[28/03/2016]This year me and my colleague and friend Pedro Amado were invited to give a workshop (Desenho Ágil de Tipos de Letra) at the national meeting of design students in the city of Coimbra (Portugal).
As type designers we feel lucky when our fonts are chosen to be used and even proud when they are used well helping to bring to life or enhance a design concept. This year we had the opportunity to see our Lab Sans Pro in an exciting new medium of exposure; the Sci-Fi movie Ex Machina directed by Alex Garland recently released in theaters worldwide.
If you are in Valencia, Spain next June you can’t miss the exhibition “Cada letra cuenta una história” at MuVIM, Museu Valencià de la Il.lustració i de la Modernitat about type design in Spain since 1990. You will find some of Tiponautas typefaces together with masterpieces from great Spanish type designers!
Designed by Tipos das Letras, TDL Ruha Latin is a modern and mechanical serif typeface and it results from the development of the stencil RUHA. Being the first typeface of the family, sets the basic concepts to be developed further, on each version to come. There is an rigid geometrical connection with the Roman du Roi design approach, since the letterforms are imposed by the constraints of the RUHA ruler. Maintaining the same structure with different typographical and stylistic properties, the stencil allowed to explore a modern typeface, with vertical stress, high contrast between the thick and thin strokes and triangular serifs.
Designed by Tipos das Letras, TDL Ruha Harline is a modern and mechanical serif typeface and is the result of stencil’s RUHA development. Being the first typeface of the family, it sets the basic concepts for further development, on each version to come. The design approach, results from a rigid geometrical connection with the Roman du Roi, since the letterforms are imposed by the constraints of the RUHA ruler. The main typographic proportions are connected with the modern typefaces, like Didot or Bodoni. Maintaining the same structure with different typographical and stylistic properties, the stencil allows to explore a modern typeface, with vertical stress, high contrast between the thick and thin strokes and hairline serifs. See more in myfonts.com
Tramuntana 1 Pro a text flow & continious reading typeface with 4 different optical sizes optimized for editorial projects.
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The need to create a pedagogic tool for the teaching of typographic design gave rise to the RUHA project, a stencil designed for the exploration of letter forms that also shares the purpose of the construction of messages. RUHA evokes the sound and geometric rigidity of a landmark development in the history of typography, the Romain du Roi, a font commissioned by Louis XIV of France and developed by a committee appointed by the Académie des Sciences. Tipos das Letras (TdL) is an independent digital type foundry created in 2013 by Aprígio Morgado, Ricardo Santos and Rúben Dias. This project, based in Lisbon, born from the RUHA Stencil, and aims to create, produce and commercialize some of its typographic products.
Tiponautas is an independent type foundry founded in 2010. We strive to design, develop and produce original typefaces paying special attention to the worldwide design community’s needs.