Tipos das Letras went to the city of Faro (Portugal) to give the Ruha Stencil Workshop and also we had an exhibition at the Algarve Design Meeting. Nice event, place and people, thank you for the invitation!. Fábrica da Cerveja (Faro).
Ruha letter stencil, a multi stylistical typographic system workshop (EXD15). Ruha was initially developed as a teaching tool for graphic design students to learn from experiment letter shape as a significant in graphic communications. Afterwards, it imposed itself as an autonomous project, materializing into a product for all the community.
Tipos das letras went to Bergen (Norway) to made Ruha Stencil workshop at Bergen Academy of Art and Design. Workshop participants developed typographical posters with Ruha ruler with the theme “Archizines” of which were presented during the event. Special thanks to Geir Goosen and Grafill Bergen for invited us, it was a great time!
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
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.