981, Sao Paulo, Brazil) graduated from the School of Architecture and Urbanism, Sao Paulo University (FAUUSP) in 2002, where he was taught by Vicente Gil and Priscila Farias. An architect/designer, he founded Omine Type in 2004.
The following faces can now be bought at MyFonts: Bunker (stencil), Gotica Lumina (2005, blackletter), Beret (2004), Ultra Gotica (2006, fat blackletter), Maest (a straight-lined script face), Nabuco (2006). Epistle and Lalo are in progress.
Sao Paulo-based design studio. MyFonts link. Its designer is Alexander Venancio, who graduated in Industrial Design from the Faculdade de Belas Artes de Sao Paulo. Creator of Speaking Corporate (2011, office and business dingbats), Maze (2009, multiline face), Landmark (2009), Thaitype (2009, Thai simulation face made with Felippe Duque), Ale's Script (2009, comic book script), Capa (2009, hairline art deco face done with Felippe Duque and Cristiano Vinciprova), and Oporto (2009). Indice (2009) is another hairline uber-geometric face.
Typefaces from 2012: Bolha (counterless ultra-fat face).
Biteme (2011, organic and minimal) was co-designed by Guilherme Rizzatti, Makoto Saito and Alexandre Venancio.
Brazilian designer of caps fonts, dingbats, Celtic lettering fonts and some handprinted alphabets, all done in 2002-2003: CapitularFloral, CapitularMoldurada, Formasgeometricas2, Formasgermetricas1, Personalidades1, PincelCaps, Pincel2Plain, Simbolos1, Sports1, CapitularMoldurada2, FolhasCaps, Ramo2Caps, RamoCaps, RebuscadaCaps, RetaCaps. Another URL. [Google] [More] ⦿
A Brazilian digital type foundry located in Rio de Janeiro. It was founded in 2006 by Ricardo Esteves Gomes (b. 1980, Vitória, Brazil), a graphic designer and teacher, and Jarbas Barros Gomes.
Their fonts include the flowing script Maryam (2007, Ricardo Esteves Gomes; this face won an award at Tipos Latinos 2008; also available from T-26), the Celtic script Jana Thork (2007-2008; see here for this face which won an award at Tipos Latinos 2008), Gaia (2008, ornamental dingbats), Hachura (2008, impressionist sketched garalde) and the medieval script Scrivano (2007, also at T-26).
In 2009, he published the ultra-black slightly techno sans family Force, which includes a great Force Dingbats typeface. It won an award at Tipos Latinos 2010. The powerful inline and headline family Alegria was published in 2010.
In 2010, Outras Fontes made the custom typeface for the Brazilian Coca-Cola Light Plus campaign. This hand-printed typeface was ordered by Ana Couto Branding & Design studio.
In 2013, he published Directa Serif, a typeface family with condensed letters of large x-height and low contrast.
Art director, graphic designer, and illustrator in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. He designed the art deco face NOIR1930 in 2009 (see also here). With Lavinia Carvalho, he made the squarish counterless face Brocolis (2009). [Google] [More] ⦿
Papanapa is a Sao Paulo-based multidisciplinary design studio founded by Gustavo Garcia. Designer of these typefaces:
Design student in Uberlandia, Brazil. In 2011, he created a great letter-based poster of a typewriter, and dedicated it to the inventor of Courier (1955), Howard Bud Kettler. His Dia de Sexo poster (2011) shows icons with various sexual positions---waiting to be fonted. [Google] [More] ⦿
Brazilian designer of Tengwar v.3, v.4 and v.5 (1994).
Brazilian designer of Moloko (2005, handprinted), Parla (2005), Broken (2005, scratchy), Chinela Brush (2005, oriental brush face) and Freakomix (2005, cereal box face). Dafont link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Paulo Roberto Purim
Brazilian designer of the free typeface Petal (2013).
Brazilian designer from Perbambuco, b. 1989. She is the creator of the doll dingbat font BonecaS de Pano (2008) and the bread cookie lettering font Boneca de Pano (2008). Nice to see that the latter free font won an award at Tipos Latinos 2010. Behance link. Fontsy link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Brasilia, Brazil-based graphic designer. Behance link.
Brazilian designer who studied at Universidade Federal da Bahia. During his design studies, he developed the geometric outline face Nouvelle Vague (2012), influenced by the movies of Godard and Truffaut. [Google] [More] ⦿
Pedro Reis is a designer from Belo Horizonte, Brazil. His typefaces, all codesigned with Marina Cote, and freely downloadable:
Philip Lucas (or Lucas Felipe) is a graphic designer in Braganca Paulista, Brazil. He created the free macho sans typeface Bioweapon (2012).
Caixias do Sul, Brazil-based designer of the free blocky typeface Pilaca (2012), which was developed for the identity of USC (Union de Skaters Caxienses), or Uniao dos Skatistas Caxiensas). Figa (2012) is a free alchemic typeface.
Brazilian printmaker, graphic artist and illustrator in Vitoria, b. 1973, Rio de Janeiro. His fonts at PintassilgoPrints (est. 2009) include Runcible (2013, +Cleft, its glaz krak version), Mamute (2013: a layered letterpress style type system), Sabotage (2013: squarish poster font inspired by the iconic Vertigo movie poster by Saul Bass), Gentil (2012, an all caps poster font), Card-o-mat (2012, bird dingbats), Kokoschka (2012, based on the the lettering on the poster of an expressionist play by Austrian painter, printmaker and writer Oskar Kokoschka in 1909), Sundowners (2012), YWFT Duncan (2012), Rather Jazzy (2012), Rather Loud (2012), Soundtrack (2012), Monstrinhos (2012, dingbats), Monstro (2012, fat poster face), Attic (2012), Melkslijter (2011, a stylish art deco face based on a brochure by Dutch graphic artist Dirk Hart), Polyspring (2011, a Victorian typeface hand-drawn based on Italia Condensed, Keystone, 1906), Berimbau (2011), Populaire (2011, a handdrawn poster caps face that was inspired by the electrifying posters from May 1968 by Atelier Populaire, and loaded with alternates to give a random effect), Manicuore (2011, a hand-drawn typeface inspired by Italian movie posters by the prolific movie poster artist Symeoni, aka Sandro Simeoni), Ziclets (2011, a bubblegum typeface), Smashing (2011, a fat handprinted poster face), Chancellor (2011, a plakatstil style caps face), the eccentric poster face Polygraph (2011, based on lettering of the Polish poster artist Leszek Zebrowski. Images: i, ii, iii, iv, v, vi, vii, viii, ix, x.), the vintage serif face Organically (2011), Transitore (2011: Transitore is a lively hand-drawn font with loads of alternates and ligatures which, managed by advanced OpenType features, help create a convincing handcrafted look), the poster display face Sforzando (2011; +Alto), the signage face Jongleur (2011), the Cuban poster face Transmogrifier (2010, based on lettering by Cuban poster artist Eduardo Muñoz Bachs), the ultra-fat art deco face Loudine (), Crocante (2010, comic book face), Love Birds Pattern (2010), Swung Note (2010), Amarelinha (2010, handprinted), Cuadrifonte (2010, a fat handprinted family including styles called Pics, Sketch (regular), Fill and Line), Xylo Sans (2010, wooden texture face), Ritornelos (2010, a curly all caps handprinted face), Roadway (2010, based on wood Clarendons), Changing (2010), Vitrines (2010, handprinted), Prokaryotic (2010, a "bacterial attack" face), Football World (2010, soccer silhouettes), Singela (2010), Bandoliers (2010, an informal handprinted sketched face, with 3D versions such as Beefy, High and Rocky), Butterfly Effect (2010), Tonal (2010, ultra-fat with mini-counters), Dynatomic (2010, inspired by the hand-drawn lettering of a 1964 polish movie poster designed by Andrzej Krajewski: caps only), Grante (2009, a lively poster face), Somewhat (2010, hand-drawn), Mondiale (2009), Merceria Antique (2009), Nanquim (2009, sketched letters), Lovebirds (2010, bird silhouettes), Oyster (2010, hand-drawn dingbats), and Arca (2009, +Dashed). All have an informal and attractive look, and were codesigned with Erica Jung. Dafont link. He created the grunge face Talvezassim (2009) and the fat geometric faces Parafuse Ultrablack (2009, +Outline, Shadow) and DeLarge (2009). Monster Boxes (2009) is a dingbat face. Oyster (2010) is handprinted.
The prints of Horst Janssen had a characteristic uneven handprinted lettering that led Erica Jung and Ricardo Marcin to design the multi-featured opentype typeface Horst (2010). Nova Horst was published in 2012.
Rodrigo Saiani is a graphic designer who graduated from Parsons School of Design. In 2006, he founded Niramekko, later renamed Plau, in the Botafogo suburb of Rio de Janeiro. His first typeface is Motiva Sans (2009), a "Swiss" face. Plau (2011) and Plau Italic (2012) are organic sans faces. In 2013, Saiani published Guanabara Sans.
Designer from Recife, Brazil, b. 1983. Her typeface Srip Alic is based on the city street signs in Porto de Galinhas. Soldiers of Hell (2010, co-designed with Luciano Gonçalves) is a toy soldier silhouette dingbat font. Dafont link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Brazilian [T-26] designer (b. 1964, Sao Paulo) of Cryptocomix10, LowTech, Quadrada (1998), Seu Juca (2009, 3-d, handprinted) and Nova (a text family started in 2002). She also designed Disneybats, Ruraldings and Juca.
Born in 1964, she has a doctorate in communication from the Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Sao Paulo and is affiliated with the foundry Tipos do acaso. Graphic designer as well as typography professor at PUC Sao Paulo. She is head of the design program at SENAC Sao Paulo, and professor at FAU, USP (University of Sao Paulo's School of Architecture and Urbanism). President of the Brazilian Information Design Society (SBDI). Editor of the book Fontes digitais brasileiras: de 1989 a 2001 (Sao Paulo: ADGBrasil/Rosari).
Author of Tipografia digital: o impacto das novas tecnologias (2AB Editora, 1998). At ATypI 2009 in Mexico City, she spoke on Brazilian vernacular type design and digital technologies. Biography. Speaker at ATypI 2010 in Dublin. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Promodesign is a Brazilian graphic design company of Crystian Cruz in Sao Paulo. Crystian Cruz and Beto Shibata used to run the Tipos Maléficos foundry. He is also associated with Agencia Africa. Presently he is type director at Africa Propaganda. Alternate URL. Since 1999 he has been working as art director for a major Brazilian magazines and as type consultant for publishing companies and design studios. He specializes in commissioned type design.
Born in 1985, this designer in Rio de Janeiro created the handprinted face Rodrix (2011, iFontMaker), as well as Gothira (2011, iFontMaker), Sparatrap (2012), Harakiri (2012, oriental simulation face), Dotnation (2012), Blocknation (2012, iFontMaker), Typeotape (2012), Albion (2012) and the texture face Sublev (2011).
Rafael Ferreira Design
Rafael Peixoto Ferreira
During his graphic design studies at Universidade Federal de Pernambuc, Rafael Qumesht (Recife, Brazil) created Banguela (2013, pixel typeface), Deliciosa (2013, a vintage signage typeface), and Comecome (2013, counterless and modular). [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in Sao Paulo, who created the pixel typeface Pixel Type (2012).
Graphic and type designer in Sao Paulo. Devian Tart Behance link Creator in 2010 of the free fonts PaFFileAssignature, PaFFileBandanaRoyal, PaFFileBandana, PaFFileDashed, PaFFileGraffiti, PaFFileGraffitiThin, PaFFileModerna, PaFFileRounded, PaFFileRoundedBold, PaFFileRoundedOutline, PaFFileSemiRounded, PaFFileSerif. [Google] [More] ⦿
Brazilian illustrator in Rio de Janeiro, b. 1976. Designer of the dingbat typefaces Cadeiras (2010, chairs), Capetalismo and Família Dings, and the brush face Arranha (2007). Another URL. Dafont link. [Google] [More] ⦿
During his studies in Sao Paulo, Raphael H. E. Morales created the horizontally-striped typeface Efemero (2013).
Brazilian designer in Sao Paulo (b. 1983) who created Imaginário Digital (2005, lettering based on one of the paintings of Portuguese painter José Maria Fernandes Marques). No downloads. Behance link. Alternate URL. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in Sao Paulo. With Natalia Garcez, he designed the organic sans typeface Miltom (2013).
Brazilian graphic designer in Rio de Janeiro (and now Sao Paulo), b. 1977. Creator of the techno face Nozstudio (2004) and the serif face Gregoire (2010). 1ogro is his studio. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Brazilian graphic designer who lives in Aracaju and studied communication at UFBA in Bahia. Studio. She created Egito (2009), an out-of-focus optical illusion font. The papyrus font Egypt Typography was done in 2003 during her studies. Aka Bebecca. [Google] [More] ⦿
As a reaction against HypeForType and other hyped up outfits, No Hype For Me (Renato Forster) in Sao Paulo, Brazil, is bent on giving away fonts for free. Type designs from 2008: Wolf, Fulk (upright connected script).
Ricardo Esteves Gomes
Ricardo Lobato (Belo Horizonte, Brazil) designed Modern Leaf (2010, modular) and SK 2010 (2010, informal handprinted signage face) as part of his course work at Escola de Design, Universidade do Estado de Minas Gerais (UEMG). [Google] [More] ⦿
Bauru, Brazil-based designer of the experimental geometric typeface Typo Seven (2012).
The font for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games was published just before the 2012 London Games. The 5448-character connected script font Rio2016 was developed by Dalton Maag Brazil, and involved a team that includes Fabio Haag, Fernando Caro and Gustavo Soares. Beth Lula is the Branding Director of the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games Organising Committee.
Passages of the press release: Each letter expresses a characteristic of Rio 2016 Games, its people and city. The letters are written with a single continuous linework, with a fast and fluid movement, suggesting the movements of the athletes in action. The variety of curves in the letters has a unique informality, inspired by the joyfulness of the Brazilian people.
Fabio Haag, Creative Director at Dalton Maag: As a Brazilian typophile, designing the Rio 2016 font was a dream job. This is a milestone for the design scene in Brazil---it's a great example of how type designers can collaborate with graphic designers, sharing their expertise to strengthen an identity. [Google] [More] ⦿
FontStructor who made Pixaçao (2010), inspired by the Brazilian pixaçao style of graffiti. Interestingly, the font is a tall condensed display face. He also made the ultra-condensed face Risc v2 (2011). [Google] [More] ⦿
Brazilian graphic and type designer. Bembo's Zoo is Roberto de Vicq de Cumptich's children's book with all drawings integrated with glyphs from Bembo. He also published Men of Letters and People of Substance (David R. Godine, 2007). The promotional blurb states: de Vicq takes the designs of type and ornaments (known affectionately in the trade as "dingbats") and common linecuts to form the faces of his literary heroes. In the second part he combines type ornaments and icons to suggest a face with singular attributes: pride, fear, fanaticism, and surprise. But these are not drawings; they are images arranged from the combination of specific and discrete graphic forms. They are created on a computer and not in a composing stick. Designer at Muccatypo of Bastardo, Wet and Genealogy.
He wrote Words at Play (with Matteo Bologna, Adobe, 2004), about which he says: This book showcases type portraits of well-known writers in a playful homage to the power of words and the beauty of typography. In 2010, he designed a PDF brochure for TDC in New York entitled How To Make Love To Your Type [and the typophiles as a group are a cranky bunch without a sense of humor]. Typographic picture by TDC, 2009. Another URL. [Google] [More] ⦿
Brazilian graphic designer who also does consulting in the field of networking and Internet, and is a part-time teacher at the ESDI, Escola Superior de Desenho Industrial, in Rio de Janeiro (which is also the school where he studied). His foundry. He was commissioned to design Houaiss (2002) for the Portugese dictionary by that name. He also designed V2000, Tyson (2003), and Karole (2003). [Google] [More] ⦿
Minas Gerais-based designer, b. 1992, who created the brushy face Carol e Alexandre (2011) and the hand-printed typeface Ludi (2013). Memetica (2011) is a great set of memes. In 2013, he made Forrobodo. [Google] [More] ⦿
Born in 1972, this industrial designer in Rio de Janeiro created the flowing display face Myque (1998).
Brazilian type designer based in Maringá, Paraná (b. 1981, Canoas City, Rio Grande do Sul). He created the square metric face Garagin Rock (2012).
Graduate from the Graphic Design program at Universidade do Estado de Minas Gerais (UEMG) in 2010, who currently lives in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Home page. Creator of the experimental face Banca (2011). [Google] [More] ⦿
Brazilian type designer from Recife (b. 1976) who works at Tipos do aCaso. His fonts include Chango (grungy brush hand), Estuque (scratchy hand), Quadrinaits and Rano Light (very experimental). He runs Studio Setemeia. Fontsy link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Rodrigo Rocha Saiani
In 2013, he designed Boxxxy (with three, not two, x's).
Brasilia, Brazil-based graphic and poster designer. He works a lot of type into his projects. Designer of the flowery experimental font Goteira (2006), which I think would be just right to headline a novel on Roman orgies. [Google] [More] ⦿
Student at Senac in Sao Paulo. Designer from Sao Paulo (b. 1988) of Caramella (2006), a typeface made with the help of Leandro Quaresma (italic), Paula Saito (bold) and Danilo Agra (bold-italic). Behance link. Dafont link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Ronald Andhrad (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) was inspiured by Kubrick's Clockwork Orange and a building in Rio in the design of his art deco / Futura-style stencil face Clockwork Orange (2011). [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer of the Tengwar font Tencele Latinwa (2004, Mans Björkman's Tengwar Parmaite), Elfetica (2004, based on Max Miedinger's Helvetica), and Tengwar Hereno (2004, a completion of Paulo A. Otto's 1994 font Tengwar 04). He also made the rune font Gondolinic (2003). Designer at FontStruct in 2008 of connexa, metrica. Another URL. Another URL. [Google] [More] ⦿
Sao Paulo-based designer of Pirkei Avot (2008), a calligraphic Hebrew font modeled after the Hebrew Book by the same name. It has a GNU license and was designed for biblical Hebreww applications. Free download. [Google] [More] ⦿
Samuel Casal (b. 1974, Cazias do Sul, Brazil) is a professional illustrator, cartoonist, engraver and tattoo artist. He created two very funny and expressive dingbat fonts, Inferno Dingbats (2007, Just in Type) and HallowHell Dingbats (2007, Just in Type). As he says, Nobody knows what God looks like but we know that the Devil has a thousand different faces. Samuel Casal sees the demon everywhere. In the streets, the movies, rock music, books, gambling, other things and even in Hell. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Brazilian creator, with Silvia Cristina Medeiros and Mirian Mitsue Yanai of the curly display face Franklin Cascaes (2007). This font was inspired by Franklin Cascaes Joaquim (b. 1908, San Jose, d. 1983, Florianopolis), who was a researcher of Azorean culture, folklorist, potter, printmaker and author. Free download. [Google] [More] ⦿
Sao Paulo-based designer of the ultra-fat hookish Blockface (2007), the serif face Tortoise Roman (2006), the paperclip font Elefan (2006), and the sublime human face dingbat font Los Caras. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic design student in Brazil. Designer at FontStruct of these fonts in 2009: Dead or Alive (Western font), Gold Mine (Tuscan), Safehouse Sessions (piano key stencil), Rose, and Nu Jazz (counterless, experimental), Black Rounded Stencil, Sessions Cover. In 2010, he added Burgos, a gothic script. Aka El Huesudo II. [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer in Bauru, Brazil, who made the bilined typeface Black Coma (2012), the hexagonal typeface Tumma (2012), the alchemic typeface Phy (2012) and the fun Monster Type (2012, vector format). [Google] [More] ⦿
Rio de Janeiro-based design studio that created the free octagonal typeface Synteka (2012).
Florianopolis-based creator, with Saulo Deboni and Mirian Mitsue Yanai, of the curly display faceFranklin Cascaes (2007). This font was inspired by Franklin Cascaes Joaquim (b. 1908, San Jose, d. 1983, Florianopolis), who was a researcher of Azorean culture, folklorist, potter, printmaker and author. Free download.
Lisbon-based designer (b. Brazil, 1977) of Digital Circuit (2013), a typeface inspired by pieces of a subway map.
Sugiro Design (was Rocha Design)
Brazilian foundry of Lula Rocha which evolved from Rocha Design in 2003. Lula Rocha designed the freeware typefaces Enigmaquatro (1999, disturbed pixel font), Hellvetikacinquenta (1999, gothic) and Skova (1999, with Rodrigo Bleque, LED influences). [Google] [More] ⦿
During her graphic design studies at the Instituto Federal de Pernambuco in Olinda, Brazil, Taissa Vasconcelos designed the experimental typeface Missing Pieces (20130 and the vernacular hand-printed typeface Namidairo (2013). [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer of the grunge fonts TK smartypants, TK mouse, TKturtlesoup, TKstamped font, TKhoneydo and TKdoodle (2006, calligraphic script). Some are here. It is a mystery to me how Ligia Rego Cruz (b. 1986), a Brazilian designer from Pernambuco, can claim TK Doodle as hers on Dafont. [Google] [More] ⦿
Brazilian llustrator, type designer, art director and letterer, who made the comic book face Underdog (2011). larica (2010) may or may not be a typeface.
Senior designer in Porto Alegre, Brazil, who created the children's hand-printed typeface Magrela (2013) for dramatic text effects. Osso Type (2013) is based on mechanical pivots. Concret Jungle (2013) is a vertically striped multiline display face. [Google] [More] ⦿
Original fonts from Brazil: 04b03rev (a revision of Yuji Oshimoto's 04b03 pixel font), Amod, ACMEExplosiveREV (a revision of a Blambot font), BayaoHandNormal, Bithand1, DroughNormal, FightDurdenNormal, Serta1, matrix, Mississipiblues. [Google] [More] ⦿
In 2013, she created Discreet (a sans typeface).
Graphic designer from Rio de Janeiro (b. 1982) who created a mecano-style typeface called Articulada (2011) and the basic geometric shap face Patriota (2012, based on the Brazilian flag). Articulada won an award at Tipos Latinos 2012.
The death of the pixel font
Piece by Jose Fernando (Rorshack) on why pixel fonts will not be needed any longer in Flash MX 2004, which will rely entirely on on-the-fly antialiasing. The hinting in the font will be ignored. [Google] [More] ⦿
Brazilian graphic designer. Behance link.
Creator of a custom font for Rio Quente Resorts in Brazil in 2012. This organic typeface brings up visions of water and sun.
Brazilian creator at Unique Types of the free faces Continue Caminhando (2011, sign language face), Mobilidade Social (2011), Nova Tipo (2011, experimental) and Escada X (2011, a caps face inspired by wayfinding signs). [Google] [More] ⦿
Thiago Fontin (Aracaju, Brazil) has a Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design from Universidade Tiradentes and is a designer at Artefato Design. Creator of a gridded typeface and some 3d derivatives, called MyPerspective (2011). [Google] [More] ⦿
Thiago Scatolin Barbosa
Graphic designer and typographer in Curitiba, Brazil. Creator of the beautiful unicase avant garde face Repo Type (2010), the Barnbrookish face Vicctoria (2010), and the Peignotian face RBSC (2010). Behance link. Another Behance link. He is credited with the free chisel font Nosewritten (2009, a Greekish face, Unique Types). [Google] [More] ⦿
Tiago Pompeu lives in Itapira, Sao Paulo, and was born in 1978. He designed the minimalist monoline display sans face Paola (2010), the octagonal face CEAB (2010) and Swim (2010, a scanbat font of swimmers). [Google] [More] ⦿
Brazilian codesigner with Vicente Repolês Pessôa and Zed Martins of the 10-style 2d and 3d pixel font family called Processual (2008, Letra Um). Born in 1984 in Belo Horizonte.
Votarantim, Brazil-based designer of the techno logotype Singol (2013).
Graphic designer in Curitiba, Brazil. He created the compass and ruler face Curitiba (2011). Before that, he designed Repo (2011), an avant garde monoline sans face. That face will soon be available for free download. [Google] [More] ⦿
Tipocracia is the foundry of Henrique Nardi. Nardi is a Brazilian designer from Sao Paulo, who in 2003 cofounded Tipocracia: Estado Tipografico with Márcio Shimabukuro. He has a Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design, Anhembi Morumbi, Graphic Technology from SENAI and a Master's degree in Visual Arts from UNESP. Speaker at ATypI 2006 in Lisbon, and at ATypI 2009 in Mexico City, where he spoke on Lambe-lambe letters: Grafica Fidalga, São Paulo. Coorganizer with Luciano Cardinali in December 2008 of DiaTipo Natal in Sao Paulo in which the speakers were Gustavo Garcia, Fernando Mello, Gustavo Soares and Claudio Rocha. [Google] [More] ⦿
Matheus Barbosa (Tipoforme) is a graphic designer Fortaleza, Brazil, who studied design at the Universidade Federal de Pernambuco. He is studying typography at Universidad de Buenos Aires in the Masters program of CDT-UBA. His Armoribat 2, codesigned with Buggy, won an award at Tipos Latinos 2008. He also does calligraphic work. . [Google] [More] ⦿
Tipografia Artesanal Urbana
Brazilian free font foundry run by Vinicius Guimaraes, a designer who graduated from UFRJ in Rio. His fonts, all made in 2007: TAUcabea (handprinted headline face), TAUcontexto, TAUfilezin, TAUx-tudo (dingbats). [Google] [More] ⦿
Awards at the Tipografia Brasilis competition in 2001 in display typography: first prize Brasilero (by Crystian Cruz), second prize Buril (by Cassiano Saldanha), third prize Pero Vaz (by Ericson Straub). In the dingbat category we have: first prize Renato Pacicco Lofti with Skate, second prize Cassiano Saldanha with Street, third prize Marcelo Martinez with Agli Feices. [Google] [More] ⦿
Tipograma Fontes is the Sao-Paulo based foundry of Marcio Shimabukuro, who cofounded Tipocracia: Estado Tipografico with Henrique Nardi. Shimabukuro designed Blurdoni, Boggy, Cego, Heresia, Omelete, Pins, Pixal, Sound and Zoin. He is no longer making typefaces. [Google] [More] ⦿
Tipopotamo Fontes is a Brazilian foundry in Rio de Janeiro (also called Elesbao e Haroldinho) offering 27 free fonts. Designers: Claudio Reston, José Bessa, Fabio Eis.
Their fonts: AlmanaqueItalic, AlmanaqueNormal, AlmanaqueOutlineItalic, AlmanaqueOutline, AMassaFalida1, AMassaFalida2, AngularMedium, BacanaMesmoMedium, BacanaMedium, BlendadaNormal, BrailleSerif, BrasilisBold, Buchada (handwriting), Cadela (handwriting), CassulaDingbats (little men), CassulaTypeface (handwriting), Cistema (pixel font), EmboliaLunar (curly letters), LatrinaBlack, MobralMedium, NervosaNormal (handwriting), OdaraSemiBold (geometric experimental), SambambersBold, Supersonica, Surraundi (squarish letters), TechnocrataItalic, TechnocrataNormal. All fonts made in 1999-2001.
Tipos do aCaso
In 1998 a group of friends decided to study typography and produce digital types in Pernambuco, Brazil. Two years later they organize an exhibition of their work and established Tipos do aCASO as the first Brazilian Northeast digital type foundry. In the following years they sold and distributed their own types from catalogs, small objects and merchandising stuff. The group gained national prominence participating and being rewarded in competitive design exhibitions like Tipografia Brasilis, Pernambuco Design Conference, Biennial of Design by ADG-Brasil and Biennial Tipos Latinos. Soon the invitations to give lectures and workshops around the country started. The collective turns into a business and developes important dingbat projects for the Pernambuco's Government such as Manguebats and Armoribats. Today, Tipos do aCASO returned to its origins and works as a collective again. Managed by its founder, Buggy (author of the only Brazilian type design book written in Portuguese) the type foundry undertakes researches and promotes educational activities focusing on letterpress, typography and typeface design. Some designers:
Leonardo Buggy was born in Brazil in 1976. In 1998, two years before he graduated in design from UFPE, Buggy founded the first digital type foundry in northeastern of his country, Tipos do aCASO. Later, he worked as a graphic designer and art director collaborating and providing services to companies like Ford, Unilever, WalMart and Nannai Beach Resort. Between 2003 and 2006 he was cultural director of the Professional Association of Designers from Pernmabuco, APD-PE, and manager of Visual Arts and Design Centers of Recife City. At the same time he became CEO at Fundicio Design & Technology, member of Pernambuco's IT cluster. Still in 2006 he took a master's degree in Design also at UFPE. One year later, he wrote O MECOTipo, the first book published in Brazilian Portuguese about type design. In January 2008 he founded the Course of Technology in Graphic Design at Barros Melo College in Olinda City. He coordinated this first graphic design course offered in Pernambuco by a private institution until 2009, when he joined the staff of UFPE professors. He also organized and participated actively in conferences, exhibitions and competitions in Brazil and abroad, having been awarded on the 7th and 9th Biennial of Graphic design from ADG-Brasil, the 2004 and 2008 Biennial Tipos Latinos and the 2nd and 3rd Pernambuco Design. Currently, he works on post graduate programs in graphic design around his country and teaches typeface design, history of typography and printing techniques at the Design Center of CAA, UFPE. His most important fonts are Cordel, Disquete, Bitmap, Oxe, Regua, AvantBuggy, Lia and Fatwood. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
The Fifth Biennial of Latin American Typography---Tipos Latinos 2012 took place in Sao Paulo from August 25-26, 2012, at the Lapa Scipiao campus of SENAC. Speakers included Andrea Kulpas, Eduilson Coan, Ronald Kapaz, Luciano Cardinali, Daniel Sabino, Paul André Chagas, Crystian Cruz, and Fabio Lopez. There was a type critique session with Crystian Cruz, Fabio Lopez, and Marina Chaccur. [Google] [More] ⦿
Marcelo Magalhães (b. 1975, Rio de Janeiro) is a graduate (in 2004) of the Faculdade Senac de Comunicação e Artes in Brazil.
In 2008, he designed the slightly grungy comic book family Folk (+Outline, Shadow, Sketches, Solid) and the minimalist circular organic sans faces Giro Outline (2010) and Giro Light (2009, his graduation work at Faculdade Senac de Comunicação e Artes). Creator of the sans face Mono MMM 5 (2009). Initially, his faces were free (see Dafont, Abstract Fonts, or FontSquirrel).
In 2010, he went commercial as Tipos Pereira.
In 2012, he published the Londrina family of poster typefaces in four styles, Solid, Shadow, Outline and Sketches. These fonts are free at Google Web Fonts. Clinton Street (2012) is a titling typeface that was developed while Marcelo was at The Cooper Union in New York.
Tipos Populares do Brasil
Tony de Marco
Brazilian type and calligraphy magazine edited by Claudia Rocha Franco and Tony de Marco. Great list of links to Brazilian typographers. Based in Sao Paulo. There is an English addendum. Order here. [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer in Florianópolis, Brazil.
Type classification systems
Dead link. Joao Pedro Jacques' Brazilian page listing type classification systems: Maximilien Vox (1954), ATypI (1961), DIN 16518 (1964), BS 2961 (1967), Monotype (1970), Bitstream (1986), Linotype (1988), Adobe (1991), Microsoft (1991), URW++ (1996), PANOSE Latin (1997). [Google] [More] ⦿
Type Curitiba Foundry
TypeFolio Digital Foundry
TypeFolio is Marconi Lima's digital foundry, est. 2007. It is located in Macapá in Brazil's Amapá province (Amazonia). Marconi Lima (b. Brazil, 1973) is a graphic designer and art director. His faces:
Typography Mania is a weekly post series that comes around every Wednesday with the best of Typography design works on the web, from type videos to images everything is full of great design and typography inspiration. Users can submit their typography designs. It is managed by Paulo Canabarro, a web designer from Brazil currently living in Providence RI, USA. [Google] [More] ⦿
TZDZ is Bernardo Pereira (graduate in graphic design from ESDI/UERJ in 2004) and Aline Rodrigues (a graduate in print and pattern design at SENAI). Originally located in Brazil, they now operate out of Montreal. Behance link. Their fonts include Krasia May (2010, on commission for the Krasia May wine from Mendoza, Argentina). [Google] [More] ⦿
Launched in 2009, Unique Types is a special collection of fonts inspired by children suffering from physical disabilities. Each font is created under the Creative Common license and is free of rights and limitations on use. Free fonts include Ubiratan (2009, Gustavo Terra: bike dingbats), Nosewritten (2009, Welab), Iguais (2011, Paulo Bruno), Pequeninos (2011, Karina Duarte), Efeito Borboleta (2011, Yuri Chagas Lobo), Upixel (2011, Fata Comunicação), Pe da Letra (2011, Diego Araujo), Eric Oliveira (2011, Rodrigo Franz), Times To Go (2011, Danilo Siqueira), Importancia (2011, Samuel Ferreira), United (2011, Leandro Fortuna), Touching Letters (2011, Rafael Takeo), Com a outra (2011, Rodolfo Sarno), Somos Fortes (2011, Karen Sampaio), FaltaAlgumaCoisa? (2011, Karen Sampaio), Horizontes (2011, Karen Sampaio and Eduardo Batiston), Juntas (2011, Paulo Medeiros Carvalho (Feijão), NoAccess (2011, Felipe Bellintani), Connect (2011, Bruno Magalhaes), I Help AACD (2011, Felipe Vidal), Continue Caminhando (2011, Thiago Camargo), Escada X (2011, Thiago Camargo), Mobiludade Social (2011, Thiago Camargo), Nova Tipo (2011, Thiago Camargo), Yezza Font (2011, Fernando Volken Togni), Difference (2011, Giancarlo Meneghini), Perfect Font (2011, Johlen Teixeira). AACD stands for Associação de Assistência à Criança Deficiente. [Google] [More] ⦿
At the FAU (Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism) of USP (University of Sao Paulo, pronounce "oospee"), one can take type design courses from the likes of Priscila Farias, on the way to an undergraduate degree in design. [Google] [More] ⦿
Valerio Di Lucente
Bazilian graphic designer (b. 1988) and art director who lives in Sao Paulo. Creator of the ultra black face SubSquare (2009). Aka "subdoom".
Sao Paulo-based designer of LOTT (2010), a simplified sans face. LOT stands for Lion Of The Tribe.
Graphic designer in Criciuma and Florianopolis, Brazil, b. 1989. Creator of the monoline avant garde sans face Caos Light (2010), the handrprinted Mierda (2011), and the minimalist organic face Nawger Sans (2011). Home page. [Google] [More] ⦿
Zózimo Teixeira Pinto Neto