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DocTipos is a documentary that aims to portray, trying not to be a simple historical account, the latest evolution of the Portuguese typeface design. The documentary is based on interviews with people with knowledge of reality in the professional environment.

It is intended that the spectator establishes a greater connection with the facts of everyday life through the personal narratives of each interviewee. Seeks that the facts are presented accurately in order to show clearly the reality that it’s supposed to be documented, but at the same time, that the story is presented in a very fluid and extensive way. This is because it is granted great freedom of response and conduction of the interview to the interviewee.

The DocTipos documentary is a project without any funding and whose costs are borne by their authors. All contributions directly or indirectly in the project were made gracefully. To all of them our thanks.


António Fonseca
Júlio Costa Pinto


Luís Pedro Cardoso – Cimbalino Filmes


Dino dos Santos

Dino dos Santos is the founder of DSType. Degree in Communication Design from the ESAD – Matosinhos and Masters in Multimedia Arts from the School of Fine Arts, University of Porto. Drew typefaces for various entities such as Newsweek, New York Times Magazine, Le Figaro, La Tercera, La Voz de Galicia, Electronic Arts, among many others. He was awarded the Certificate of Excellence in Type Design, awarded by the Type Directors Club of New York and Creative Review Type Design Awards.
Designed several fonts internationally awarded, such as Acta, Andrade, Estilo, Glosa, Leitura and Ventura. The work of DSType is referenced in the Klingspor Museum in Offenbach in Germany.

Hugo d’Alte

Hugo d’Alte studied at ESAD Matosinhos where he graduated in Communication Design. He attended graduate school “Type & Media” at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in The Hague, Holland and during this period worked with the studio Underware.
Since 2004 lives and works in Helsinki, and in 2005 presented a paper at ATypI-Helsinki (Association Typographique International Conference). That same year he published a font (Kaas) at Village Foundry of New York.

Jorge dos Reis

Typographer apprentice with a first official pressman in old letterpress workshop at “Cais do Sodré, Lisbon. PhD in Fine Arts – Design from Lisbon University and Master in Communication Art at the Royal College of Art. Masters in Sociology of Communication at ISCTE. Attended the ” Alan Kitching’s Typography Workshop ” in London. Lecturer at the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Lisbon. He was visiting professor at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam, Norwich School of Art & Design, University of Ljubljana, UDK – Universitat der Kunst Berlin, Wiesensee School of Art and Design, University of Bologna.

Luís Humberto Marcos

Luís Humberto Marcos is a university professor and Director of the Museu Nacional da Imprensa (Portuguese Printing Press Museum) in Oporto, whose mission is to identify and recover the Portuguese print press typographic heritage as well as promoting cultural enhancement activities, in an anthropological perspective, educational and in tourism.

Marco Grieco

Marco Grieco has studied industrial design and visual programming and began his career in the newspaper “O Dia”, Brazil. He was Art Editor in Portuguese daily “Jornal de Noticias” and is currently Art Director of the weekly newspaper “Expresso”. He won several awards and recognitions from SND (Society for News Design), the SND-E (Iberian Chapter) and the European Newspaper Awards. In “Expresso”, along with his team won the awards of “Best European newspaper Design” (2007), twice the SND “World’s Newspaper Best Design” (2008/2009) and “Iberian Best Design newspaper “(2009).

Margarida Ortigão Ramos

Margarida Ortigão Ramos is responsible for the Historical Archives / Library of Information and Documentation Centre of Imprensa Nacional Casa da Moeda (Institution responsible for the production of lead types during some centuries in Portugal).

Mário Feliciano

Mário Feliciano studied graphic design at IADE. In 2001 created the Feliciano Type Foundry and began publishing their own typeface designs and custom fonts. ATypI member since 1997 was the local organizer of the annual conference in Lisbon in 2006. Has delivered lectures at various national and international events. Its projects include exclusive sources for Espírito Santo bank, and newspapers “Expresso”, El País and Svenska Dagbaldet, being its most popular design, Flame, used by The Sunday Times, Politiken, Playboy and Newsweek, among many other publications. Member of AGI – Alliance Graphique Internationale.

Miguel Sousa

Miguel Sousa graduated in Graphic Arts Technology and Polytechnic Institute of Tomar and obtained the degree of Master of Arts in Typeface Design with distinction from the University of Reading. Currently working in San Jose, California, in the department of Type Development at Adobe systems. All his activity as a graphic designer has developed in the area of typography and font design.

Ricardo Santos

Ricardo Santos studied graphic design at Antonio Arroio school, graduated in IADE and obtained a master’s degree in advanced typography in EINA in Barcelona. He began his professional career as an illustrator and designer. Later he dedicated to typeface design and created the typefaces Van Condensed, Atlantica, Lisboa Humanist, Lab Slab Pro and Tramuntana Pro. Currently is a typeface designer and professor at the School of Arts and Design of Caldas da Rainha and AR.CO in Lisbon.

Rúben Dias

Rúben Dias researches and writes about the historical portuguese typographic developments and is currently working in his PhD for FAUTL, on Royal Printing Office typefaces.
Teaches type design and typography at ESAD.CR and ESTAL and is a regular lecturer at seminars conferences and workshops on type and typography, particularly at a letterpress workshop at AR.CO. Works as a graphic and typeface designer and is being expanding his own letterpress workshop. Has founded, in 2003, the studio Item Zero.

Rui Abreu

Rui Abreu studied communication design at the School of Fine Arts in Porto, having been licensed in 2003. While student, made the first attempts to typographic design, having launched its first typeface in 2006.
In 2008 launched the site r-typography.com, an exhibition of his typographic selected work. Since 2009, Rui Abreu has published its typefaces in the Swedish foundry Fountain, including winning Orbe and Aria.