Vanarchiv is an independent digital type foundry based in Caldas da Rainha (Portugal) run by Ricardo Santos. Vanarchiv develops and markets original typefaces fonts for both Mac and PC platforms, available by: Monotype, Myfonts, FontShop, Fonts, Linotype and Fontspring.




Ricardo Santos studied at António Arroio school and is graduated from IADE (Instituto de Artes Visuais, Design e Marketing), both in Lisbon, Master de Tipografia Avanzada EINA (Escola de Disseny i Art) in Barcelona. He began his career as both a graphic designer and illustrator, and since 1997 has designed his own typefaces. He now works as a freelance type designer and teaches at ESAD.CR in Caldas da Rainha. Since 2011 he created Tiponautas type foundry, together with Luis Alonso and during 2013 he joined to Tipos das Letras.