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R-Type (or: Rui Abreu) [Rui Abreu]

R-Type was founded by Rui Abreu in 2008. Rui graduated from FBAUP (Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade do Porto) in 2003. He has been working as an interactive media designer in different design agencies, and he has been designing typefaces. Based in Porto, he created Tirana (2006, sans family at T26), Catacumba (2007, a gorgeous bold didone titling face, T26; in 2009 at Fountain/PsyOps), Cifra (2006, a lovely ten weight sans family, T26), Nomada (2007, a monoline slab serif), Salto Alto (2006, avant garde sans family, with octagonal influences), Foral (2008, monoline slab serif; published by Fountain in 2010), and Forma (2006, stencil family, T26).

In 2008, he published Orbe (Fountain), an exotic all-caps blackletter inspired by Portuguese and Lombardic calligraphy [it deservedly won an award at TDC2 2009; Orbe Pro at MyFonts], Gesta (2008, sans family), Gesta Condensed (2012), Gesta Semi Condensed (2012), Gira Sans (2012, a grotesque family), Foral Pro (2011, an elliptical slab serif), Catacumba (2011, a high-contrast ball terminal wedge serif family), Aria Pro (2011, a delicate high-contrast transitional serif family), Forma Solid (T26).

In 2013, Rui published Aria Text (a rational (transitional) toned-down version of Aria that comes in three sets of optical sizes, G1, G2, and G3), the geometric sans family Azo Sans and Azo Sans Uber, a geometric sans with a humanist element. Grafolita Script (2013) is a connected typeface family that borrows ideas from signage scripts.

Typefaces from 2014: Litania (medieval-style typeface with roman capitals, Lombardic capitals, and Carolingian minuscules; nice fists accompany the type), Signo (a dynamic sans serif with reverse contrast, designed for editorial and branding). Signo won an award in the TDC 2015 Type Design competition.

Typefaces from 2015: Montblanc (a custom sans for the Montblanc company that won the IF Design award in 2015), Usual (a neutral sans with large x-height). In 2010, Peter Bruhn started a typeface but he died before it was finished. In 2015, Rui Abrey and Göran Söderström finished it as Bruhn Sans (Fountain Type). In 2010 Peter was commissioned to design a wordmark for the documentary Harbour of Hope. The type was to ellicit Malmö's harbor, and Peter found inspiration from the painted type of industrial tankers docked in his hometown.

Typefaces from 2016: Grifo, Symbio and Symbio Arabic (at Typotheque; prize winner at Granshan 2016), Sul Sans (a geometriclly constructed sans with features frequently seen on signs and buildings in Portugal).

Typefaces from 2017: Sul Mono (a typewriter style), Grifito, Grifinito (condensed versions of the sharp-edged display typeface Grifo), Aquino (by Rui Abreu and Ricardo Santos; a display calligraphic stencil typeface inspired by a liturgic book made by Portuguese friar Tomas Aquino in 1735).

MyFonts interview in August 2013. MyFonts page. T-26 page. Old home page. Klingspor link. Fountain Type link.

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INTERNAL LINKS
Type designers ⦿ Type designers ⦿ Type in Portugal ⦿ Stencil fonts ⦿ Octagonal typefaces ⦿ Commercial fonts (small outfits) ⦿ Blackletter fonts ⦿ Calligraphic typefaces ⦿ Avant Garde typefaces ⦿ Modern style [Bodoni, Didot, Walbaum, Thorowgood, Computer Modern, etc.] ⦿ Signage typefaces ⦿ Carolingian typefaces ⦿ Lombardic types ⦿ Fists, pointing hands ⦿ Typefaces with arrows ⦿ Corporate typefaces ⦿ Typefaces and type design for Arabic ⦿ Monospaced fonts ⦿ Typewriter fonts ⦿








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Luc Devroye ⦿ School of Computer Science ⦿ McGill University Montreal, Canada H3A 2K6 ⦿ lucdevroye@gmail.com ⦿ http://luc.devroye.org ⦿ http://luc.devroye.org/fonts.html