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[Calligraphy by Manoel Andrade de Figueiredo, Lisbon, 1722]

Luc Devroye
McGill University
Montreal, Canada
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http://luc.devroye.org
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A. Diana

During her studies in Lisbon, A. Diana created the display typeface Prata (2014), which is based on Courier. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Abilio Vieira

Lisbon-based designer (b. 1984) of the origami font Ementa Sumo (2012) and of the artsy typeface Bertrand which was inspired by the signage of Livraria Bertrand in Lisbon. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Adriana Fonseca

Adriana Fonseca (Lisbon) created Lavor Sans (2012, monoline sans with some curvy elements). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alberto Menéres

Alberto Menéres (Porto, Portugal) created the modular typeface Hivan in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alex Paganelli

Graphic designer in Lisbon, who created Type Hype (2012), a multicolored geometric typeface.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alexander Cabral

Graduate of Escola Superior de Artes e Design de Matosinhos, Portugal. Now in Vila do Conde, Portugal, Alexander Cabral created these typefaces for school projects in 2013: Interessa, Nazaré. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alexandra Mendes

Since 2003, Alexandra Mendes runs Blank, a Porto, Portugal-based brand identity and graphic design agency.

Licht Punt (2010) is the geometrically precise custom typeface used in the Sky High project for the Radisson Blu hotel in Hasselt, Belgium.

In 2011, she published the art deco family Rosetta, and wrote: Rosetta font was designed by Alexandra Mendes for an upcoming branding project. The typeface design is inspired in all things lovely and luscious of the female intimate universe: lingerie, lace, blush powder, négligé, bustier, lip gloss and other lavish niceties. Should feel as a flirt, the subtle wink of the eye, a roseate glow. Rosetta is a coquette who flirts with life, winking her eyes, batting her lashes, flicking her hair, leaving her scent behind as she passes on the street, turning heads, with her whispering lips and waddling feline walk. Teasing and feigned disinterest to test the reliability of her admirers. Tall slenderizing lines and delicate curves shape the form of Rosetta. The typeface look is minimal and contemporary but reminiscent of a certain "je ne sais quoi" of Art Deco. There's a pure linear geometric symmetry to the font, to create a look of elegant modernity, that exudes a flair for glamour. Rosetta is a font family set composed by the styles: Rosetta, Rosetta Blush, Rosetta Bloom, Rosetta Bud. Images of Rosetta: i, ii, iii, iv, v, vi, vii, viii, ix, x. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alexandra Ramos

Lisbon-based creator of the warm typeface Carioca (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alexandre Lopes

Lisbon-based creator of the monoline caps face Angle (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alexandre Matos

Portuguese photographer and designer in Viana do Castelo, Portugal. Alexandre obtained a degree in Graphic Design at IPCA (Polytechnic Institute of Cavado and Ave) in Barcelos in 2010. He created the elegant squarish typeface Finez (2010) and the geometric circle arc-themed sans face Ronde (2010, his graduation work). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alexandre Relvão

Designer from Coimbra, Portugal, who made Quebra-Costas (2011, elliptical), Broad Nip (2011), Wine and Modern Delicatessen (2011, an angular face) and Primavera em Fevereiro (2011, a refined high-contrast sans). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alexandre Resende Aletribow

Oliveira de Azeméis, Portuga-based designer of the calligraphic typeface Platonic (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alexandre Tiago

During his graphic design studies in Caldas da Reinha, Portugal, Alexandre Tiago created the thin display sans typeface Borganica (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alexandrino José das Neves

Portuguese type founder and director of the Imprensa Nacional Portuguesa until 1821, when he left to start his own business. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Aline de Carvalho

Aline de Carvalho, who lives in Sao Paulo, has studied in many cities, including at ESDI Escola Superior de Desenho Industrial (2006), ESAD École Supérieure D'arts Décoratifs de Strasbourg (2008) and FADU UBA (University of Buenos Aires, 2012). Her graduation work in 2012 at FADU-UBA consisted of the sans typeface Figo.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alter Order
[Pedro Azevedo Gonçalves]

Alter Order is the web alias for Pedro Gonçalves, a Portuguese art director based in Barcelona. Creator of the ultra black slab face Gorda Slab (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Amelia Lageiro

During her studies at IADE, Amelia Lageiro (Sintra, Portugal) designed the circle-based sans typeface All (2014), a typeface based on Christopher J.Lee's Canter. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Amorim A. Ferreira

during his graphic design studies in Caldas da Reinha, Portugal, Amorim A. Ferreira designed the slightly elliptical display sans typeface Avocat (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ana Catarina Hagatong

Lisbon-based designer of the stylish squarish art deco typeface for the Bertrand Library (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ana Catarina Mendes

Portuguese photographer and graphic design student who lives in Amarante. She created the beautiful neo-humanist sans face Kamora (2011). This face has ball terminals and flared strokes. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ana Claudia Rodrigues

Design student in Coimbra, Portugal, who created Abstractia (2012) and the caps alphabet Alfabeto Illustrado (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ana Cotovio

Lisbon-based designer of the geometric stencil typeface Alien (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ana Dias

Braga, Portugal-based designer of the serif face Joanna (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ana Margarida Soares

Codesigner with Joana Silva of the display typeface Palimbagan in 2012. Ana Margarida lives in Figueira da Foz, Portugal. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ana Melo

Ana Catarina Melo (Barcelos, Portugal) created a modular squarish typeface entitled Maya (2013), as well as an unnamed set of pictograms. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ana Parracho

Portuguese designer (b. 1990) of the free old typewriter typeface Ana's Rusty Typewriter (2013) and the sans face Squiggly Asta (2013). In 2014, she made Night Still Comes, a serif typeface family in four styles, and Calling Cards (sans).

Dafont link. Creative Market link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ana Raquel Araujo

Editorial designer and illustrator in Guimaraes, Portugal. Creator of a brush all-caps alphabet in 2010 while studying at ESEIG. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ana Rita Almeida

Porto, Portugal-based creator of the calligraphic typeface Violeta (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ana Starhan

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.

Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ana Torres

During her studies at FBAUP, Ana Torres (Porto, Portugal) designed the thin display typeface Natura (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ana Vieira da Silva

Graphic designer in Leiria, Portugal, who created the wide semibold mini-serifed typeface Cooka (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anabela Cabral

During her studies at Ponta Delgada, Portugal, Anabela Cabral designed the colonial display face Ilda (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anabela Noites

Vila Real, Portugal-based designer of the modular typeface Torga (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anabela Ruivo

Graphic designer in Leira, Portugal. Creator of the display typeface Monokata (2014) and of the artificial language font Eu (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andre Crespo

Andre Crespo or Andre Sousa (b. 1988, Porto, Portugal) studies towards an MA in communication design in Lisbon, and is involved in BlankGap Inc in Lisbon, a design studio. Behance link. He did Didot Refresh (2010, a Didot revival). [Google] [More]  ⦿

André Anselmo

Portalegre, Portugal-based designer of the geometric typeface No Reason (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

André Beato
[Media one]

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André Gonçalves

As a student in Porto, André Gonçalves designed a layered typeface simply called The Light Typeface (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

André Martins

Lisbon-based freelance graphic designer. Creator of Modular M8 (2009), a techno sans. Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

André Silva

Porto, Portugal-based designer of a typeface in 2013 that is based on the Superveloz principle, i.e., all glyphs are constructed on the basis of just a few maternal strokes. [Google] [More]  ⦿

André Sousa

Graphic designer in Santo Tirso (Porto), Portugal. In 2011, he created the hairline sans face Wayne Thin, the counterless fat slab face Rotula, and the fat round Wayne Black. He also made Virtude (2011, a Garamond revival). In 2012, he added Urbe (3d face).

Typefaces from 2013 include the grid-based modular typeface family Kamo, which comes with Kamo Stencil.

Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andreia Cirne Santos

Portuguese illustrator, who created Olive Oil Alphabet (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andreia Costa

During her studies in Lisbon, Andreia Costa designed the circle-based alchemic typeface Oculta (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andreia dos Reis

Graduate of ESAD.cr (Escola Superior de Artes e Design das Caldas da Rainha). Lisbon-based creator of the modular typeface Naïfa (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andreia Marques

Graphic designer in Lisbon. Creator of the curly script Le Mariage (2011), a wedding invitation font. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andreia Oliveira

Porto, Portugal-based designer of a lowercase for Bank Gothic and of Bank Gothic Condensed in 2014 as a school project. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Angela Torres

Angela Torres (Vila do Conde, Portugal) created the typeface Marinha (2014) during her studies at Escola Superior de Artes e Design de Caldas da Rainha (ESAD.CR). Marinha is characterized by wavy serifs. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anita Abarenkova

At Escola Superior de Artes e Design de Caldas da Rainha (ESAD.CR), Portugal, during an exchange program, Anita Abarenkova (Riga, Latvia) created the stencil typeface Anita PT Light (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anna Coutinho

Anna Coutinho from Porto, Portugal and Mariana Almeida (from Angra do Heroismo, Portugal) designed a great codex-style logo for Formatos Design in 2010. [Google] [More]  ⦿

António Fonseca

Porto-based designer of the delicate type family Amarantino (2008), which starts with a slightly elliptical Extra Light weight. [Google] [More]  ⦿

António Martins
[Guincho, 1421]

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Antonio Avelar

Designer in Lisbon who created the display typeface Nu Delhi (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Antonio Joao Monteiro

Graphic designer Antonio Joao Monteiro (b. 1984, Oporto, Portugal) lives on The Azores. He studied at ESAD (Escola Superior de Artes e Design). His typefaces, all made with FontStruct, include Ayda (2012, modular: was called JM Type), Galatica (2012, futuristic).

FontStruct link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Antonio Segurado

FontStructor who made Baldy Sans (2011), Digistep (2011) and Shavy Caps (2011). Antonio is based in Lisbon. Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Antprojekt

Porto, Portugal-based typographic bureau, which published the Musa and Plate Font in 2011. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Aprígio Morgado

Designer in Moita, Portugal, who cofounded Tipos das Letras (TdL) in 2013 with Ricardo Santos and Rúben Dias. The three cofounders published TDL Ruha Hairline (a modern slab serif) and TDL Ruha Latin (a wedge serif) in 2014. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Arcada

A committee of Portuguese design students (Ivo Reis (Porto), Gilberto Ribeiro (Vila do Conde), Tiago Pereira (Porto), Bruno Marques (Porto), Raquel Dias (Porto), Goncalo Neves Cruz (Maia), and dPigs Design Studio (Porto)) cofounded Arcada for organizing conferences, seminars, exhibitions, and workshops about design. Their logo is based on the arched Arcada typeface (2013) which was inspired by the arches of the aqueduct in Vila do Conde, Portugal. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ariana Pereira

Ariana Pereira (Viseu, Portugal) made the experimental faces PAC ABC (2011) and Castelo Branco (2011). Still in 2011, she made an experimental modular typeface that is modeled after Supertipo Veloz. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Arianne Amores

During her studies at IADE in Lisbon, Portugal, Arianne Amores created the slabbed typeface Manteigaria (2014), which was inspired by an old shop sign. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Armando Davide

Graduate of ESEIG. Porto, Portugal-based creator of the modular display typeface Argentina (2012) and the slab serif display face Ice Break Type (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Arnold Pryada

Porto, Portugal-based designer of The Original (2014), Halberd (2014), Intwist (2014), and Revolver (2014, bilined poster typeface). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Artes Finais
[Rui Silva]

Portuguese type blog run by Rui Silva. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Artur Basto

During his studies in Porto, Portugal, Artur Basto designed an experimental typeface (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Artur Faria

Graphic designer and illustrator in Porto, Portugal. He created the octagonal typeface Numb (2010) and the experimental type Folded Square (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Atelier Carvalho Bernau
[Kai Bernau]

Foundry and studio run by Susana Carvalho and Kai Bernau (see also his Letterlabor site), located in Den Haag, The Netherlands, and established in 2006. Has a blog.

Kai Bernau (b. 1978) studied graphic design at the University of Applied Sciences Schwabisch Gmünd in Germany before relocating to the Netherlands, where he graduated from the Design & Typography course of the KABK in The Hague in 2005 with his successful Neutral Typeface project. He continued in the KABK's Type and Media Master course where he graduated in 2006. Kai teaches type design in the Master in Art Direction program at ECAL in Lausanne, Switzerland. Susana Carvalho and Kai Bernau formed Atelier Carvalho Bernau, which is based in The Hague, The Netherlands.

Typefaces:

  • In 2010, they published the free titling grotesk Jean-Luc (Godard), inspired by the movie titling in (1967). Bernau writies: We did not find out who originally made the lettering for these two movies. Some speculate it could have been Godard himself. Godard's interest in graphic design and typography is clear, with many of his other films employing such strong typography-only titles and intertitles. They are almost a self-sufficient entity, another character in the movie, another comment. This style of lettering is so interesting to us because it is such a clear renunciation of the pretty, classical title screens that were common in that time's more conservative films. It has a more vernacular and brutishly low-brow character; this lettering comes from the street: We can not prove this at all, but we think it may be derived from the stencil letters of the Plaque Découpée Universelle, a lettering device invented in the 1870s by a certain Joseph A. David, and first seen in France at the 1878 Exposition Universelle, where it found broad appeal and rapid adoption. We think this style of lettering was absorbed into the public domain vernacular of French lettering, and that the 2 ou 3 choses titles are derived from these quotidien lettering style, as it would seem to fit Godard's obsession with vernacular typography. We learned about the PDU through Eric Kindel's article in Typography Papers 7. In 2009, then-Werkplaats Typografie student Dries Wiewauters surprised us with a revival of the Plaque Découpée Universelle. Below, the JeanLuc alphabet (white) and the PDU alphabet (blue), to show similarities and differences.
  • Lyon Text and Lyon Display (2005-2010). These are two text families done at Commercial Type. They say: Lyon is a suite of contemporary reading typefaces for modern publications, based on historical models of the 16th century punch cutter Robert Granjon. Lyon reflects our convictions about modern digital typeface design: A decisively digital outline treatment that reveals our modern repertoire of tools, and the typeface itself as a modern design tool, paired with a certain Times-like unobtrusiveness in the Text sizes, contrasts nicely with Lyon's 16th century heritage.
  • Neutraface Slab (2007-2009, art directed by Christian Schwartz and Ken Barber). The slab of the famous Neutraface family at House Industries.
  • Neutral (2005-2009). The Neutral typeface was Kai's graduation project from the KABK undergrad course. It is what one could call a basic sans. It first appeared as Neutral BP in the now defunct B&P Foundry. In 2014, Typotheque picked it up. Kai writes: Neutral was inspired by typefaces that seem ageless, remaining fresh and relevant even decades after they were designed. It was constructed based on a set of parameters derived by measuring and averaging a number of popular 20th-century Sans Serif fonts.
  • Custom typeface Munich Re (2008-2009) for the Munich Re Reinsurance group. MunichRe Sans takes roots in the grotesque types of the 1950s (among others, Dick Dooijes' Mercator for the Lettergieterij Amsterdam).
  • Custom face Harvard Museum Neutral (2008).
  • Atlas Grotesk (2012, by Kai Bernau, Susan Carvalho and Christian Schwartz, Commercial Type). A revival of Dick Dooijes's Mercator.
  • Custom face Proprio (2007-2009) for the Fabrico Proprio project. This is a willfully bare-bones grotesk family without any snootiness.

Klingspor link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

ATypI 2006

ATypI 2006 was held in Lisbon, Portugal, from 27 September-1 October 2006 on the theme Typographical Journeys. Mario Feliciano was the main organizer. Luc's report. Picture report by Dan Reynolds. One by Jean-Baptiste Levée. Pictures at Flickr. Pictures by Dan Rhatigan. Van Lancker's pictures. A French report with pics by Jean-Baptiste Levée. His pictures. General Flickr site. Pics by Rob Keller. Roger Black's pic of Spiekermann. Oleg Koshe's pics of Verena Gerlach's talk. Tagir Safaev's pics of the newspaper design track. Oleg Koshe's pics of Massimo Vignelli and François Chastanet and Spiekermann's main talk. Comments and links by Dan Reynolds. Lisbon Letters by Jerrold Maddox (Penn State University). Oleg Koshe's report on Kindel&Smeijers. Brief report by Ana Sabino. Pictures by Birx. Henrique Nardi's shots. Ukrainian report (+pics) by Victor Kharyk. Pics by Protype. Pics by Vera Estafieva. Pictures by Iria Cunha (and many transparencies of talks). Yves Peters comments. letters.sdu (VinOlga, Annette) shows a collection of Lisbon street lettering images. See also the fontme site for Lisbon stree lettering. The student volunteers have their own photographs on Picasa: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Augusto Tavares Dias

Augusto Tavares Dias (Sintra, Portugal) created the thin monoline sans typeface ATD (2012).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Awkward Hekiw

Blurred Portuguese designer (b. 1983) of the grunge face Meagre (2010). His studio. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bárbara Alves

Graduate from Portugal who obtained a Masters degree from KABK, Den Haag. She designed the Dialogue type family for screen reading. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bank
[Sebastian Bissinger]

BANK is a French/German design agency based in Berlin. It markets its fonts through T-26, starting in 2009. In 2009, Sebastian Bissinger and Matthieu David made the display faces Sintra and Yummy. Sintra is a 3d face that simulates letters made from folded material---Sebastian Bissinger was inspired by the sign of a shoe shop in Sintra, Portugal. Yummy was inspired by cookie cutters. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Barbara Mendes

Lisbon-based graphic designer who created the art deco typeface Lisboa (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Beatriz Cóias
[Pyramid Type]

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Beatriz Cóias
[Thrashin]

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Bernadete Ermida

Braga, Portugal-based designer of F Tech (2013), a techno outline typeface. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bernardo Braga

During his studies in Porto, Portugal, Bernardo Braga created the display typeface Graph (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bob Design

Bob Design (Leiria, Portugal) created the liquid sans display face Vogallips in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Boicatirina

Illustrator in Porto, Portugal, who created Comb Type (2013). Particularly original are the illustrations that are based on a short story from the italian writer, Gianni Celati. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bráulio Amado

Portuguese type designer who lives in Almada. He created the octagonal face No Manners (2010). His foundry at MyFonts.

MyFonts link. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Braulio Santos

Graphic designer in Lisbon, who made the squarish typeface Stereo 1.0 in 2012. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Brígida Guerreiro

As a communication design student in University of Algarve, Faro, Portugal, Brigida Guerreiro (b. 1992, Faro) created Ulmo Slab (2013).

Cargo Collective link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Brigida Lourenco Guerreiro

During her communication design studies in Faro, Portugal, Brigida Lourenco Guerreiro created the hipster typeface Limiar (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bruna Silva

Graduate of Escola Superior de Artes e Design das Caldas da Rainha, class of 2013. Lisbon-based designer of the display typeface Burly (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bruno Albuquerque

Graphic designer from Barcelos, Portugal. Together with Miguel de Sousa and Marcelo Santos, he made BetaDin (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bruno Franco

Graphic designer and photographer in Caldas da Rainha, Portugal. Based on DIN 1451, he created Geometrische in 2010. Flickr page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bruno Galrito

Designer in Palmela, Portugal. Creator of the monoline sans typeface Burana (2012).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bruno Mauricio

Bruno Mauricio (Braga, Portugal) created Innerville (2013) by taking Baskerville as a model. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bruno Reis Santos

Bruno Reis Santos (Caldos da Reinha, Portugal) created the typeface Bigodim (2013). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bruno Roda

Designer from Lisbon. He created the modular experimental face Pista (2010), which is based on sections of model car race tracks, and could be considered prismatic or op-art. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bruno Rodrigues

Faro, Portugal-based designer who created Double Typeface (2012, outlined caps), Memoria (2013, a modular typeface done with Joao Miranda), Big (2013, a headline sans done with Joao Miranda), and Silo (2013).

Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bruno Santinho

Illustrator who was born in Lisbon and lived in the Northeastern part of the USA for seven years before returning to Lisbon for a few more years and finally settling in Geneva, Switzerland. Behance link. Cargocollective link. He created the typeface Wrong (2010). The lettering in his poster Glassjaw (2010) is also worthy of being turned into a font. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bruno Santos

Coimbra, Portugal-based designer of the the 3d typeface Slow Mo (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bruno Simão

Graphic designer and illustrator in Lisbon. In 2014, Bruno Simão created Next Century, a futuristic techno take on New Century Schoolbook. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bruno Zão

Architect, writer and illustrator Bruno Zao (Esposende, Portugal) created a connect the dots typeface in 2012 called Gran Riserva Dj's.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cátia

Portuguese designer of Alertse (2008, a Valentine's Day font). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cadernos de Tipografia

Portuguese on-line typography magazine distributed in PDF format. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Carina Saa

During her studies at ESAD in Porto, Portugal, Carina Saa created the display typeface Clean (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Carla Rocha

Graphic designer in Angra do Heroismo, Portugal. Creator of Chronica (2012), a decorative baroque typeface which was inspired by a didone typeface used in 1830 by Chronica de Terceira on the Azores. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Carlos A. Sousa

Long-haired graphic design student in Lisbon, who created Haired (2013), a display typeface that is inspired by hair. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Carlos Ferreira

Another young Portuguese talent, b. 1985. Based in Aveiro, he studied graphic design in 2009 at the Instituto Politécnico do Cávado e do Ave, IPCA. Creator of FF Café (2007-2008), a font created based on rigorous compass and ruler instructions. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Carlos Gois

Freelance graphic designer in Porto who made a stunning tall condensed poster font in 2012 called Vallentina.

In 2013, he designed Ragazza (an alchemic typeface). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Carlos Rocha

Graphic designer and illustrator in Porto, Portugal. He created the display face Queen (2009). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Carlos Rosa

Portuguese graphic designer and Professor of Design who made several sets of pictograms in 2010. He has won the Portuguese National Design Award for 2009 and 2010. He also has a Portuguese blog with some discussions about type, called O Design e a Ergonomia. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Carlos Trancoso

Portuguese designer in Caldas da Rainha. He created Sparta (2011). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Carmen Murteira

During her studies at the University of Evora, Portugal, Carmen Murteira designed an unnamed display typeface (2013, with Ana Guerreiro). She lives in Montemor-o-Novo, Portugal. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Carolina Bettencourt

Portuguese designer (b. 1986) who is based in Macau. Creator of the free script face Bettencourt (2012). Her display face Radius (2013) is also free.

Behance link. Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Carolina Simões

Portuguese digital photographer and artist in Coimbra. She created the pointy face Retrotype (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Catarina Antunes

Lisbon-based creator of the oil slick display face Ville Nouvelle de Boughezoul (2011), probably as a commission for the Algerian city of Boughezoul. She is a graduate from IADE in Lisbon. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Catarina Barreira

Portuguese design student at the University of Aveiro in Portugal. In 2009, as part of a typography class project, Catarina and four co-students (Miriam Flores, Ana Carreira, José Bronze and Marco Costa) designed Regular (FontStruct). While it looks like a thin angular type, she says that inspiration came from handmade type found on a statue of José Estevão Coelho de Magelhães (1809-1862), a remarkable revolutionary political figure in the city of Aveiro. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Catarina Dantas

Graphic designer from Portugal, who has an M.A. in communication design from Central Saint Martins, London. She currently works in Mexico City. Creator of the lively typeface Fino (2009). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Catarina Leal

Aveiro, Portugal-based designer of the display sans face Bender (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Catarina Monteiro

Graphic designer in Lisbon. Together with Joana Caramona, she created the spiraled hypnotic font Lollipop (2009). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Catarina Rogado

During her design studies at IADE in Lisbon, Portugal, Catarina Rogado created the Neopop typeface (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Catarina Vilhena Cabrita

Graphic designer in Portimao, Portugal, who created the minimalist straight-edged modular typeface Anglar (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Catia Costa

Porto, Portugal-based creator of an art deco typeface in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

César Modesto

Alcanena, Portugal-based creator of the curvy Mimosa (2011), Urubu (2012, angular), Diamante Robusto (2011), and the display family Rapazola (2011). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Celia Losa

FontStructor who made the stencil face Solatype (2011) while studying with Jorge Marques at the Instituto Politecnico do Cávado e do Ave in Portugal. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cheila Silva

Albufeira, Portugal-based designer of the triangulated typeface Lusa (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cláudio Campos

MA student in design at IADE in Oeiras, Portugal. He created Match Font (2011), an alphabet composed of match sticks. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Claudia Ferreira

Designer in Villa Franca de Xira, Portugal, who is studying at ESAD.CR (Caldas da Rainha, Portugal). She created the elegant high-contrast condensed serif typeface Sophis (2012), which has elements of a didone. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Claudia Gomes

During her studies, Claudia Gomes (Fafe, Portugal) designed an unnamed pixelish typeface (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Claudia Leonardo

During her studies in Seimbra, Portugal, Claudia Leonardo designed the experimental typeface Fantastico (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Claudio Ferreira

Graphic designer in Lourinha, Portugal. Behance link.

Creator of Louriana (2010), a geometric slab serif. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cris Barbosa

A resident of Lisbon, Cris Barbosa is a graphic and brand designer who has worked on a Hebrew font, Ivrit (2009). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cristiano Vieira

Portuguese designer of the geometric and humanist sans face Danck (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Daniel Fidalgo

Santarem, Portugal-based designer of the display typeface Gold Fish (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Daniel Gomes

Porto, Portugal-based designer of Ripple Type (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Daniel Machado

Daniel Machado (Obidos, Portugal) got a degree in graphic design at the Escola Superior de Artes e Design das Caldas da Rainha in 2010. He created the packaging (sans) font La Boite (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Daniel Santos

Portuguese motion graphics designer in Leiria, who designed the Postit face (2011, a marker pen face). [Google] [More]  ⦿

David Carvalho
[Karpa]

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David Conceição

Design student at the School of Fine-Arts of the University of Porto, Portugal. Designer and illustrator. Creator of the calligraphic typeface Illustrissima (2012) and of the grungy Civitas (2012).

Devian Tart link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

David Galasse

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.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

David Laranjeira

Designer (b. 1978) at [T-26] of the techno/dot matrix font family Zink (2002), which has a connect-the-dots style called Zink-Boned. That font also appeared at Typotek. He graduated in 2001 from Ecole Estienne in Paris, where for his thesis, he created a type family called Villeneuve, which revived a type made in 1732 by engraver and type designer Jean de Villeneuve (Vilanova) for the Royal Academy of History of Portugal. He wrote another thesis there entitled Le Champfleury de Geofroy Tory. Manuel de typographie ou divagation esthétique autour de la lettre?.

Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

David Mendes

Graphic designer from Lisbon. Creator of Dav Sans (2006). [Google] [More]  ⦿

David Rafachinho

Graphic and type designer in Lisbon. He created an experimental display face in 2010. [Google] [More]  ⦿

David Santos

David Santos (Porto, Portugal) has a design degree from the Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal (2011) and a masters degree in graphic design from the Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade do Porto (2013), where he researched typefaces for dyslexics. In his type design class at FBAUP, he codesigned a decorative caps typeface with Francisca Paiva, Maria Branco and Margarida Basto in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

David Vale

Designer based in Ferreira do Zezere. Portugal. In 2011, David created the paperclip face New Line. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Debora Ramos

Lisbon-based creator of the sans face Nitidus (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Diana Salavisa

Editorial and graphic designer in Lisbon. During a workshop with Rita Dias at Fbaul, she created a font called Tetris (2007). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dinis Liberato

Oporto, Portugal-based FontStructor who made the modular typeface DL01 in 2013.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dino dos Santos
[dstype]

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Diogo André Costa

FontStructor from Trofa, Portugal, who made the monoline organic sans typeface Urbs (2013).

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Diogo d'Sousa

Braga, Portugal-based creator (b. 1988) of a pixelish typeface in 2013. He graduated from ESAP (Escola Superior Artística do Porto) and EPB (Escola Profissional de Braga). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Diogo Oliveira

Portuguese designer who used FontStruct to make the modular (slabby or octogonal) faces Sexta-Feira (+Sans) and Mini-Bodoni in 2008-2009. Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Diogo Pisoeiro

Tomar, Portugal-based designer of the angular face Aga (2011), Alpha (2011, sci-fi), Espasmo (2011, futuristic and triangular, in 22 weights: Ten Dollar Fonts), Espasmo Hand (2011, a curvy version), Ladoni (2011, an angular version of Bodoni), the futuristic monoline face Omega (2011), and of the very experimental families Xing Xang Xung (2011) and Que (2011). In 2011, he started a commercial foundry.

Typefaces from 2012 include Barceloneta (an alchemic typeface at Ten Dollar Fonts) and Magna (a gorgeous fat didone typeface).

Cargocollective link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Diogo Vareta
[Graphitèque]

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DPIGS Design Studio
[Tiago Pereira]

Studio in Porto, Portugal. Partners include Tiago Pereira, Bruno Marques, and Ivo Reis. Their typefaces are for logos or display, mainly: Shanghai (2014, a logotype), Tokyo Type (2014, a logotype).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

dstype
[Dino dos Santos]

Established in 1994, dstype used to offer free fonts but has gone commercial now. It is run by Dino dos Santos (b. 1971, Oporto) from Oporto, Portugal. He graduated in Graphic Design at ESAD, Matosinhos. He received a Masters degree in Multimedia Arts at FBAUP, Porto. MyFonts place. In 2006 he won the Creative Review Type Design Competition in the Revival/Extension Family. At ATypI 2006 in Lisbon, he spoke about Portuguese lettering since 1700. Interview in 2007. Pic. Klingspor link. Dino created these typefaces:

  • Access (1997).
  • Acta, Acta Display and Acta Poster (2011, +Poster swashes). A didone fashion mag family. First designed for Chilean newspaper La Tercera in 2010, DSType's Acta family is a clean information design type system. It includes Acta Symbols, an extensive dingbat family.
  • Acto (2012). Acto is a type system designed as the sans serif counterpart of the previous released Acta. Both type families were designed in 2010 for the redesign of the Chilean newspaper La Tercera.
  • Andrade Pro (a modern) and Andrade Script Pro: based on the calligraphy of Andrade de Figueiredo, ca. 1722.
  • Anubis (2003): a unicase face.
  • Aparo (2013). A plumpish elegant high-contrast script face.
  • Apud and Apud Display (2010): a high-contrast serif family.
  • Aquila (2004).
  • Boldina (2004). A fat informal poster family with 18 weights and styles.
  • Braga (2011, Dino dos Santos and Pedro Leal). This is a layered font design family. Dino writes: Braga is an exuberant baroque typeface, named after a portuguese city, also known as the baroque capital of Portugal. Our latest typographic extravaganza comes with a multitude of fonts designed to work like layers, allowing to insert color, lines, gradients, patterns, baroque, floral swashes, and many other graphic elements. Starting with Braga Base, you can add any of the twenty-three available styles, to create colourful typographic designs.
  • Capsa (2008): a family that was inspired by, but is not a revival of the Claude Lamesle types Gros Romain Ordinaire and Saint Augustin Gros Oeil.
  • Ception (2001): a futuristic sans family.
  • Cultura, and its improved version Cultura New (2013), a text book typeface family.
  • Decline (1996).
  • Dione (2003): a sans; redone in 2009 as Dobra at TypeTrust. See also Dobra Slab (2009).
  • Esta (2004-2005): extensive (transitional) text and newsprint family.
  • Estilo (2005): a gorgeous and simple art deco-ish geometric headline face. This was accompanied by Estilo Script (2006), Estilo Text (2007, a 6-style rounded sans family), and later, Estilo Pro (2010, +Hairline).
  • Ezzo: a sans family.
  • Factor (1997).
  • Finura (2009): this face has hints of University Roman.
  • Fragma (2003): squarish techno family.
  • Girga (+Italic, +Engraved, +Banner, +Stencil) is a strong black Egyptian family designed in 2012 together with Pedro Leal at DS Type.
  • Glosa (2008): Glosa is a meaty multi-style didone family. Glosa Text and Glosa Headline all followed a bit later in 2008, and Glosa Display in 2009.
  • Hades (2012). A yummy and free blackletter typeface.
  • Hypergrid (2002): octagonal.
  • Kartago (2005): based on Roman inscriptions from Cartago.
  • Large (1999) and Large Pro (2006).
  • Leitura, Leitura Headline, Leitura News, Leitura Sans, Leitura Symbols, Leitura Display (2007): this 31 styles were all made in 2007.
  • Maga (2012). A text family.
  • Methodo (2005): calligraphic penman faces.
  • Missiva (2004).
  • Monox and Monox Serif (1998-2000): a monospaced family.
  • Musee (2006): a transitional family with ornaments and borders.
  • Nerva (2004). A subdued Trajan typeface with flaring.
  • Nyte (2012). A serifed text family.
  • Otite (1995).
  • Outside (1996): grunge.
  • Plexes (2003). See also Plexes Pro (2006).
  • Pluma (2005): a series of three exquisite calligraphic flowing scripts called PlumaPrimeyra, PlumaSegunda and PlumaTerceyra). Inspired by the typographic work of Manuel de Andrade de Figueiredo that was published in 1722: "Nova Escola para Aprender a Ler, Escrever e Contar, offerecida a Augusta Magestade do Senhor Dom Jao V, Rey de Portugal".
  • Poesis (1999).
  • Prelo (2008): A sans family for magazines, it has styles that include Hairline, Hairline Italic, Extra Light, Extra Light Italic, Light, Light Italic, Book, Book Italic, Medium, Medium Italic, Semi Bold, Semi Bold Italic, Bold, Bold Italic, Extra Bold, Extra Bold Italic, Black, Black Italic, Slab and Prelo Condensed.
  • Priva Pro (2006): a sans family that includes Greek and Cyrillic).
  • Prumo (2011-2012). A 92-font family oroginally created for the redesign of the Argentinian newspaper La Nacion. Released to the public in 2013, it covers low and high contrasts, and has slab serif styles as well as Scotch Roman styles. So, it is more a type system or type collection than one single typeface: Prumo Banner, Prumo Deck, Prumo Display, Prumo Poster, Prumo Slab, Prumo Text.
  • Quadricula (1998).
  • Quaestor and Quaestor Sans (2004). Roman inscriptional faces.
  • Resea (2004) and Resea Consensed: Bank Gothic style faces.
  • Solido (2012) is a versatile type system with five widths: Solido, Solido Constricted, Solido Condensed, Solido Compressed and Solido Compact. In total there are 35 fonts. Codesigned with Pedro Leal.
  • Synuosa (1999): an experimental face showing only the top half of the characters.
  • Terminal (1996).
  • Titan and Titan Text (2003).
  • User (2012), User Upright (2012), and User Stencil (2012). Monospace type families.
  • Velino (2010): an extensive family including Velino Text, Velino, Velino Condensed, Velino Compressed, Velino Poster, Velino Sans, Velino Sans Condensed, Velino Display (+Compressed Display, +Condensed Display). This didone superfamily is sure to win a ton of awards.
  • Ventura (2006): based on the calligraphy of Portuguese calligrapher Joaquim José Ventura da Silva, ca. 1802, who wrote Regras methodicas para se aprender a escrever os caracteres das letras Ingleza, Portugueza, Aldina, Romana, Gotica-Italica e Gotica-Germanica in 1820. It had a "Portuguese Script". Do not confuse Ventura with Dieter Steffmann's font by the same name made many years earlier. Ventura won an award at TDC2 2008).
  • Volupia (2005): a connected advertising face.

View Dino dos Santos's typefaces. DS Type's typeface library. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Duarte Corte-Real
[Duarte Design]

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Duarte Design
[Duarte Corte-Real]

Duarte Corte-Real (Duarte Design, Lisbon, Portugal) created an untitled origami typeface in 2014 during his studies at the University of Lisbon. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

dynTypo
[Vítor Quelhas]

Vítor Quelhas was born in Porto, Portugal, in 1979. He received an MA in Multimedia Arts at Fine Arts School of the University of Porto (FBAUP), Portugal, with a thesis on Dynamic Typography. He studied Communication Design/Graphic Arts at FBAUP, where he graduated in 2002. In 2001/02 he studied abroad as an ERASMUS student in Communication Design at Willem de Kooning Academie, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. He is an invited Assistant Professor of Computation and Fine Arts, Communication Design, at the Department of Visual Arts, Bragança Polytechnic Institute, since 2002. As a designer, he has been responsible for different projects, including DynTypo, his research website concerning dynamic typography. From the latter site: dynTypo is a collection of work and research by various designers, programmers and artists interested in the possibilities of dynamic and interactive typography in the multimedia arts scene. There are many links, many of which go to John Maeda's lab at MIT. Speaker at ATypI 2006 in Lisbon on Dynamic typography. Alternate URL. Another URL. And another one. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Edgar Afonso

Edgar Afonso (b. Viana do Castelo, Portugal, 1976), is a graphic designer and illustrator who embarked in 2010 on some fontr projects. These include the modular face Nave (2010). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Eduardo Amorim Sousa

Freelance designer in Porto, Portugal, who created the free monoline rounded typeface Big Foot in 2014. He also designed a set of compass-and-ruler pictograms for APPC (Associação do Porto de Paralisia Cerebral). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Eduardo Araujo

Lisbon-based designer of the kitchen tile typeface Modular (2014), which was a school project at the University of Lisbon. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Eduardo Ulrich

Portuguese designer in Lisbon, b. 1980. He created the beveled caps face Traffica (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Elaine Cristine

During her studies at the Faculdade de Belas Artes of the Universidade do Porto in 2013, Elaine Cristine created several pixelized typefaces usin FontStruct as a tool. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Eliana Ferreira

Graduate of ESAD Matosinhos, who works as a graphic designer in Oporto, Portugal. She created the geometric typeface Methane (2013) from circles, rectangles and straight line segments. In 2010, under the direction of Dino dos Santos, she created a digital revival of William Morris's Troy. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Elsa Rodrigues

Portuguese illustrator and designer who created the didone face Qwirky Regular (2011).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Emanuel Barreira

Portuguese graphic and type designer from Setubal. He made the techno face Break (2008) and the 3d techno face Octopus (2008). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Epiforma Design

Studio in Porto, Portugal, est. 2014. They designed the sans typefaces Moderna and Tubular (rounded sans) in 2014. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Eray Damar

Porto, Portugal-based designer of the stocky modular typeface Fatin (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Espirito Fluorescente

Leiria, Portugal-based designer of the grotesk headline typeface Geoforce (2013).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Eurico Sá Fernandes

Portuguese student of graphic design at London College of Communication. His typefaces include Rounded Regular (2011), Mariana (2011, wavy), London Fields (2011), Pontocruz Smallcaps (2011), Colher V3 (2011, hipster typeface) and Colher Rounded (2011).

One can buy Eurico's typefaces via HypeForType. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Evan Pokrandt

During his studies at School of Visual Arts, New York City, Evan Pokrandt created the hexagonal typeface Honeycomb (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Everythinks

Design and corporate identity studio in Lisbon. Creators of the elegant sans headline typeface Caixa Alta (2013), the stencil typeface Caffein (2011), Beedrones (2011, hexagonal), Ink (2012, a heavy brush face), Ecotour Portugal (2012, brush face), Lusofonia (2012, a decomposable typeface), Arte No Feminino (2012, a mosaic typeface), Ponte Romana (2012, a thin avant-garde wine label typeface).

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Everythinks

Studio in Lisbon. In 2014, they created the sans typeface simply called Caixa Alta. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Evgheni Polisciuc

Portuguese designer of Station (2011, modular and geometric). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fábio Duarte Martins
[Scannerlicker (was: Loligo Vulgaris)]

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Fabio Kid Galindro

Lisbon-based creator of the graffiti-inspired typeface Concrete Jungle (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fabio Silva

Feira, Portugal-based multimedia designer who created the condensed modular typeface Academico Sans (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Feliciano Type Foundry
[Mário Feliciano]

Mário Feliciano (b. 1969, Caldas da Rainha, Portugal) is the principal of Lisbon-based Feliciano Type Foundry, founded in 2001. For a while, he was associated with Enschedé. He began work as a graphic designer for Surf Portugal magazine in 1993. In 1994 he founded his own design studio in Lisbon, Secretonix. He has been heavily involved in type design since. In 2005, he joined the type coop Village. John Berry reviews Mario's oeuvre. His gorgeous creations include the following:

  • Escrita ([T-26], a great calligraphic font), Gazz, MexSans (1997, [T-26]), AureaUltra (1997, [T-26]), Bronz (1997, [T-26]), Cepo, Tpac family (1996, [T-26], under the name Mariachi Fontexperience), Strumpf (1994, comic book font family at Adobe), Caligrafia Debula (1997, PsyOps).
  • Geronimo (2010, Enschedé; not to be confused with an earlier 2005 font at Canada Type called Geronimo) was started in 1997. He says: Geronimo is a historical revival, a digital interpretation of the types cut by Geronimo Gil in Spain in the eighteenth century. In fact it is not only the first digital version, but as far as I can tell it is also the first typeface family ever designed using Gil's types as a model. Working in Madrid, Geronimo Gil produced an enormous collection of very interesting and idiosyncratic types that can be found in Muestras de los Nuevos Punzones y Matrices para la Letra de Imprenta executados por Orden de S.M. y de su Caudal destinado a la Dotacion de su Real Biblioteca, a specimen from 1787. It shows titling and text faces both in italic and roman styles. His typefaces are not only very Spanish but they are also very sophisticated when compared to the ones of contemporaries such as Eudald Pradell and Antonio Espinosa. Geronimo's typefaces have a sense of modernism but they are not modern in a Bodoni or Didot kind of way. Yet they are actually very old style---particularly the lowercase letters--but with reduced contrast and a generous x-height. Even in the bigger cuts, ascenders and descenders are not long but appear to be even shorter than in text sizes. This creates a kind of rolling effect while reading.
  • He is working on Espinosa, Merlo, and Eudaldo (a face in the style of and apparently predating the successful Pradell by Andreu Balius Planelles).
  • MyFonts sells BsLandscope, BsMonofaked (octagonal), BsKombat (1998), BsLooper (stencil), BsArchae, BsRetchnov (constructivist), BsMandrax (octagonal).
  • Stella (2001, a humanist sans family with 26 weights). FTF Stella 2 is a 2005 upgrade of this family.
  • The 14-weight Rongel serif family (2001, updated in 2005 as FTF Rongel V2) is his best work. Feliciano states: "an interpretation of the types showed in eighteenth century's Spanish catalogue: "Muestras de los Punzones y Matrices de Letra que se funde en el Obrador de la Imprenta Real, Madrid, Ano de 1799", and titled with the name Rongel, whom I suppose, cut them. Another example of these types can be found in "Las Eroticas, y Traduccion de Boecio" by Villegas and printed by António de Sancha in Madrid, 1774."
  • In 2003, he won an award for the extensive FTF Morgan family at the TDC2 2003 competition (subfamilies have suffixes Avec, Sans, Sans Condensed, Big, Poster, Poster Avec and Tower). Morgan Sans was originally developed in 2001 with 44 weights. Each version of Morgan has multiple weights as well---for example, Morgan Big (2001) is a 12-weight titling family. Avec denotes Slab Serif.
  • FTF Grotzec Headline Condensed (1998, created for Surf Portugal magazine).
  • FTF Merlo (2004): an interpretation of the 18th century Spanish types cut by Ismal Merlo.
  • FTF Flama (2002, a neutral sans). Flama is used, along with Greta Text and Sunday Times Modern, by the Sunday Times.
  • FTF Garda Titling (1998): an exceptional caps only family with both serifed and sans inscriptional letters.
  • Sueca (2009): a new typefacce for the Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet, which writes: Sueca is a family of serif, slab, sans serif, text typeface and typeface for listing. The idea behind Sueca is to be able to talk with the same clear voice but be able to change the tone of voice in different section. During the work with developing Sueca, SvD had help from the design consultants Palmer Watson from Edinburgh, Scotland as the second opinion.

Klingspor link. FontShop link. MyFonts interview.

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Fernao de Pina

Fernao de Pina was the chancelor responsable for the creation of Leitura Nova, which was a compilation of books (forais) that should establish the privileges of the villages and all their administrative duties, determined by the monarch D. Manuel I of Portugal. Written from 1496 to 1520, Leitura Nova has a regular and uniform gothic that is more cursive and rounded then the German gothics. [Thanks to Dino dos Santos for help with this information and for this and this picture.] [Google] [More]  ⦿

Filipa Amado

During her studies in Lisbon, Filipa Amado created the connect-the-dots typeface Metro (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Filipa Cruz

Portuguese creator of Tipo Aveiro, (2010), done at the University of Aveiro. Filipa lives in Porto. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Filipa de Araujó

Filipa (Porto, Portugal) used nail files as an idea to build a very interesting brushy face called Lijadora (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Filipa Diniz

During her studies at Scola Superior de Educação de Coimbra, Portugal, Filipa Diniz (b. Coimbra) created the sans typeface Old Flint (2013) and a number of internet icons. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Filipa Serrote

Designer in Lisbon. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Filipa Wahnon

During her studies in Estoril,Portugal, Filipa Wahnon designed the condensed typeface Sly Sirius (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Filipe Ferreira

Designer and digital artist in Porto, Portugal. He made a nice typographic poster entitled Free Tibet (2010), and designed a number of experimental typefaces in 2010.

In 2011, he made Souca (multilined), Ayuthaya (blackletter), Gourmet (art deco), Graphic Monkeys (bilined), a curly face and an ornamental caps face.

Typefaces from 2012: Colambo (an early 20th century grotesk), Honkers (rounded sans).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Filipe Lizardo

Graphic designer in Lisbon, Portugal. In his oeuvre, I especially appreciate the typography in his Sardinha logo, which was made in 2011. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Filipe Rolim

Design student in Tomar, Portugal, who made the straight-edged display typeface Downtown (2013) and the alchemic typefaces Natura (2013), Brig (2013), Parley (2013) and High Tide (2013).

Typefaces from 2014: Adorn (hipster-style sans).

FontM links for downloads. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Filipe Silverio

Lisbon-based designer of the elliptical typeface Brasil (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

First Floor

Portuguese designer of Serene Sans (2002). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Flavio Freitas

Funchal, Portugal-based designer of the display typeface Grifus (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Flavio Miguel Santos

Graphic designer in Lisbon, who studied at the Escola Superior de Artes e Design in Caldas da Rainha. He created the stylish geometric display typeface Broha in 2013.

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For The Time Being Studio

For the time being is a Communication Design studio based in Porto, Portugal, and founded by Helena Castro and Sérgio Cameira. Creators of the upright script and sans family Torino (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

François Lallemant

French type founder who together with his brother Adolfo creater the print shop Lallemant in Lisbon. There, Libanio da Silva was introduced to typography and printing. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Francisca Barros Vale

Communication designer in Porto, Portugal, who created the ultra-fat blocky counterless typeface Blocker in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Francisca Magelhaes

During her multimedia studies at ESAD in Oporto, Portugal, Francisca Magelhaes created the art deco typeface Pyger (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Francisco Brito

Artist and designer in Lisbon, Portugal. Creator of the mysterious symbol typeface Codigo Caruma (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Francisco Seiz Freitas

Kiko Seiz (b. 1993) is a Portuguese graphic design in Stockholm. Another URL. He created the hand-printed stencil alphabet Surfer Blood (2011), and the grotesk caps face Atom (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Frederico Cabaço

Designer in Sintra, Portugal, b. 1991, Lisbon. He does some typographic work, but it is unclear whether he has made any fonts thus far. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Frederico Ferreira

Based in Oporto, Portugal, Frederico Ferreira is a graphic design student at IPCA-EST. He created an avant-garde slab serif typewriter face called Stab (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Frederico Pulga

Graphic designer in Coimbra, Portugal. his first typeface is the alchemic Lux (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fundiçao Typographica Portuense

Portuguese foundry located in Porto, active in the 19th century. Specimen published in "Specimen da Fundiçao Typographica Portuense, 1878". [Google] [More]  ⦿

Giraldo Fernandes de Prado

Or Giraldo del Prado (b. ca. 1535, d. Almada, 1592). Paulo Heitlinger writes about him in Cadernos vol. 16, 2010. De Prado was a painter, and acted as the calligrapher of the Teodosio II, the duke of Bragança. His home was in Guimaraes, but from 1580 on he lived in Almada. Author of the writing manual Caderno manuscrito de Caligrafia (1560, Lisbon). He seems to have been the first calligraphy specialist in Portugal. Heitlinger used Prado's examples to make his Lomabardian face Uncialis in 2009. Scans: Geometrically formed letters, Chancery hand (1560-1561), Another chancery hand (same year), And another one, Gotica rotunda (1560-1561). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gita Elek

Eger, Hungary-based creator of the free hipster style typeface Landscape (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gonçalo Branco

Cascais, Portugal-based designer who graduated from IADE. He created HexaFont (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gonçalo Caetano

Portuguese designer who created the Tuscan typeface Homem Morto (2012), which is named after the cult film. He also created an experimental graphical alphabet called Alfabunhas (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gonçalo Sousa

Lisbon-based designer of Borough (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Grafema

Book and calligraphic arts mag with some type design articles published by CEAAD, Centro de Estudos Albicastrenses Aplicados ao Design in Castelo Branco, Portugal. In Spanish and Portuguese. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Graphitèque
[Diogo Vareta]

Diogo Vareta (Graphitèque) is a photographer and graphic designer from Porto, Portugal. Alternate URL.

He used only circles and lines in the creation of Honor Type (2011).

Barricud (2012) is an alchemic typeface.

Behance link. Another Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Guia de tipos

Miguel Sousa's PDF files with type catalogs. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Guillermo Rodriguez

Mendoza, Argentina-based designer of these typefaces, ca. 2014: Etc, Janis, Espacios (squarish), Minime (rounded sans), Neo Avant (rounded geometric sans), Rono (monoline and rounded), Terra (also rounded). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Guincho, 1421
[António Martins]

Free original TrueType fonts: Ugarit, Cherokee Arial, ISO 3166-2, Sulawesi (Buginese), and Vexillogical Symbols. By Portugal's António Martins. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gustavo Seguro

Porto, Portugal-based designer of the typeface Super Type (2014), which consists of letters from famous logos. [Google] [More]  ⦿

havengar - fontes antigas

Portuguese site that has archived very old scripts. The web page has been neglected for some time. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hélio Ramos

Graphic designer from Lisbon, Portugal. Behance link. Creator of the art deco alphabet Granja (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hedvanio Wysten

During his studiesin Lisbon, Hedvanio Wysten created the Arabic-themed typeface Dabletter (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Henrique Calano

Porto-based designer who made the Midimal typeface in 2012. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Henrique Cayatte

Designer and illustrator, born in Lisbon in 1957. He was art director of various houses, and won many prozes for illustrations. In 1991, he founded Atelier Henrique Cayatte. He created the alphabet Olisipone, which was fonted by Mario Feliciano. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Henrique Valente

Porto, Portugal-based graphic designer. In 2013, he published a large family called AK Sans. I think that AK stands for Academik, which indicates the intended use of the typeface. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hugo A. Santos

Portuguese graphic designer from Lisbon. He created the squarish monoline techno face CMIX in 2011. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hugo Cavalheiro d'Alte

Born in Porto, Portugal, in 1975. From 1994 until 1999 he studied graphic design at the Escola Superior de Artes e Design. In 2000 he became a postgraduate student at the KABK where he wrote a Masters thesis entitled "Type&Media". He joined Underware in the same year. At ATypI 2005 in Helsinki, he spoke on On the edge of legibility, which in fact is a talk about blackletter. Affiliated since 2002 with Underware. He lives in Finland. Also doing business at Incubator at Village Type.

Cargo collective link. Link at Underware. Alternate URL: This is playtime.

His typefaces:

  • For Thirstype, he made Kaas (2005), a blackletter face for the 21st century, with Latin, Cyrillic, and Hebrew alphabets.
  • Still in 2009, he created a transitional type, Rolland (+Rolland Text, Rolland Small, Rolland Text Italic), about which he writes: Rolland is a digital interpretation of some of the printing types used at the "Typografia Rollandiana" in Lisbon at the end of the XVIII century. The printing and publishing house was established by Francisco Rolland after he moved to Lisbon (from France) in the second half of the XVIII century becoming one of the most successful publishers of his time.
  • Kalevala (2009): a custom sans type family for Finnish jewelry brand Kalevala Koru. The starting point for this project was a book printed and published by Francisco Rolland in 1797: "Escolha das Melhores Novellas e Contos Moraes; Escritos em Francez por MM, d'Arnaud, Marmontel, Madama de Gomez, e outros".
  • In 2009-2010, he made a DIN-like corporate font for Centro Portugues de Design, CPD Sans. This was accompanied by the CPDSerif family, which evolved from Rolland.
  • In 2009, he created the squarish unicase face Flexibility: Custom typeface commissioned by the portuguese design studio R2 for the identity of an exhibition that took place in Torino (Italy) in 2008 (World Design Capital 2008).
  • Kaas (2005, Incubator) is a modern geometric/constructed blackletter with a historically-accurate set of titling capitals, a large collection of accents, and Cyrillic and Hebrew alphabets.
[Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Hugo Charrao
[Typographias]

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Hugo Dias

Designer in Lisbon. He made experimental faces such as Gefaltet (2010). Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hugo Gomes

Portuguese designer of the elliptical face Juniper (2011), and of the counterless fat geometric typeface Biops (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hugo Magalhaes

Portuguese graphic designer who has developed some logo type. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hugo Portinha

Hugo Portinha (Lisbon, Portugal) designed the free thin compass-and-ruler vector format typeface Bouh and the squarish typeface Pok in 2013 during his studies. In 2014, he designed the free hipster typeface Oko.

Hellofont link. Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hugo Suissas

Lisbon-based designer of the condensed display face Suissas (2012). During his studies in Lisbon, Hugo Suissas created a condensed 3d titling typeface called MyTypeface (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ideoma

Portuguese outfit located in Porto. Designers of the blackened display face Ideoma Pseudo (2004), the techno faces Ideoma Technit and Ideoma Maguiiii (2009), the multiline Ideoma Liner (2009), and IdeomaSpray (2009, stencil). Dafont link. Alternate URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ignoto

Ignoto is based in Porto, Portugal. They offer some creative posters and logos, sich as Eighty Percent (2012). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Inacio Lauer

Printer and type founder in Vienna who was commissioned to design typefaces by the Imprensa Nacional portuguesa around 1850. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Inês Mendes

Maria Inês Magelháes Mendes studied graphic design, photography and video at ESAD---Escola Superior de Artes e Design in Portugal. Based in Porto, she created the slightly psychedelic Groove Type (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ines Araujo

Ines Araujo (Lisbon, Portugal) created the modular typeface Let's Jazz in 2012 in collaboration with Joana Couto. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ines Boavida

Visual design student from Portugal. She created the script face Boavida (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ines Fonseca

Graphic designer, illustrator and typographer from Lisbon. I particularly like her illustrations entitled Corpos Falantes (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ines Juárez Frutuoso

Lisbon-based designer of the art deco typeface New Abaco (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ines Morgado

Ines Morgado (Coimbra, Portugal) created an untitled vernacular typeface in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ines Rodrigues

During her studies in Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal, Ines Rodrigues created the scriptish icecream-smooth typeface Geladi (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ines Roque

Lisbon-based designer who created the purely geometric display face INRO (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ines Silva

Designer in Leiria, Portugal, who created Coppelia (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Iñes Barbosa

Student at Escola Superior de Arte e Design, Matosinhos, Portugal, in 2014. Creator of the text typeface Ophelia (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Isaac Vale Rocha

Graduate of ESAD CR who works in Lisbon.

As Dubliou, he is the FontStructor who made a series of striped typefaces in 2012: Stry Fill, Stry Blocks, Stry V-Stripes, Stry H-Stripes. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Item Zero
[Rúben Dias]

Portuguese designer Rúben Dias graduated in design from IADE. He ran Item Zero and built his own letterpress studio, where he prints and experiments with both metal and wood type. Since 2012 he has been working on a doctoral degree on Portuguese Royal Printing Office typefaces at the Technical University of Lisbon's School of Architecture (FA-UTL). He teaches typography at ESAD.CR (Escola Superior de Arte e Design) and ESTAL and holds workshops on type and typography all across Portugal. In 2013, Aprígio Morgado, Ricardo Santos and Rúben Dias cofounded the typefoundry Tipos da Letras.

Designer of the promising font Oban (2002), which resulted in the production of a formidable sans family, Oban (2006), in which all straight lines have been replaced by curvatures one could find on TV screens from the 1960s. An elegant display family! It got raving reviews and was compared in style with Mayo (Peter Bruhn), Gregarious (Mike Kohnke), Crank8 Plus/Minus (Henk Elenga), Ectoplasm (T-26) and Armchair Modern (PsyOps).

Type designs include Medro (2008), Quarto (2006), Arco (2009), Euro 2012 (2010, a rounded sans).

In 2012, he published the elliptical sans family Taca at Fountain Type.

Fountain Type link. Home page. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Ivo Pimentel

Graphic designer in Entroncamento, Portugal, who created the angular experimental typeface Weird in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jaime Nascimento
[LAP Agencias de Comunicacao]

[More]  ⦿

James Albuquerque

Illustrator and web designer in Parede, Portugal, who made Afrika (2010)---the ornamental caps alphabet, not the continent. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

J.C. Astro

Portuguese designer of the outline handwriting font Bigacho. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jean de Villeneuve

French type founder who worked in Portugal from 1732 on. He was commissioned to create typefaces for the Academia Real de História. His work was of the greatest quality. That type family was recreated in 2001 by David Laranjeira for his 2001 diploma thesis at Ecole Estienne in Paris---it is called Villeneuve. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jessica Camacho

During her studies, Jessica Camacho (Faro, Portugal) created Light Alphabet (2013) using LED lights and a camera. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jessica Guedes

Leiria, Portugal-based creator of the semi-serif typeface Hamaru (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

J.-F. Née de la Rochelle

Author of "Recherches historiques et critiques sur l'établissement de l'art typographique" (Merlin, Paris, 1830). This book is an account, city by city, of the introduction of the first presses in Spain and Portugal. For example, Valencia was the first to get a press in 1474. Madrid, in 1499, was one of the last big cities to do so. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Joana Alves

Lisbon-based designer of the round neogrotesque slabbish typeface Missanga (2013), which was a school project. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Joana Azevedo

During her design studies in Caldas da Reinha, Portugal, Joana Azevedo designed the straight-edged typeface Rosace (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Joana Caramona

Graphic designer in Lisbon. Together with Catarina Monteiro, she created the spiraled hypnotic font Lollipop (2009). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Joana Carvalho

Joana Alaíde Freitas Carvalho (b. 1991, Ponta Delgada, Azores) lives in Funchal. During her studies at Escola Superior da Educaçao em Coimbra, Portugal, she designed the Wonderland typeface (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Joana D

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).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Joana Ferreira

For a course at Instituto Politécnico do Cávado e do Ave in Portugal in 2014, Maria Alexandra das Neves, Joana Ferreira and Joana Barroso codesigned the informal sans typeface Xanna, which is a distant descendant of Eric Gill's Joanna. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Joana Geraldo

During her communication design studies in Coimbra, Portugal, Joana Geraldo created Diamond Font (2013) and Metropolis (2013, organic typeface). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Joana Leal

Joana Leal (Lisbon) created the display typeface Cinefont in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Joana Macedo

Lisbon-based designer of the decorative didone typeface Aquila (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Joana Maria Correia da Silva

Graduate of the University of Reading in 2011. Before that, Joana worked as an architect and graphic designer in Portugal. She currently lives in the UK and/or Porto, Portugal. Since 2011, she teaches type design at ESAD (Escola Superior de Artes e Design).

In 2010, under the supervision of Dino dos Santos at ESAD, Joana designed an unnamed bastarda / chancery typeface that is based on originals by Francisco Lucas.

Creator of the script face Violet (2011). Artigo (2011) is an angular type family for Latin, Hindi and Greek that was created during her studies at Reading. Artigo won Second Prize for Greek typefaces at Granshan 2011.

In 2012, she published the didone text face Cantata One at Google Web Fonts. Quando (Google Web Fonts) is a serifed text typeface inspired by brushy handwritten letters seen on an Italian poster from the second world war.

In 2013, at MSTF Partners, a Portuguese consultancy, she created Writers Font (2013). This is a script typeface by Joana Correia that combines the handwriting of famous Portuguese authors. For example the A is by José Luis Peixoto, the B by José Saramago and the C by António Lobo Antunes. Link with the story.

Still in 2013, she showed an unnamed unicase sans typeface and participated in the Canberra typeface competition.

In 2014, she made the round connected script typeface Jasmina FY (Fontyou), the Google Web Font Karma (for Latin and Devanagari: Karma is an Open Source multi-script typeface supporting both the Devanagari and the Latin script. It was published by the Indian Type Foundry), and Canberra FY (at Fontyou: a short-serifed typeface family).

Free download.

Behance link. Another Behance link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Joana Pais

Joana Teles Rodrigues Pais is originally from Portugal, but lives in Milan. In 2009, she obtained a masters degree from the Scuola Politecnica di Design SPD in Milan. She made an experimental typeface called Small Urban Disasters (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Joana Pereira

Graphic designer in Caldas da Rainha, Portugal. In 2010, Joana Pereira created the clean Quiosque Sans. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Joana Ranito

Creator of the rounded script typeface Hazelnut (2013), the display typeface Quadra (2013) and the text typeface Amora (2013) during her studies at ESAD Matosinhos, Portugal. Joana lives in Porto. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Joana Rita Lopes Simoes

Viseu, Portugal-based designer who created Castelo Branco 240 Anos, a modular curved display face (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Joana Sa

Graduate of the Escola Superior de Artes e Design (IPLeiria) das Caldas da Rainha. Leiria, Portugal-based creator of Karmin (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Joana Sà

Editorial designer in Caldas da Reinha, Portugal. Creator of the Peignotian face Contraste (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Joana Santos

Joana Santos (Lisbon, Portugal) created Relearn (2013), a simple informal sans typeface that is especially suited for children's books. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Joana Silva

Communication designer in Torrres Novas, Portugal, who designed Alfabeto Modular (2013), a highly experimental minimalist typeface for a university project. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Joana Silva

Joana Silva (Joana Silva Design) codesigned the display typeface Palimbagan in 2012 with Ana Margarida Soares during their studies at the University of Aveiro, Portugal. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Joao Abreu

Joao Abreu (Quarteira, Portugal, b. 1985) designed the free font Horny Village (2013).

Dafont link. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Joao Agostinho

Caldas da Rainha, Portugal-based designer of the serif face Sbn (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Joao Alarcao

Porto, Portugal-based designer of The Big Bang Font (2014). The shapes of the glyphs are inspired by the constellations. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Joao Andrade

Graphic designer in Cascais, Portugal, who created the free alchemic typeface Sequi (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Joao Bastos

During his studies at ESAD Matosinhos, Joao Bastos (Oporto, Portugal) created the modular stencil typeface Asgard (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Joao Canhao

Graphic and type designer in Elvas, Portugal, who is studying communication design at Escola Superior de Tecnologia e Gestão de Portalegre. During his studies in 2012, he created the geometric monoline face Discoteca, and the octagonal and macho typeface Rosbife. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Joao Castro

Graphic designer in Porto, Portugal. He created the piano key face Flick Neue (2010). Alternate URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Joao Desiderio

During his studies in Lisbon, Joao Desiderio created Modular Type (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Joao Faia

During their graphic design studies, Tiago Nogueira (Custoias, Portugal) and Joao Faia (Porto, Portugal) created the typeface Poveiro (2014) to represent the city of Povoa de Varzim, Portugal. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Joao Fonseca

Joao Fonseca created Snake Type (outlined squarish typeface) in 2013 during his graphic design studies in Porto, Portugal. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Joao Gonçalves

Portuguese product designer from Setubal. In 2008, he graduated from ESAD in Caldas da Rainha, Portugal. Behance link. Vernacular lettering led him to design Function (2010).

Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Joao Mota

During his design studies in Oporto, Portugal, Joao Mota (Joao Mota Design, Torres Novas, Portugal) created some typefaces in 2012. In 2013, he designed Clarendon Stencil, Hariemuj, Modern Architecture, and Post-War Heritage.

Behance link. Old Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Joao Neves
[Portuguese Traffic Typefaces]

[More]  ⦿

Joao Oliveira
[Onrepeat]

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Joao Pedro Franco

Portuguese designer (b. 1980) of the gorgeous writing face Dry Ink (2004), of the script face arpadhw (2004), of the sans faces PB (2008) and Often (2007), and of the squarish display face MinaR (2003). He is working on the stencil face Maple (2007). Based in Lisbon.

Old link (dead). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Joao Pereira

Graphic designer who was based in Famalicao, Portugal, but operates now from Leicester, UK, where is associated with UltraBold.

Together, João Pereira, Filipa Loureiro and Sandrina Macedo designed the slab serif typeface Inflama (2013) during their graphic design studies. In 2014, Joao Pereira designed the Italian display typeface Casino Royale.

A second Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Joao Rodrigues

Designer in Caldas da Reinha, Portugal. Behance link. A graduate of ESAD, he uses meshes to create art, including fonts like abFuturo (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Joao Teixeira

Designer and illustrator in Feira, Portugal, who made an organic sans typeface family in 2012. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Joaquim Carneiro da Silva

Portuguese author of Breve tratado theorico das letras typograficas (1803, Lisboa: Regia officina typografica), which can be downloaded here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Joaquim José Ventura da Silva

Portuguese calligrapher, d. 1849, who wrote Regras methodicas para se aprender a escrever os caracteres das letras Ingleza, Portugueza, Aldina, Romana, Gotica-Italica e Gotica-Germanica in 1820. It had a "Portuguese Script".

Dino dos Santos's 2006 typeface Ventura (2006) was based on his calligraphy from ca. 1802. It won an award at TDC 2008. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Joaquim Ramalho

Portuguese creator of the octagonal face 7ABL3 (2010) and the white-on-black ransom note face crew Hassan (2010). KINZ, his home page and design blog. Maia Ideograph (2010) is a face of ornaments used on Maian calendars. [Google] [More]  ⦿

João Costa

Portuguese creator of Untitled (2011), a modular face. Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

João Filipe

Illustrator and graphic designer in Lisbon, who made the texture face Wrinkly (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

João Magelhães

Masters in Design from ESAD, Portugal in 2009. Graphic designer in Porto, Portugal, where he runs João Magelhães Design. Behance link. He created the organic type family Frontal in 2010. More typographic work by him. [Google] [More]  ⦿

João Miranda

Albufeira, Portugal-based graphic designer who made the experimental faces Ivo (2012) and Poliphilo (2011). He also created an interesting drawing of Erik Spiekermann in 2011.

Together with Bruno Rodrigues in 2013, Joao Miranda designed the modular typefaces Big and Memoria.

Natalia (2014) is a fun free-for-personal-use hipster font.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Joel Santos
[yrmk (was: Youremin)]

[MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Joel Vilas Boas

Graphic designer and illustrator in Portugal, b. 1985, who lives in Barcelos. He has a degree in Graphic Design and Advertising from ESEIG-Oporto (2003-2007) and a post-graduate degree in Typography from ESAD-Matosinhos (2009). Currently he works in Braga, Portugal, in a graphic design studio. He created the custom italic display face Bijus da Gii (2010), Xmas 08 (2008, a pixel face), and the monoline sans face Efeitos da Altitude (2010), which can be viewed at Behance. Hotel (2010) is a refreshing roman family: weights include Bold, Light, Medium, Regular and UltraLight. Carpintaria (2010) is a roman custom type. Café Vilas (2011) is a great swashy calligraphic custom type. In 2010, Boas cofounded Media type Foundry with Sonia Da Rocha and Claude Mediavilla in Paris. [Google] [More]  ⦿

John Meister

John Meister is based in Setubal, Portugal. He created Futur (2013), a futuristic typeface. The Closet (2013) is an organic monoline modular sans typeface. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jorge André Mendes

Coimbra, Portugal-based designer of the modular display face Moody (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jorge Dias

Freelance graphic designer in Tomar, Portugal, b. 1977, who created the free rounded techno sans typeface Kursk K141 (2014) for Latin and Cyrillic. Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jorge dos Reis Tavares

Jorge (b. 1971) served as a letterpress typography apprentice at a composing and printing workshop in Cais do Sodré in Portugal. Designer of Via Estreita (for the National Railway Museum), Simplissima Beira (for the Covilha newspaper) and Tintinolho (for the Guarda town hall). From 1997 until 2003, he ran Jorge dos Reis Studio. From 1999 until 2003, he was Lecturer at the Faculdade de Belas-Artes Universidade de Lisboa. Since 2003, he is a research student at the Royal College of Art, UK. Bio. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jorge Moreira

Based in Povoa de Varzim, Portugal, Jorge Moreira designed the display typeface Zero (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jorge Viana

Povoa de Varzim, Portugal-based designer of a typeface in 2013 that is based on the Superveloz principle, i.e., all glyphs are constructed on the basis of just a few maternal strokes. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jose Castro

Castro obtained a Master's degree in Communication Design and Multimedia at the Escola Superior de Artes e Design (ESAD) in 2011. He lives in Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal. Under the guidance of Dino dos Santos, his study project was entitled The typographic process in Pedro Diaz Morante. Related to that project, he created a sweet, delicate and absolutely stunning penmanship typeface called Morante (2011), named after Spanish penman Pedro Diaz Morante, whose calligraphy inspired the typeface. His illustrations and graphic design work are equally impressive and perfect. [Google] [More]  ⦿

José Miguel Carvalho Cardoso

Portuguese Fontstructor who made the blackletter face Escrita Gótica (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

J.P. Dias

J.P. Dias (Travanca City, Portugal) created Phoenix (2009, handwriting). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Judite Ratola

Judite Ratola (Aveiro, Portugal) created a textured version of Times Roman during her Masters studies in 2010. It is called Alma. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Juliana Carreira

During her studies in Madeira, Portugal, Juliana Carreira designed an ornamental alphabet (not a font, I think) called Projecto 6 (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Juliana Moreira

During her studies at Universidade de Aveiro in Portugal, Juliana Moreira (Villa Nova de Gaia) designed a vernacular experimental typeface (2013) called Esta um frio de rachar. Also, check out the lettering in the poster entitled Fotografia (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kai Bernau
[Atelier Carvalho Bernau]

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Karpa
[David Carvalho]

Karpa is the site of Portuguese designer David Carvalho (b. 1980), who has contributed a lot to the Portuguese design community. He created the (free) Divad, an ultra-fat filled-in type family in two styles. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Küng Design Bureau
[Valdemar Lamego]

Graphic designer in Sintra, Portugal. In 2012, Valdemar Lamego created a few typefaces, numbering them in Dutch: Eerste, Tweede, Dree. In 2014, he created Forkung.

Behance link. Hellofont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

LAP Agencias de Comunicacao
[Jaime Nascimento]

Jaime Nascimento (Leo Burnett, Lisbon) created the free experimental typeface LX Type (2014), which is based on the wiring of Lisbon's tram lines. Inside the font, we learn that the copyight belongs to LAP Agencias de Comunicacao, Lda and Leo Burnett. Behance link for Nascimento. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Laura Gouveia

During her graphic design studies in Aveiro, Portugal, Laura Gouveia created the techno typeface Dougong (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Leandro Pita

Designer in Funchal, Portugal, who made the art deco ultra-contrasted fashion mag face Voa (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Leonor Almeida

During his studies in Caldas da Reinha, Portugal, Leonor Almeida created the typeface Ti Ilda (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Leonor Cunha

Leonor Cunha designed the angular expressionist serif typeface Goda in 2013 during studies in Porto, Portugal. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Leonor Graça Moura

Lisbon-based graphic designer and illustrator. Creator of a caps face on the basis of fish and sea life called Sea Type (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lina Iria

Lina Iria (Aveiro, Portugal) designed Cacos in 2013. This school font was overlayed with line segments to create a grungy look. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lisa Penedo

Graphic designer in Caldas da Reinha, Portugal. She created a refined and slightly naughty serif face called Penedo (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Livetype
[Pedro Reis Amado]

Started and maintained by Portugal-born Pedro Amado, who teaches in the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University Porto, the LiveType Project focuses on the development of complete Fonts using Fontforge. This project aims that everyone involved can and will learn more about typography and type developing in a collaborative method. It will provide the fonts and the font files regularly to users, developers and anyone with an interest in type. They are working on their first font. On Typophile, the question came up regarding the use of the (free) FontForge software rather than the commercial FontLab editor. Amado's reply and additional points:

  • 1. No third party. One of the main directives of this project is to ALWAYS keep it on an Open [Source] Basis so we don't depend on third party, commercial solutions.
  • 2. Open Source. I really believe in the future of Open Source Software. Bear with me for a moment - I work as a Design Tecnhician in a Fine-Arts Faculty in Portugal. As you might know, our public education system doesn't have that much money. The ones who do are usefull courses/faculties like engineering So this situation leaves us with obsolete growing, underdeveloped, non-market responsive solutions. All this because people who are running the system are spending money in vaious stupid ways. If you are familiar with Manuel Castells' opinions, you might agree that one way to promote a better future is through the use of Open Source solutions. In a very practical way, save some money to invest on more important things - enter Linux & Open Source Software, hence the use of Fontforge. Take the case of our neighbours, the spanish region of Estremadura. The public education system developed their own personalized, scaled to needs Linux Distro - Linex - that they implemented on the whole school system. It worked and the savings were huge! Brasil and some regions in Africa and India are also taking on similar initiatives I know these are difficult to implement solutions, and calculating the costs arent this simple. But this takes to me next point.
  • 3. Training. Imlementing this cost saving solutions means taking on a higher maitenance cost and further system administration - hey! I work on an University arent Universities supposed to promote knowlegde? How about using these systems, develop them, teach students howto, and then coming full circle when students start to use them in their professional lives and saving money to companies etc Nevertheless students should be also trained on the tools that the market needs - so teaching commercial tools and practices is also necessary. So the perfect solution would be to train students how to do it independently of the tools. So as a member of a Faculty I feel its my obligation to start using this systems, and start promoting them (along with commercial and established solutions). The LiveType Project is exactly this - I want to show people that is possible to use the free, open source solutions to learn how to do it with professional quality. And talking about learning
  • 4. Collaboration. The fact that they learn how to do it on a Linux platform, or on a Mac platform or on a Win platform doesn't affect what they learn. This is really it. I don't consider myself a type designer Im just an amateur typographer and type designer whanabe, so I also want to learn how to type design better, who knows if I grow to be good at it? I also want to learn no matter the platform. I also want to learn and knowlege should be acquired in a Free, Open Source Collaborative way! Things work out better if we collaborate with each other.
In 2005, this project morphed into Typeforge. Speaker at ATypI 2010 in Dublin. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lonor Lima

Illustrator and painter in Guimaraes, Portugal, who created the ornamental caps typeface Saudade (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lucia Domingues

Lucia Domingues (Lisbon, Portugal) created an experimental typeface called Forma E Contreforma (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Luciana Cani

Lisbon, Portugal-based executive creative director for Leo Burnett Lisboa. Creator of LX Type (2014), an experimental typeface based on the electric wiring for trams. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Luís Martins

Lisbon-based communication design student. Creator of Howdy Folks (2007), a futuristic sans. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Luis Abaladas

During his graphic design studies at ESAD Matosinhos, Porto-based Luis Abaladas created the soccer jersey typeface Chile (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Luis Gomes

Luis Gomes (Portugal), Jérémie Hornus and Alisa Nowak codesigned the rounded sans typeface families Booster Next FY (2014) and Booster FY (2013).

It is unclear if this is the same Luis Gomes in Porto who ran Purpura Design (defnct web page) and created Purpura Sans (2007, an organic sans). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Luis Paulo

During his studies in 2014, Funchal, The Azores, Portugal-based designer Luis Paulo created the decorative caps typeface Olinda (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Luisa Baeta

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]  ⦿

Luisa Dias

Lisbon-based designer of the all-caps sans typeface Halcyon (2014). This typeface was a school project at IADE. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Luisa Silva Gomes

During her design studies at FBAUP, Luisa Silva Gomes (Porto, Portugal) created the squarish typeface Casa (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mário Feliciano
[Feliciano Type Foundry]

[MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Mafalda J. Barata

Designer in Coimbra, Portugal. In 2011, she created Sew Up Sans. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mafalda Joao

During her studies at ESAD, this Oporto, Portugal-based graphic designer created a modular slab serif typeface called Molotof (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mafalda Joao

During her studies in Oporto, Portugal, Mafalda Joao created the bold ,odular typeface Molotof (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Magda Madeira

Communication design student in Porto, Portugal, who created the pixelish typeface square Pants in 2014. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Maisa Moreira

Based in Fortaleza, Brazil, Maisa Moreira designed the display typeface Ludica in 2012 while studying at Escola Superior de Artes e Design (ESAD) in Matosinhos, Portugal. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Manoel Andrade de Figueiredo

Portuguese penman of the 17th century, 1670-1722. Some say 1670--1735. Andrade de Figueiredo was born in Espirito Santo, where his father was Governor of the Capitania. His work follows the style of the great Italian masters in its use of clubbed ascenders and descenders, and of Diaz Morante, the famous Spanish writing master, in its very elaborate show of command of hand. He was known as the Morante portugues.

Author of Writing Book (1721, in Portuguese), in which we can find exceptional flourish work. This horseman was drawn in one stroke in 1722. See also these Versalien (1722).

Author of Nova Escola para aprender a ler, escrever, e contar. Offerecida a Augusta Magestade do Senhor Dom Joao V. Rey de Portugal (Lisboa Occidental: na Officina de Bernardo da Costa de Carvalho, Impressor do Serenissimo Senhor Infante, 1722).

His work inspired Ventura da Silva, a Portuguese typographer who published Regras Methodicas in 1803, who redesigned some of Figueiredo's type specimens.

Digital descendants include Dino dos Santos's Pluma (2005), Andrade Pro (2006, a modern) and Andrade Pro Script (2006) typefaces. Intellecta Design's Invitation Script (2013) is based on Andrade's 1722 book. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Manuel Barata

Lisbon-born calligrapher. Author of Arte de Escrever (1572, Lisbon), a writing manual. Posthumously, in 1590, Antonio Alvares published this book, Exemplares de diversas sortes de letras tirados da Polygraphia de Manoel Barata Escritor Portuguez acrecentadas pelo mesmo Author para comum proveito de todos. Derigido ao Excelentissimo D. Theotonio Duque de Bragança e de Barcellos Condestavel dos Reynos de Portugal (Lisbon). Scans, all from 1572: Chancery hand, rotunda, calligraphy. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Manzur Ghozaali

Malang and/or Bandung, Indonesia-based designer of the modular poster typeface Ghozai v2 (2013), the modular circle-based typeface Uzumaki (2013, based on the logo of the Uzumaki clan in the anime manga Naruto by Masashi Kishimoto), the spurred typeface Kalimantan (2013), and the grid-based compass-and-ruler typeface Hebat (2013).

In 2014, Manzur made the sans typeface Saluja and the grunge typeface Parang.

Behance link. Creative Market link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marcelo Santos

Graphic designer from Porto, Portugal. Together with Miguel de Sousa and Bruno Albuquerque, he made BetaDin (2010). Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marco Noronha

There have been many type faces since 2000, so Noronha's work in 2011 is a bit of a late addition to the crowded field. Nevertheless, he shows a nice sense of humour in his designs, so I am linking to it. Examples: i, ii, iii, iv. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marcos André

Cascais, Portugal-based designer of the squarish typeface Mark (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Margarida Alves

During her studies at the University of Aveiro, Margarida Alves (Porto, Portugal) created the sans typeface Clemente (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Margarida Basto

FontStructor who made the pixelish typefaces Light Condensed and Pixel Script in 2011.This was work done for her Masters Degree at the University of Porto, Portugal.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Margarida Maltinha

Portuguese web and graphic designer in Faro. Behance link. Creator of the fat counterless face Friday Afternoon (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Margarida Teixeira

Lisbon-based designer of Garf Condensed (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Maria Catarina Magalhães

Coimbra, Portugal-based creator of the curly hand-printed face Caracoleta (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Maria Ferreira

Typographer and graphic designer from Porto, Portugal, who is working on a sans face. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Maria Gnezdilova

During her design studies, Maria Gnezdilova (Herning, Denmark) created the connect-the-dots typeface Lisbon Metro (2014), the Lisboa Metro Font. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Maria Soloveva

Graphic and fashion designer in Lisbon. Creator of the art deco typeface Momentum Way (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mariam Branco

Portuguese creator of the art deco face Estação (2009, FontStruct), as part of a typography project of the design class at Aveiro's University. The thype was used for some of Aveiro's street names. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mariana Correia de Almeida

Graphic designer in Porto, Portugal, who created Ribbon Type (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mariana Freitas do Amaral

During her studies at ESDA Matosinhos, Portugal, Oporto-based Mariana Freitas do Amaral created the script typeface Berries (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mariana Lo

Design student in Cascais, Portugal. She created the decorative sans typeface Swash Rounded (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mariana Madeira

During her studies in Caldas da Reinha, Portugal, Mariana Madeira created the flared display typeface Wodan (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mariana Monteiro

Mariana Monteiro (b. 1995) studied design at ISMAI in Portugal. Based in Porto, she created the modular display typeface Bow (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mariana Pereira

Graphic designer in Porto, Portugal. In Joana Correia's type design class, she created the slab serif typeface Slabby (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mariana Videira

Graphic designer in Lisbon, Portugal, who created the horizontally striped display typeface No. 1 Poultry (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marijah Protic Paunovic

Multimedia designer in Lisbon who created Wonder (2012), a filled in ornamental Didot typeface. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mario Meira

Portuguese FontStructor of Thin and Shiny (2010)Portuguese FontStructor of Thin and Shiny (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mario Rodrigues

Porto, Portugal-based designer of the modular typeface Palace (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marisa Passos

Braga, Portugal-based graphic designer who created the free geometric modular typeface Ligne (2012) and the (free) artsy squarish constructivist typeface Higher (2013). These typefaces were deisgned during the studies towards the Master's Degree in Graphic Design and Editorial Projects at the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Porto.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marta Pilré

Graphic and type designer who studied at the School of Fine Arts and Design (Escola Superior de Artes e Design) in Caldas da Rainha, Portugal.

In 2012, Marta created a squarish slab serif called Aretha. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marta Ribeiro

Lisbon-based designer and illustrator. Creator of a grungy typeface in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Media one
[André Beato]

André Beato (Media one) is a Portuguese graphic designer and illustrator, born and based in Lisbon. He took a BA Graphic Design and a MA Design Visual Culture -Visual Production at IADE (Instituto de Artes Visuais e Marketing) in Lisbon. Behance link. Designer of Artilharia Sans (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Media Type Foundry
[Sonia da Rocha]

Media Type Foundry was created in 2010 by type designers Sonia da Rocha, Claude Mediavilla and Joel Vilas Boas (aka J85). It is an independent type foundry based in Paris. Thanks to Mediavilla and his ex-student da Rocha, the emphasis is on type that is deeply rooted in calligraphy.

Sonia da Rocha is a graphic and typeface designer from Porto, where she gained her first degree in graphic design. She studied for four years at the Vila do Conde School of design. In 2007, she studied calligraphy under Claude Mediavilla in Paris. Since 2009, she works at the Porchez Typefoundry in Paris. Earlier, her name was Sonia Caramelo, and under that name she designed the Galadriel script face in 2008. With Aurélie Gasche, she designed the dot matrix face Insight in 2009. She also has some calligraphy on her web site. From 2010 until 2012, she studied at ESAD Amiens, France.

Typefaces:

  • Aldi Roman (Sonia da Rocha, 2010): a garalde family.
  • Gallus Titling (Sonias da Rocha, 2010): a classical roman era titling face.
  • Asmaa (2012) is an araboc-Latin typeface family developed during her studies at ESAD Amiens. She writes: Asmaa retains the robustness and the rapidity of mark making. The Latin has a seriffed version for longer texts, and a cursive version (semi-serif) which is closer to modern day writing styles, designed for using with Arabic, as well as an italic version. The family is named after Asmaa Mahfouz, a well-known Egyptian activist involved in the Arab spring.

Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Micael Marques

Student at Instituto Politécnico do Cávado e do Ave in Aveira, Portugal. He created the modular face Drop (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Michael Anderson

Typefoundry in Porto, Portugal. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Michael Barbosa

Portuguese designer who during his employment at Wolff Olins (UK) started work on Metroplis (1995) for Metroplisboa, the Lisbon subway. This face was subsequently drawn by Freda Sack and David Quay at The Foundry, London. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Michael Nunes

Michael Nunes (Michael Nunes Design, Lisbon, Portugal) created the tweetware alchemic typeface Portica (2013). In 2014, he created the tweetware Round Around Icon Set.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Michaël Carreira

Designer in Leiria, Portugal. Student at ESAD.CR. Behance link. Creator of an experimental typeface in 2011, perhaps called Experience. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Miguel Abreu

Based in Matosinhos, Portugal, Miguel Abreu created the rounded bold printed typeface Untitled (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Miguel Batista

In 2011, Miguel Batista obtained a Masters Degree in Editorial Design from the Instituto Politécnico de Tomar, Portugal. He designed Schnellfetter Grotesk (2013) and W Stencil (2014, stencil numbers). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Miguel de Sousa

Graphic designer from Porto, Portugal. Together with Marcelo Santos and Bruno Albuquerque, he made BetaDin (2010).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Miguel Furtado

Illustrator from Coimbra, Portugal. In 2010, he designed the techno sans face NeoSuperVision. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Miguel Jesus

Designer from Porto, Portugal. Creator of the sturdy condensed sans caps face Portuguesa (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Miguel Silva

Portuguese digital artist. He created Lexis Slab Serif in 2013.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Miguel Sousa

Miguel Sousa is a Portuguese graphic designer with a big interest in Typography and Typeface Design. After completing his five-year degree in Technology and Graphic Arts from the Instituto Politécnico de Tomar in 2002, he worked for the children's books publisher O Bichinho de Conto for one year, as a graphic designer, typographic designer, book designer, web designer and web developer. Before going to Reading he also worked in MBV Design as a graphic designer, web designer and web programmer.

He graduated from the Master of Arts in Typeface Design programme at the University of Reading, where he developed text face named Calouste with extensive support for the Latin and Armenian scripts. Calouste (2005) won an award at TDC2 2006.

In April 2006, he joined Adobe's type development department. He had a hand in these Gerard Unger fonts in 2006, custom produced for the University of Reading: RdgSwift-Bold, RdgSwift-BoldItalic, RdgSwift-Italic, RdgSwift-Regular, RdgVesta-Bold, RdgVesta-BoldItalic, RdgVesta-Italic, RdgVesta.

In 2013, he created the beautiful typeface Gothic Round (Hamilton Wood Type): After Hamilton bought out Page, Wells and Morgan & Wilcox, they briefly offered the various cuts from their former competitors before standardizing. In settling on which version would best inform this new digitization, designer Miguel Sousa of Adobe looked at specimens from the Newberry Library in Chicago as well as visiting and printing at the WNY Book Arts Center and of course the Hamilton Wood Type Museum to get a full immersion into this font project. Ultimately it was settled upon to use exemplars from multiple cuts to create a more pleasing hybrid. The Upper case was primarily based on the Heber Wells version, while the lower case referenced the Wm. Page version. Overall some of the most jarring quirks found in various versions were left out in favor of a solid type. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Miguel Vale

Portuguese graphic designer, b. 1987. He created the Bessa display typeface in 2012. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Miratype
[Nina Miranda]

Nina Miranda (Miratype, Lisbon, Portugal) created Transistor (2014), a circuit font built on a didone base. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Miru Morna

During her graphic desgn studies, Miru Morna (Lisbon, Portugal) created the modular display typeface Pier (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mom
[Pedro Mascarenhas]

Mom is the foundry of Pedro Mascarenhas, a type designer from Lisbon (b. 1967, Lisbon). Creator of Art Deco Neue (2011).

In 2013, he published the poster / fashion mag display sans typefaces Eliane Ultra Light and Eliane Bold, and the double view experimental typeface Mirror Display.

HypeForType link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

MusaWorkLab

Raquel Viana, Paulo Lima and Ricardo Alexandre form the Lisbon-based collective of graphic designers called MusaWorkLab. Creators of the sci-fi typeface Musa 600 (2012, HypeForType). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nadine Fialho

During her studies in Caldas da Reinha, Portugal, Nadina Fialho created the wide woiod-inspired titling face Elisus (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Natanael Gama
[Ndiscovered (was: Natenine Type)]

[MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

NCMG

Lisbon-based creator of the display typeface Metropole (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ndiscovered (was: Natenine Type)
[Natanael Gama]

Ndiscovered (and before that, Natenine Type) is Natanael Gama's site in Lisbon (earlier, in Caldas da Rainha), Portugal. Born in 1988, Natanael's first font is Chumbo (2010).

In 2011, he designed Intimacy and Exo (free at Google Web Fonts). Free download. Exo is a rounded techno font family in 9 styles. See also Exo2 at Google Web Fonts and Fontspace.

In 2012, he added the roman inscription style typeface family Cinzel, classic, well-proportioned and just drop dead gorgeous. And free. See also Google Web Fonts and the CTAN site. There is also the Cinzel Decorative subfamily.

Typefaces from 2013: Genica (a tweetware signage script).

Typefaces from 2014: Genica Pro, Mangerica, Mangerica Italic. Definitely, a very Latin sans, described by Natanael as follows: This design incorporates different styles into a consistent look. A pinch of script, a little of geometric and some humanistic shapes as well create a very distinguishable sans-serif.

Fontsquirrel link. Fontspace link. Behance link. Another Behance link. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Neil Summerour
[Positype]

[MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Nelson Costa

Lisbon-based graphic designer (b. 1982). Behance link. He created a human body alphabet called Body Type (2010). Not sure if this has been fonted. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nicole Santos

Porto, Portugal-based designer of the high-contrast didone fashion mag typeface Concha (2012-2013). This typeface was created during her studies at ESAD in Matosinhos. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nikolay Komitov

During his studies in Caldas da Reinha, Portugal, Nikolay Komitov created the display Indiscreet Typeface (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nina Miranda
[Miratype]

[MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Noel Campos

Creator of the free textured display typeface Lisboa Calatrava (2013). This font was inspired by Gare do Oriente, Lisboa, which was constructed by Santiago Calatrava. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Norberto Moita

Located in Caldas da Rainha, Portugal, Norberto Moita created the neo-romantic [his own words] serif face Hyordanna (2010), and Kartlos (2011, a techno sans family). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nuno Alves
[UFF Portugal]

[MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Nuno Dias

Portuguese media artist (b. 1982) who lives in Braga and Covilhã. He graduated in 2008 in Multimedia Design from the University of Beira Interior, Covilhã. Designer of the paper-fold typeface Origram (2008) and the (free) gaspipe face Makhina (2012).

In 2014, he strated selling fonts. Commercial typefaces include the condensed poster typeface Bohemian Slab (2014).

Behance link. Creative Market link. Devian Tart page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nuno Miranda

During his graphic design studies in Lisbon, Nuno Miranda designed the circuit board typeface Transistor (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nuno Placido

Lisbon-based designer of Placido (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nuno Queiros

Together, Pedro Canario (Porto, Portugal) and Nuno Queiros (Porto, Portugal) designed the free modular typeface Retiro in 2014, during their studies at Oporto's School of Fine Arts. Not to be confused with the earlier Retiro typeface by Porchez and Levy. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nuno Serrao

Funchal, Portugal-based creator of some a nice typographic poster in 2010 that uses the Eiffel tower for a movie festival. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

O Design e a Ergonomia

Portuguese design blog with some discussions about type. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Olinda Martins

Olinda Martins is the Portuguese designer of the free font Bazar (2009).

Images: i, ii, iii, iv.

Abstract Fonts link. Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Onrepeat
[Joao Oliveira]

Onrepeat is the type foundry established by Joao Oliveira (b. 1986) in 2011. Oliveira is (was?) a communication design student at Escola Superior de Artes e Design (ESAD) in Matosinhos, Portugal. 1986. He also freelances as a designer in Porto.

He made Gothular (2011) and the 12-style artistic piano key display sans family Bohema (2011). In 2013, he published the super-high-contrast didone fashion mag typeface system Port (2013).

Port was revisited in 2014 and led to the exquisite 10-style experimental didone typeface Port Vintage.

Behance link. Another Behance link. MyFonts link. Creative Market link. Klingspor link. Onrepeat link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Open DIN

A project started by Open source supporters in Belgium (Pierre Huyghebaert, Harrisson, Philip May, Nicolas Maleve and Femke Snelting) and executed by Paulo Silva in Portugal in the form of the free typeface OpenDinSchriftenEngshrift (2009), which is based on the master drawing of DIN for the Prussian Railways.

They state: In the coming year, we will be working on a new digital rendering of the classic DIN font with the aim to release it in the public domain. We chose DIN (often referred to as "the German Autobahn typeface") as a starting point for a few reasons. First of all, because it is one of the rare typefaces that was released into the public domain from the moment it was designed in 1932. While the original drawings remain freely available, various type foundries have copyrighted digital renderings (such as FontShop's FF DIN). Secondly because its particular history brings up many questions about standards, their political implications and relations to use. In 1936 the German Standard Committee decided DIN should be employed in technology, traffic, administration, and business, with the idea to facilitate the development of German engineering and industry. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Oruam Graphiks

Portugal-born Mauro Santos (Oruam Graphiks, Zielona Gora, Poland) designed an unnamed blackletter typeface in 2013 during his studies in Poland. His home base is in Sines (and/or Santo André), Portugal. Squeezer (2013) is a graffiti face. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Oscar Lopes

Porto, Portugal-based creator of Circle Typeface (2013), Couteau Suisse (2012, an alphabet based on the Swiss army knife), and Swiss Army Knife (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Patricia Boto

Graphic designer and photographer (b. 1978) in Lisbon. Behance link

Patricia used circles, triangles and squares only in the construction of My Geometric Font (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Patricia Caldeira

Lisbon-based creator of the squarish school project typeface Mellon (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Patricia de Sousa Carvalho

Setubal-based Portuguese designer (b. 1973) who made Cethubala (1997), a funky Linotype face. She is involved in web and graphic design and illustration.

FontShop link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Patricia Ferreira

Designer in Lisbon who created an ornamental caps typeface in 2012. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Patricia Murta

Coimbra, Portugal-based designer who created the modular display typeface Tulipa in 2013. Still in 2013, she created the prismatic concentric typeface US Channel. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Patricia Picas

Patricia Picas from Setubal, Portugal, now works as a designer in Lisbon. She graduated earlier from ESAD CR in Caldas da Rainha, Portugal. Creator of the bilined caps typeface Cacos (2012) and the Picas typeface (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Patricia Reina

Student in Povoa de Varzim, Portugal, who created the script typeface Aurora in 2014. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Paulo Heitlinger

Portuguese author of Tipografia: origens, formas e uso das letras (2006, Paulo Heitlinger, Lisbon) and Alfabetos, Caligrafia e Tipografia (2010, Lisbon). Born in Lisbon, he studied nuclear physics in Germany. He lectured on communication design at the Universidade do Algarve. His pages (in Portuguese) are quite complete, with a great glossary, a beautiful section on the history of type, a mag called Cadernos de Tipografia, links to type design in the world in general, and in Brazil, Spain and Portugal in particular, and more general information on type. Font-making how to. Useful timeline of 16th century writing manuals. An absolute must. He has also created or revived a number of typefaces, which can be bought on-line.

An incomplete list of his typefaces:

  • Sinalética: A sober serif face for excellent legibility.
  • CantoneirosRegular (2008), Cantoneiros-Thin (2008): art deco / avant-garde.
  • Transito (2008): the famous 1930s stencil face of Jan Tschichold at Lettergieterij Amsterdam, with reinvented forms for f, g and y. [Note: the pic on the right-hand-side is Transito, as grabbed from Heitlinger's page---the grammatical error is not mine.]
  • Sturmblond-Medium (2008): Revival of simple lettering of Herbert Bayer.
  • Bayer Condensed: Revival of simple lettering of Herbert Bayer.
  • Imperatorum (2008)
  • Ratdoldt (2008): a blackletter face made from scans, and attributed to Erhard Ratdolt.
  • Valentim (2008): a blackletter face made from scans of the book Vita Christi. Named after Valentim Fernandes, a printer active in Lisbon, ca. 1480-1519.
  • Incunabulo Normalizado (2008): a blackletter face made from scans of the book Vita Christi.
  • Uhertype-Medium (2007): Revival of another Bauhaus era typeface, by Joost Schmidt.
  • Arkitekto: A Bauhaus style piano key font based on an image found in a book of Kurt Weidemann.
  • His Spanish collection includes Bastarda de Francisco Lucas, a versão espanhola da Cancelleresca italiana do século XVI. Um ponto alto da Caligrafia del Siglo de Oro.
  • Redondilla de Francisco Lucas, a penmanship font based on Arte de Escribir (1577).
  • Gótica Rotunda Gans.
  • Juan Bravo, based on azulejos (tiles).
  • Segovia, a titling font.
  • Centauro, a decorative font.
  • Kurrsiva, inspired by scripts from the 1960s.
  • Deco de Avila, an avant-garde face.Bertrand (2008): an art deco face patterened after the shop sign of Livraria Bertrand in Chiado, Lisbon.
  • Rotunda:
  • Visigotica: based on the calligraphic writings of the 10th and 11th centuries. This font has many alternates. Based on scans of a text of the 10th century called Actas de Concilio de Caledonia de 451. Styles: Imperatorum, Isidoro.
  • Typefaces based on the calligraphic work of Francisco Lucas, 1570: Bastarda de Lucas Italic (2009), Bastarda de Lucas (2009), Redondilla de Lucas (2009).
  • Uncialis (2009): a Lombardian type based on a 16th century model of Giralde de Prado.
  • Escolar Portugal (Fino, Forte) and Escolar Brasil are school fonts of the "upright connected script" style that were made in 2008. For more on didactic fonts, read the booklet Caderno de Tipografia e Design Nr. 14 (March 2009).
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Paulo Madeira

Paulo Madeira (Tomar, Portugal) created the modular floriated face Kaya (2011). During the height of the Occupy Wall Street movement, he created a font for demonstrations and strikes called Monoquay (2011), a heavy and angry geometric sans. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Paulo Silva

Portuguese type designer in Porto, b. 1972, who created NewBodonesque (2004-2005) as part of Pedro Amado's Typeforge open source font project. Creator of Gentesque (2009), an Open Font Library family based on a scan of the Gentium family. Aka Nitrofurano.

In 2009, he and others started work on OpenDinSchriftenEngshrift, an open source typeface that is as close as possible to the original DIN font done for the Prussian Railways. It was made with open source tools such as Inkscape and FontForge.

In 2014, he published Cyrillic versions of Not Courier Sans (2008, Ludivine Loiseau).

One download site. And another one. Kernest link. Behance link. Old Typeforge link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Paulo Vinhas Baudouin

Lisbon-based designed of the ornamental caps typeface Afroglyphics (2013), which was custom-made for the visual identity of a DJ duo from Lisbon. Afroglyphics used in Celeste Mariposa.

Neue Neon was created in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pedro Águas

Student at the University of Algarve, Portugal. Creator of Escorregar do Moreno (2011), a typeface based on toilet paper rolls. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pedro Alexandre Castro

Porto-based communication designer and illustrator, b. 1987. He studied at ESAD (Escola Superior de Artes e Design). Creator of Castro Script (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pedro Azevedo

Art director in Lisbon, Portugal, who created the mechanival octagonal typeface Type Font in 2014. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pedro Azevedo Gonçalves
[Alter Order]

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Pedro Barroso

Graphic designer at Leo Burnett in Lisbon who created a display typeface called Rational (2013). He also created the sans typeface Massive (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pedro Canario

Together, Pedro Canario (Porto, Portugal) and Nuno Queiros (Porto, Portugal) designed the free modular typeface Retiro in 2014, during their studies at Oporto's School of Fine Arts. Not to be confused with the earlier Retiro typeface by Porchez and Levy. In 2014, he designed the hipster typeface Cassiopeia.

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Pedro Cardozo

Calda da Reinha, Portugal-based creator of Gargoyle (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pedro Cruz

Pedro Cruz (PCZ Design) is an art director in Porto, Portugal. He made the avant garde techno face click-ec (2011) for a client. Zentzua (2013) is an octagonal custom typeface. Behance link. Old URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pedro Leal

Pedro Leal graduated in graphic design and advertising from the ESEIG-Escola Superior de Estudos Industriais e de Engenharia in Vila do Conde, Portugal, and lives in Porto. In 2010 he obtained a degree in type design at ESAD (Escola Superior de Artes e Design, Matosinhos) and started working at DSType. MyFonts link. Behance link.

He used FontStruct in 2008 to create the pixel face Minimal 8pt (514 glyphs!). In 2010, he created the text family Mafra at DSType. This was followed a bit later by Mafra Display (2010; +Medium, +Black). Apud and Apud Display (2010, DSType) are high-contrast faces.

Penna (2011) is a calligraphic type system. Braga (2011, Dino dos Santos and Pedro Leal, DS Type) is a layered font design family. Dino writes: Braga is an exuberant baroque typeface, named after a Portuguese city, also known as the baroque capital of Portugal. Our latest typographic extravaganza comes with a multitude of fonts designed to work like layers, allowing to insert color, lines, gradients, patterns, baroque, floral swashes, and many other graphic elements. Starting with Braga Base, you can add any of the twenty-three available styles, to create colourful typographic designs.

In 2012, he designed User, User Stencil and User Upright>/a>, a monospaced type family with 30 styles, from Hairline to Bold. This too will many awards. Girga (+Italic, +Engraved, +Banner, +Stencil) is a strong black Egyptian family designed together with Dino dos Santos at DS Type. Solido (2012, with Dino dos Santos, DS Type) is a versatile type system with five widths: Solido, Solido Constricted, Solido Condensed, Solido Compressed and Solido Compact. In total there are 35 fonts.

In 2012, he created the sans family Global, with its own dedicated web site, The Global Font. In 2013, he followed that up with the Global Stencil typeface family.

In 2013, Dino dos Santos and Pedro Leal published Diversa, a set of nine very different fonts that are jointly kerned so that letters can be swapped out and replaced at will. Diversa Std (2014) extends this to include Stencil, Inline and other decorative styles. Pedro Leal's main typeface of 2013 is Aparo, a script that is calligraphic, yet keeps the characteristics of penmanship scripts, and the pizzazz of a good fashion font.

In 2014, he published Torio, a penmanship script based on a style used in Arte de Escribir por Reglas y con Muestras (1798, by Spanish penman Torcuato Torío de la Riva y Herrer).

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Pedro Lima Ferreira

Pedro Lima Ferreira [Maan design] is the Povoa de Varzim, Portugal-based designer of Magnolia (2012), which was created together with Victor Claro.

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Pedro Lobo
[Uppertype]

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Pedro Lobo
[Type factory]

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Pedro Lopes Pereira

Portuguese art director and graphic designer, who created Type I (2012, a font composed of basic shapes) and Type II (2012, a semi-alchemic typeface).

Behance link. Home page of Changing Lines,where one can buy the typefaces. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pedro Lourenço

Senior designer in Lisbon who created the display typeface Sosken (2013) which was inspired by Norwegian landscapes. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pedro M. Martins

Portuguese designer who studies at the Universidade de Aveiro. He created Adaptoni (2012, FontStruct) using ideas from Bodoni. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pedro Mascarenhas
[Mom]

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Pedro Matos

Braga, Portugal-based designer of the rounded monoline stencil typeface Lackonic (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pedro Morgado

Portuguese architect and graphic designer who created a simple monoline sans face in 2011. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pedro Proença

Portuguese communication design student in London who is working on this sans (2006). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pedro Reis Amado
[Typeforge]

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Pedro Reis Amado
[Livetype]

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Pedro Serrao
[Type For You]

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Pedro Silva

Graphic designer in Lisbon, who created the experimental typeface Codigo (2011) and the sans headline face Chave (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pedro Teixeira

Portuguese type designer. Creator of the monoline gemetric organic sans face Constantine (2012). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Pedro Vilas-Boas

Portuguese art director and designer who lives in Pavia (Lisbon). His type posters are slick and loud. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Playground Atelier

Lisbon-based studio. For an African project, it created the African symbol typeface Afroglyphics (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Portuguese Traffic Typefaces
[Joao Neves]

Joao Neves (Ourem, Portugal) lists and shows the Portuguese traffic typefaces from 1954, 1959, 1994 and 1998. In 1954 and 1959, they used the JAE font where JAE stands for Junta Autónoma des Estradas. Later, starting in 1994, they adapted and adopted the UK's Transport typeface. At Behance, he showed his monoline circular-arc based face Ball Kaps (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Portuguese type designers

A list of Portuguese type designers, with links and discussions (in Portuguese). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Positype
[Neil Summerour]

Positype was founded in 2002 by Athens and/or Jefferson, GA-based designer and type designer Neil Summerour (b. 1972, Azores, Portugal). Neil began developing typefaces in 1996 with the 1996 Olympic Brick Paver Project proprietary typeface. He is the co-principal and senior designer of Athens-based interactive, design, and advertising agency Genetic:ICG. In the summer of 2003, he began teaching Advanced Electronic Design in the Graphic Design Department at The University of Georgia.

Swash & Kern is the bespoke lettering and typeface design alter ego of Neil Summerour.

In 2001, Neil published his first two type designs with [T-26] Digital Type Foundry in Chicago, IL. Since then, he has released tens of font families including hiragana and katakana fonts. Positype fonts are sold by Myfonts.com and [T-26].

Klingspor link. Facebook link. Blog. Behance link. Union Fonts link.

The list of his fonts:

  • Aaux, Aaux Office (2002), Aaux Pro (2004), Aaux Next (2009, 72 typefaces), Aaux Alphanumera, Aaux Emoticons.
  • The Air Superfamily (2011), which consists of 81 sans faces. Followed by Air Soft (2011).
  • Altar (8-weight Gothic family).
  • Akagi (2008): 20 style sans family. Extended and refreshed in 2011 into Akagi Pro.
  • AMP (at Union fonts).
  • Anago (2012) is a softly rounded sans family, the product of a designer addicted to designing sans families.
  • Anarcharsis (2002): a serif family inspired by incomplete rubbing made from a stone wall located in the Bahamas.
  • Angel Script (2009, TypeTrust).
  • Baka (2005, a fantastic scratchy handwriting face), Baka Too (2006; followed in 2010 by Baka Expert).
  • The Bodoniesque family (Umbrella Type).
  • Claustrum (2003).
  • Clear Sans (2013). Starting from a monoline rather geometric set of thin weights, this typeface family morphs into a more humanist beast, with a, b, d and g having a squeezed look at the intercepts. And maybe because of that, this unclassifiable face is quite appealing. Followed by Clear Sans Text and Clear Sans Screen.
  • Cynapse (2003). Cynapse Pro (2004, 12 weights) is a sans family.
  • Directors Gothic (2013, Lettering Inc). A large retro sans family.
  • Donatora (2004).
  • Ego (2003, octagonal family).
  • Epic (2007-2009, a 12-style contemporary garalde).
  • Ether, Ether Connected.
  • Eva (2003).
  • Filmotype Dancer (2012).
  • Filmotype Horizon (2011).
  • Flirt Script (2014).
  • Friendly (2012). In part based on Morris Fuller Benton's upright script face Announcement.
  • Fugu (2009, rough-outlined script family, winner at TDC2 2010).
  • Ginza (2008, a squarish techno family), and Ginza Narrow (2011).
  • Halogen (2012). An organic wide techno sans family. In 2014, he added Halogen Slab and Halogen Flare (flared). All have hairlines.
  • Headcold (2004).
  • Iru1, Iru2.
  • Juicy (T-26, 2004, brushdrawn family).
  • Kari and Kari Pro (2005): a connected upright script. Kari Display (2009).
  • Kryptk Flash (2003).
  • Kurosawa Bastard, Kurosawa Hand, Kurosawa Sans, Kurosawa Serif, Kurosawa Hiragana, Kurosawa Katakana.
  • Love Script (2014). A high energy high contrast brush pen / marker script.
  • Luce (2004).
  • Lush Script (2011). A connected script inspired by the 1940s.
  • Lust (2012), a curvy hight-contrast didone in the Pistilli style. Neil: The result yielded a rather diverse typographic gene pool: a little Scotch Modern, a little Didone and Didot, a dominant dose of Caslon, and a pinch of Baskerville-- all wrapped up in the leggy body of a Brazilian supermodel. A confident, self-reliant typeface that shows just enough to keep everyone staring and leave them wanting more. Followed by Lust Slim (2014).
  • Lust Script (2013). This is a curvier, sexier (Neil's words) version of Lust. For use in fashion magazines and large sizes.
  • Macha (2012). A sans family.
  • The Type Trust: Magneta (2009, The Type Trust). Includes a Condensed subfamily.
  • Muscle (2009, TypeTrust---a futuristic family).
  • Nori (2010): a calligraphic brush face obtained by applying the Pilot Japan Kanji Fude brush pen on paper. It has over 1100 glyphs, 250 ligatures, 487 alternate characters, 125+ swash and titling alternates, lining and old style numerals. Awarded at TDC2 2011.
  • Organic (2009, sans family).
  • Penumbra.
  • Plastek (2004-2009).
  • The R.E.M. Athens project involves three fonts published in 2009, REM Orange, REM Accelerate and REM Tourfont. They are based on ideas by Chris Bilheimer for the band R.E.M. (Michael Stipe and Chris Bilheimer). Both attended the fine arts program at the University of Georgia. Michael Stipe, singer and lyricist, formed R.E.M. in 1980. Bilheimer began working with the band in 1994.
  • Romp (2009, condensed hand-printed).
  • Rhythm (2011). An italic inline and solid display family based on ATF's Ratio (ca. 1930) and Herbert Thannhaeuser's Adastra (1928).
  • Shameless (2013). A connected penmanship-style script.
  • Sneakers (2003-2004): athletic lettering family. Also, Sneakers Script.
  • Tactical (2011, octagonal mechanical face; +Stencil).
  • In 2012, he won the Second Akashi Prize in the kanji (!!!) category of the Morisawa Type Design Competition for Tegaki. Tegaki also won at TDC 2013.
  • Truss Ultra Light (2006): hairline architectural font.
  • Vekta Serif (2009), Vekta Neo and Vekta Sans (2009, a sans family at TypeTrust).
  • Wasabi (2010): an organic elliptical family, based on Iru.
  • Yumi (2003, techno font, Union Fonts).

His life in hiw own words: Neil Summerour is a type designer, lettering artist, calligrapher and designer based in Georgia, USA with one foot in Takamatsu, Japan. After graduating from The University of Georgia Lamar Dodd School of Art with a BFA in Graphic Design, he soon found himself opening his own studio to deal with the flow of freelance work. [...] Neil opened his personal type foundry, Positype, in 2000 to feed his ever-growing desire for type design. He later co-founded TypeTrust (2002) with Silas Dilworth as his addiction to type and lettering grew. [...] He was an adjunct art professor at The University of Georgia in graphic design and taught graphic design at the Governor's School for the Arts. [...] As a typeface designer, he has published over 60 typeface families and produced numerous custom typefaces for clients worldwide. [...] He has won the Type Directors Club Certificate of Excellence in Type Design in 2010 and 2011 for Fugu and Nori, respectively.

Showcase of Neil Summerour's fonts. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Priscila Dias

Portuguese design student. FontStructor who made Altiva (2010, a condensed squarish face) while at the Instituto Politecnico do Cávado e do Ave. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pyramid Type
[Beatriz Cóias]

Pyramid Studio is a small alternative design & art direction collective formed by Beatriz Cóias and Joáo Chaves, founded in January 2012. Located in Lisbon, Portugal, it created Pyramid Type in 2012. Lululemon (2012) was made by Beatriz for the band by that name.

Behance link. Cargo collective link. Another Cargo collective link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

R. B. Figueira

Portuguese designer. He created the cleanly hand-printed faces Kahand (2011) and Rohand (2011) using iFontMaker software. Graphicriver link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rafael Matos da Silva

Lisbon-based designer who created the stitching typeface Lena in 2013.

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Rafael Saraiva

Brazilian / Portuguese graduate of the MATD program at the University of Reading in 2012. His graduation typeface is the Latin / Sinhala multi-script Serendip (2012). Serendip won an award at Tipos Latinos 2014.

Codesigner with Bruno Mello, Fabio Haag, Fernando Caro and Ron Carpenter of Soleto (2014, Dalton Maag), a sans typeface that won an award at Tipos Latinos 2014. In 2014, Bruno Maag, Ron Carpenter, Fernando Caro and Rafael Saraiva codesigned the rounded organic sans typeface Oscine (Dalton Maag). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Rafael Serra

Fael is Rafael Serra (b. Santarém, Portugal, 1983). Since 1989, he lives in Barcelos. Rafael graduated in Graphic Design and Advertising from the Oporto Polytechnic Institute, and works as a graphic designer in a design studio in Braga. He created some typefaces, both free and private.

He created Caravela (2011, organic), Kravo (2010), an angular titling face which he claims was inspired by the Portuguese Revolution. In 2012, he made the squarish face Godo, Naperom (inspired by embroidery and lace), and Jangada (a display typeface based on hand-made wooden rafts).

In 2013, he designed the condensed sans typeface Kravo and Ancora (an angular all caps sans).

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Raquel Ferreira

During her studies in Lisbon, raqueel Ferreira and MarianaFacada designed the lachrymal typeface Lagrimas (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Raquel Freitas

Lisbon-based creator of Contra-Relógio (2012), a font based on parts of a clock. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Raquel Goncalves

During her communication design studiesat ESAD, Porto-based Raquel Goncalves designed Traviata (2013) and Vydeo (2013, angular typeface). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Raquel Gouveia

Illustrator in Porto, Portugal. She made the sans face Ella Light (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Raquel Guerreiro

During his graphic design studies in Lisbon, Raquel Guerreiro created Straw (2013), a typeface in which each glyph looks like a straw. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Raquel Hipólito

Raquel Hipólito (Lisbon) created an experimental display type called Write Design in 2012. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Raquel Oliveira

Designer in Porto, Portugal, of the fat experimental custom typeface Museu Lagar Segall (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Raul Reis

Raul Reis (Lisbon, Portugal) created a typeface and identity for Bairro Salgado in 2012.

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Renata Paulo

During her grapghic design studies at ESAD in Caldas da Reinha, Portugal, Renata Paulo (Lisbon) created the Peignotian sans typeface Avinca (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ricardo Bento

Santarem, Portugal-based designer of Clarendon Stencil (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ricardo Cardoso

During his graphic design studies in Lisbon, Ricardo Cardoso created the deco typeface Coriprel (2014), which is modeled after lettering seen on a building. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ricardo Cunha

Braga, Portugal-based designer of the experimental typeface New Font (2013) and of the grid-based typeface family Geometry Serif (2013), which is really more a display sans. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ricardo Franco

FontStructor from Lisbon who made Hoka Hey (2013, a counterless octagonal typeface), Das Leter (2012, octagonal), and Impius (2013, techno typeface). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ricardo Martins

Senior graphic designer from Lisbon, now located in London. Creator of the wonderful retro typeface family Retrica (2012), which comes in Light, Bold and Black weights. The Black weight is shaded.

In 2014, Ricardo Martins, Filipe Almeida and Curtis White codesigned the ray-lit 3d Balloon typeface (2014), which must have been a technical tour de force. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ricardo Matos
[Tipos de Portugal]

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Ricardo Pedro

Web and graphic designer in Lisbon. Creator of Skeleton Light (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ricardo Ramos

Lettering artist in Odemira, Portugal. He did some windmill lettering commissioned by the Municipality of Odemira for the international day of the mills in 2011. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ricardo Reis

During his studies in Entroncamento, Portugal, Ricardo Reis designed the organic monoline typeface Richard Light (2014) and the decoratove Sausage Type (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ricardo Ribeiro

During his studies in Porto, Portugal, Ricardo Ribeiro designed the serifed typeface Gencho (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ricardo Ribeiro

During his studies in Caldas da Reinha, Portugal, Ricardo Ribeiro designed the triangulated bike-inspired typeface Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ricardo Rodrigues

Barcelos, Portugal-based designer who created the sans face MyFont (2011). Not to be confused with Ricardo Rodrigues dos Santos (or Ricardo Santos) who ran Vanarchiv. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ricardo Rodrigues dos Santos
[Vanarchiv]

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Ricardo Silva

Lisbon-based designer, who created the nice typographic poster London Tower Bridge (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ricardo Veloso

Lisbon-based brand designer, who created an attractive (and free!) grotesk display face for fashion mag work called Frozen Type (2013).

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Rita Cabecinhas

Lisbon, Portugal-based freelance designer, who made the curly serif face Rio in 2009. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rita Candeias

Venas Novas, Portugal-based designer of the typeface Claw (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rita Dias

Lisbon-based graphic designer, who created the modular face Tetris (2007) as a student at FBAUL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rita Homem

Creator of the experimental typeface Alphabet Code (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rita Macedo Carvalho

Porto-based creator of the handmade caps alphabet Unbalanced (2011). Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rita Mex

Sintra, Portugal-based designer of the geometric techno typeface Mex (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rita Moniz

Porto, Portugal-based creator of the hand-drawn decorative caps alphabet Alpha Tradiio (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rita Noites

Vila Real, Portugal-based designer of Pulso (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rita Ramalho

During her studies towards a Masters degree in Graphic Design and Editorial Projects at the University of Porto, Rita Ramalho created Diagonal (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rita Santos

Designer in Leiria, Portugal, who created the organic face Diella (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Roland Sousa

Graphic designer and digital artist in Porto, Portugal. Creator of Bauhaus New (2009). [Google] [More]  ⦿

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 calligraphy [it deservedly won an award at TDC2 2009], 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 serif family), Forma Solid (T26).

In 2013, Rui published Aria Text (a rational 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 humanistic element. Grafolita Script (2013) is a connected typeface family that borrows ideas from signage scripts.

Typefaces from 2014: Signo (a dynamic sans serif with reverse contrast, designed for editorial and branding).

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

View Rui Abreu's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Rúben Dias
[Item Zero]

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Ruben David Marques

Portuguese student from Leiria. Creator of this playful unicase face in 2007. Designer at FontStruct in 2008 of leiria, leiria_bad_sans_informal, Leiria Italic Swashy (pixelish scripts). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ruben Ferreira Duarte

Communication designer in Lisbon, Portugal, who created these typefaces in 2014: Caffein (stencil), Bludaneve (stencil), Arte no Feminino (dot matrix), Lusofonia (chromatic type), Caixa Alta (condensed sans), Horizontes Aventura (brush typeface). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ruben Santos

Entroncamento, Portugal-based graphic designer who, during his studies in 2013, created the blocky typeface Zeta using FontStruct. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ruben Silva

Student at ESAD in Caldas da Rainha, Portugal. He created Ruben's Geo (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

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

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Rui Dias

During his studies in Coimbra, Portugal, Rui Dias created the display typeface New Old Knight (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rui Faria

Rui Faria (Guimaraes, Portugal) created the outlined display typeface Repeat Font (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rui Ferreira

Portuguese designer of the free font Prometheus Engineer (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rui Lira

Portuguese graphic designer who made the beautiful logotype Moleskinerie (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rui Pica

Lisbon-based designer of the modular geometric outline typeface Metric (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rui Rodrigues

Illustrator from Guimaraes, Portugal. Creator of the monoline display sans Rusky (2011). In December 2011, he gave the world a present in the form of the free poster font Beaver.

In 2013, Rui designed the condensed organic sans typeface Bonie Fancy Slab.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rui Silva
[Artes Finais]

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Sara Barreto

Lisbon, Portugal-based designer of the angular Wonder Typeface (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sara Cardoso

Together at the University of Aveiro, Portugal, Carlos Marcelo Baptista, Diana Curado, Edgardo de Almeida, Mariana Fl&ocute;rio, Rute Fernandes and Sara Cardoso codesigned the modular typeface Bricks (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sara Cordas

Graphic designer in Lisbon, Portugal, who created the paper cut-out typeface Summer Font (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sara Gonçalves

Graphic designer in Braga, Portugal, who created the display typeface Otavia (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sara Meireles

Lisboan graphic designer who created a grungy organic face called Coffee (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sara Salsinha

Graphic designer in Lisbon, Portugal. She designed the curly typeface Comma (2011) and the blocky ultra-fat face Work Hard (2012).

I like her motto, Listen, learn, work hard, give and be kind. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sara Silva

Designer in Vila Nova de Famalicao, Portugal. She created a few interesting typographic posters called Cartazes Tipográficos (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sarah Hillebrand

Designer and illustrator in Coimbra, Portugal. Alternate URL. She created a photographic alphabet, Austero (2010), based on sidewalk stones. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Scannerlicker (was: Loligo Vulgaris)
[Fábio Duarte Martins]

Graphic and media designer and art director in Espinho, Portugal, b. 1984, who founded first Loligo Vulgaris and then Scannerlicker. He is the son of an Arts and Crafts teacher and grandson of a typographer.

Fábio has designed some typefaces, such as Illiad Sans (2008-2012, a modular family), Exablock (2008, modular ultra-fat face), Moo (2010, another fat geometric face), and Space Mace (2008, pixel face). Moo (2009) is a free geometric outline font. His octagonal Geomelia was renamed Gerusa (2009, OCR-like face).

Typefaces from 2010: Menta (an organic monoline sans), Gerusa (minimalist sans), SuperBlack (fat, counterless), Tucátulá 2010 (hand-printed, with Ricardo Gomes and Carla Estrada).

Other faces include Catorze (geometric sans; substyles include Catorze 27 Style 1 (2011)), Horta (slab serif), Illiad, Menta (2010), Ulular, and Pixelmixel.

Typefaces from 2012: Isotope (a large family in the Isonorm style).

Fonts from 2013: Maoos (a layered textured typeface).

Fonts from 2014: Quosm (a rounded sans), Conia (free icon font), Letreiro (underlined letters).

Dafont link. Behance link. Another Behance link. Klingspor link. Abstract Fonts link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Sebastian Bissinger
[Bank]

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Sebastiao Lopes

Madrid-based Portuguese designer of the custom typeface Fu (2014) for a mobile game by DoubleMind. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Senhor Soares

Graduate of the graphic design school in Caldas da Reinha, Portugal, who made the display sans face Cujo (2011). He also does illustrations. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Serenela Santos

Graphic designer in Leiria, Portugal, who created the flared humanist sans face Boheme (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sergio Gomes

During his studies at Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade in Porto, Portugal, Sergio Gomes created Locked Type (2014: decorative caps) and Clean Type (2014: like blackletter). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sergio Miguel

Graphic designer from Porto, Portugal, b. 1990, who is studying at ESAD.CR in Caldas da Reinha, Portugal. Creator of Paradis (2013), the Hipster typeface (2013) and of the geometric monoline sans face Bagua (2013). Donzela (2013) is a high-contrast hairline fashion mag typeface. Dandy (2013) and Aroma (2013, hairline) are further fashion mag typeface families.

Typefaces from 2014: Telekinesis.

Behance link. Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Shokd

Lisbon-based designer of Horror (2012, an arts and crafts typeface) and Bella (2012, experimental). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Simao Almeida

Lisbon-based designer (b. Brazil, 1977) of Digital Circuit (2013), a typeface inspired by pieces of a subway map.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Simple And Effective

Studio in Lisbon, who created the free thick monoline poster display font Massief (2013), and the multiline typeface Omnia (2011).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sofia Carvalho

Designer and illustrator in Lisbon. Creator of several typefaces in 2012, including a phonetic one, a modular one, and a dingbat typeface. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sofia Gabriel

Sofia Gabriel (Queluz, Portugal) designed the bilined blackboard bold typeface Parri (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sofia Martins

During her communication design studies in Coimbra, Portugal, Sofia Martins (Ponte de Sor) created an untitled display typeface (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sofia Peres

Porto, Portugal-based graphic designer who created the experimental typeface Tube Font (2012), based on a map of the subway of London. In 2013, she created Ljubljana, a typeface modeled after the architectural scenery of the Slovenian city (as a project at Aluo University of Ljubljana). She currently studies at the Faculty of Fine-Arts of the University of Porto (FBAUP). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sofia Santos

Aveiro, Portugal-based creator of an alphabet based on pieces of macaroni (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Solange Armindo

Lisbon-based creator of the dot matrix typeface Diamond (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Solange Gomes

Solange Gomes lives in Aveiro, Portugal. Creator of the very esthetic art deco face Overview (2011), which comes with an Inline style. It was based on art deco lettering on a post office building. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sonia da Rocha
[Media Type Foundry]

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Sonia Vaz

Lisbon, Portugal-based designer of the high-contrast ball terminal-laden free Peignotian style typeface Tosca (2013-2014), which was a school project at ESAD.CR. Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Su Peneda

Designer in Lisbon who created the organic Laqua font in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Susana Carvalho

Portuguese designer (b. 1979), who obtained her Master's degree at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts (2004) and still lives in Den Haag. She created the experimental sans face Vertigo (2004). See here for her work there. With her husband Kai Bernau, she set up Atelier Carvalho Bernau in Den Haag, where one can look at their commercial type families Atlas Grotesk (2012), Neutraface Slab, Lyon Text, Lyon Display, and Neutral.

She teaches graphic design in the Bachelor course at KABK, the Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Susana Costa

Designer in Lisbon who made Sneakers (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Susana Santos

Susana Santos (Caldas da Reinha, Portugal) created the angular Sassy Edges typeface in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Susana Sarmento

Graphic designer in Porto, Portugal, who created the decoratove caps typeface Dog Type (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Susana Simplício

Type designer in Loures, Portugal, b. 1981. Home page. Her fonts include Piscis (2009, scanbats) and Human (2009, dingbat face). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Susans Sá

Lisbon-based designer of the hexagonal typeface Geometric (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Talita Kessia

During her studies in Lisbon, Talita Kessia designed Niemeyer (2013), a typeface named after Oscar Niemeyer. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tamara Barros

Graphic designer in Buarcos, Figueira da Foz, Portugal, b. 1992. During her studies at Instituto Politécnico de Coimbra, Tamara Barros created Perola (2013, an angular hand-drawn typeface). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tania Carvalho

Lisbon-based designer of the straight-edged experimental typeface Reticular (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tania Raposo

Graphic designer from Portugal who obatined a Bachelors in Graphic Design from ESAD.CR in Caldas da Rainha, and a Masters in type design from KABK, Den Haag, 2010. At KABK, she created the Guia family in2010 for pedestrian wayfinding. In 2009, she did a revival (still at KABK) of Frank Hinman Pierpont's 1925 face, Horley Old Style. Also check her type portraits: Ang San Suu Kyi, Jose Ramon Horta, Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tania Santos

Under the guidance of Dino dos Santos in the Master Degree program in Graphic Design and Editorial Projects, FBAUP, Porto, Portugal, Tania santos created an untitled fashion mag typeface (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Telmo E. Juliao

Graphic and web designeer and radio personality in Villa France de Xira, Portugal. Graduate of ESAD.CR in Caldas da Reinha, Portugal, who is now based in Lisbon. He created the thin elliptical sans face Beon in 2012 during his studies.

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Telmo S. Freitas

Villa Nova de Gaia, Portugal-based designer of the squarish typeface Okapa (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Teresa Vasconcelos

Porto, Portugal-based designer of New Fraktur Stencil (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Thrashin
[Beatriz Cóias]

Beatriz Cóias (Thrashin) is the Lisbon-based creator of an alchemic typeface for the band Lulemon (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tiago A. Oliveira

For the class of Joana Correia at ESAD in Porto, Portugal, Tiago A. Oliveira created the text face Prodiga (2013) and the outline face Oliver Gothic (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tiago Felipe Silva

During his studies in Lisbon, Tiago Felipe Silva created the squarish typeface Sqare (sic) (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tiago Galo

Tiago Galo (Lisbon, b. 1980) graduated from the Faculdade de Arquitectura da Universidade Técnica de Lisboa in 2004. He designed the circle-based typeface Asteria and the techno typeface Nereus in 2014. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tiago Gomes

Illustrator and graphic designer in Leiria, Portugal. He created the sans/slab Versatis family in 2010. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tiago Kingwell

Design student from Figueira da Foz, Portugal. In 2011, he designed the thin octagonal stencil face Qual. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tiago Nogueira

During their graphic design studies, Tiago Nogueira (Custoias, Portugal) and Joao Faia (Porto, Portugal) created the typeface Poveiro (2014) to represent the city of Povoa de Varzim, Portugal. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tiago Pereira
[DPIGS Design Studio]

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Tiago Rodrigues

Guarda, Portugal-based creator of some great typographic posters, such as one about Tokyo (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tiago Sa

Lisbon, Portugal-based designer of Air Americana (2014), which is inspired by the Air America logo. Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tiponautas

Type design collective founded in 2011 by Luis Alonso (Barcelona), Ricardo Santos (Lisbon) and Charlie Zinno (Buenos Aires).

Ricardo Santos and Luis Alonso codesigned designed the techno sans families Lab Slab Pro (2011) and Lab Sans Pro (2011).

In 2012, Ricardo Santos published the great and large garalde family Tramuntana Pro (which has optical corrections), accompanied by Tramuntana Dingbats (a set of beautiful arrows).

Behance link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Tipos das Letras

Tipos das Letras (TdL) is an independent digital type foundry, created in 2013 by Aprígio Morgado, Ricardo Santos and Rúben Dias. Together, they designer the modern typefaces TDL Ruha Hairline and TDL Ruha Latin in 2014. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Tipos de Portugal
[Ricardo Matos]

Tipos de Portugal was established in 2004 by Ricardo Matos, a Portuguese graphic designer. He created a disturbed techno font, Headline (2004), Snail (2004, serifed) (2003) and the informal display sans face Augumentin (2004).

Ricardo Matos and Diego Potes run the graphic design studio Alva in Lisbon. Typefaces designed by Alva include Maneta da Corneta (2012), Garota dos Bosques (2012), Fifi da Linha (2010, slab face), Autista Malabarista (2012), Alberta dos Olivais (2010), Bala (2009), Gioconda Anaconda (2009), Canivete Sueco (2010), Bruna de Queluz (2011), Loira Cega (2012, experimental) and Ermita Hermafrodita (2012).

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Tomas Gouveia

Tomas Gouveia (Chasing Graphics, Lisbon, Portugal) created the sans typeface Mescla from 2012 until 2014. Mescla was influenced by Akzidenz Grotesk, Gill Sans and Futura, according to Tomas. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Type factory
[Pedro Lobo]

Type Factory is Pedro Lobo, a Guimaraes, Portugal-based illustrator and designer. In 2011, he set up Uppertype to sell some of his fonts.

Lobo created the experimental geometric face Monkey (2011), the geometric art deco family Jono (2011), the blackboard bold face YDXS (2011), and the logotype Sanjo (2011). Molesk (2011, a free slabby display face) is free.

In 2011, he published the extensive fashion mag family Akila, which comes in two subfamilies, Akila Bouma, and Akila Didone, both adorned with refined outlines and high contrast. Images of Akila: i, ii, iii, iv, v, vi.

Typefaces from 2012 include Codhigo, Borba (a beautiful inline headline face), Wannabe, Desk (3d shadow face), Smart, Kleiner, Tabbaco and Fabrica.

Personal page. Behance link for Pedro Lobo. Behance link for Type factory. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Type For You
[Pedro Serrao]

Portuguese type blog by Pedro Serrao, Joao Planche and Pedro Mesquita. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Typeforge
[Pedro Reis Amado]

Deactivated on November 26, 2009. Pedro Amado (Portugal) ran Typeforge, a collaborative open source type design project named after Fontforge, the free editor that is the editor of choice here. This project grew out of Livetype. Amado is working on Typeforge Gothic (2006), a full U&lc Grotesque Sans 1 Axis Multiple Master based on 1898 Berthold's Azkidenz Grotesk and 1905 ATF's Franklin Gothic typefaces. Paulo Silva is working on a face called NewBodonesque. An experimental font, PS2 (by "JLM", 2006) is also being developed. Great ex-page of links on typography. Speaker at ATypI 2010 in Dublin. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Typographias
[Hugo Charrao]

Type blog by Hugo Charrao from Olhao, Portugal. In English and Portuguese. Not updated since 2011. [Google] [More]  ⦿

UFF Portugal
[Nuno Alves]

Nuno Pedro Soares Alves (b. 1978, Lisbon) is the FontStructor who made Terramoto (2010), an earthquake font.

In 2012, he went commercial as UFF Portugal, located in Tomar. His commercial typefaces include Branca Poster (2012: a high-contrast fat didone poster family), and Shearman STD (2012: a rounded octagonal typeface). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Uppertype
[Pedro Lobo]

Portuguese foundry in Guimaraes and Porto, est. 2011 by Pedro Lobo, that sells Yorker (2012, a layered athletic lettering font), Borba (2012, a beautiful inline typeface), Sahara (2012, an antique shadow caps face), Akila (2012, a fashion mag didone), Public (2012, art deco marquee face), Scape (2012), Smart (2012, inline caps face), Desk (2012, shadow caps face), Kleiner (2012), Fabrica, Wannabe (octagonal), Kodhigo (slab serif), Molesk (2011, a free slab display face), Tabbaco (connected retro script) and Jono (2011, art deco).

Typefaces from 2013: Player (a layered beveled typeface system), Porto (tweetware), Woodstik (a tall gothic wood type layered sans family that plays with texture and letterpress), Darko (alchemic, designed under the motto Uppertype goes hipster), Player (a layered type system), Bonie (organic sans).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Valdemar Lamego
[Küng Design Bureau]

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Vanarchiv
[Ricardo Rodrigues dos Santos]

Ricardo Rodrigues dos Santos (or briefly, Ricardo Santos, b. 1976 in Lisbon) is a Portuguese designer of type, who ran VanArchiv (est. 2000) from Loures, Portugal. He changed the name to Ricardo Santos and sells his work through MyFonts. In 2014, Aprígio Morgado, Ricardo Santos and Rúben Dias cofounded Tipos dasLetras in Lisbon. Klingspor link. Behance link. FontShop link.

Ricardo's early masterpiece is Atlantica (2005), a 28-weight transitional family. His faces Insectos Project (1997, geometric sans) Base Geometric Sans Serif (1998, geometric sans) Focus (1999, geometric sans) and Zeit Geist (2000, decorative) are discussed by a type forum. He made the sans families Boom (1997, decorative), Van (1998-2001, geometric sans) Urbis (2001, geometric sans) Baseniv (2001), geometric sans) RS1 (1998, decorative), Mitron (2001, decorative) Van Condensed (1998-2004, geometric sans) Van Dingbats (2004, travel dingbats), Focus and Focus Dingbats (2006, sans), and Lisboa (2000-2005, humanist sans, with dingbats based on the symbology of Lisbon city, published with Fountain).

At Tiponautas: Lab Sans Pro (LuisAlonso+RicardoSantos--LabSlabPro-2011b.png">2011, by Luis Alonso and Ricardo Santos) is a geometric sans-serif typeface with a technological and minimalist look and is suitable for use in large sizes.

Tramuntana 1 Pro (2012) was inspired by the late Renaissance and Manneiist spirit during 2009 for his Masters in Advanced Typography (Eina-Barcelona). This project was also inspired by Robert Granjon, Garamond and Sabon typefaces. The name tramuntana (Tramontane) is the Catalonian word for the cold wind that comes from the Pyrenees mountains and goes as far as the Balearic Islands. It was designed for editorial proposes (books and magazines). Tramuntana Dingbats (2012) is a set of artistic arrows.

Typefaces at Tipos da Letras: TDL Ruha Hairline and Latin (2014, with Abrígio Morgada and Rúben Dias: a modern slab and wedge serif pair).

In 2014, Ricardo Santos designed the geometric humanist sans typeface family Grafia Sans. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Vanda Ferreira

Portuguese designer (b. 1989) of Plastica (2009, pixel face done with FontStruct). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Vanda Veiga

Graphic designer from Lisbon, who made the pretty art deco logotype Coffee Grain (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Vania Teixeira

Graphic and web designer in Armarmar, Portugal. She created Optical Serif (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Vasco Lima

Lisbon-based designer of the thin condensed sans face Vitoria (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Vera Carvalho

Graphic design student at Escola Superior de Arte e Design, Portugal, who lives in Castelo Branco. Creator of the high-contrast sans typeface Gardunha (2012).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Vera Nunes

Designer and illustrator in Lisbon, who created the expermental typeface Raposa (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Vítor Quelhas
[dynTypo]

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Victor Arnaut Luiz

Coimbra, Portugal-based designer of a multiline pixel face, Fonte Bitmapped (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Vitor Braz

Lisbon, Portugal-based designer of the experimental geometric face Agaro (2011), the neon tube face Bulb (2011), Punku (2011), and the high-contrast fashion mag caps face Esquise (2011).

In 2013, he designed the alchemic typeface Lunaria.

Cargo collective link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Vitor Claro

Povoa de Varzim, Porto-based designer of a geometric art deco corporate type for the Taylor's 21 Port Wine label (2012). Creator of Magnolia (2012), which was developed together with Pedro Lima Ferreira. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Xavier Goncalves

Designer in Aveiro, Portugal. Creator of the modular typeface MC Special Sans (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

yrmk (was: Youremin)
[Joel Santos]

Typefoundry located in Lobão, Santa Maria da Feira, Portugal. Designers of Simples (2008, hairline architectural sans), Rounded Teen (2008, a very round and fat version of VAG Rounded), Rosley (2008, a decorative modern face) and Hausi (2008, experimental). It is run by Joel Santos (b. 1988, Porto, Portugal). MyFonts link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Ze Das Couves

Leiria, Portugal-based creator of Sal Sans (2011, humanist sans) and Dubio (2012). The image of Dubio shows the name Micael Nunes though.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿