If you are in Portugal in the next week, make sure to drop by Aveiro—the Type Designer Dino dos Santos will be presenting a conference on Typography and Type Design at the University of Aveiro. This is a rather rare opportunity to hear a Portuguese Type Designer speaking in public about his projects (at least I hope he will do so). Here is the invitation issued by the class teacher Olinda Martins, roughly translated:
In the scope of the Typography class at the Communication and Art Department of University of Aveiro, we’ve invited the Type Designer Dino dos Santos (http://www.dstype.com) to present a conference about typography and type design:
· 26 of April (tuesday);
· Room 10.1.3 (DEGEI).
We’re counting with your presence and participation in this unique event!
For those who don’t know it, or are traveling from abroad, the DEGEI is the building nº 10 on the Campus Map. Drop by and have a word with us ;)
DSType was founded in late 1994 by Dino dos Santos and since then designed typefaces for several corporations, magazines and cultural projects. Graduated in Graphic Design by ESAD, Matosinhos and awarded with a Master in Multimedia Arts at FBAUP, Porto, teaches Typographic Studies at ESAD Escola Superior de Artes e Design, Matosinhos. Featured in several magazines like Computer Arts (UK), Creative Review (UK), Page (DE), Publish (PT), Page (PT), Attitude (PT/UK), Zoot (PT/UK) and Direct Arts (PT). Dino dos Santos designed some notable typefaces like Andrade, winner of the Creative Review Type Design Awards, for the Best Revival / Extension Family in 2005 and Ventura, awarded with the Certificate of Excellence in Type Design by the Type Directors Club of New York in 2008, among many other notable releases. Our work was selected for the “Schrift in Form” exhibition at the Klingspor-Museum in Offenbach, Germany. Contributes regularly to conferences, seminars and publications.
DSTYPE specializes in creating custom typefaces including, completely new typefaces for every purposes, improving balance, legibility and fine tunning existent typefaces and/or logotypes.
You can find the original Portuguese version of this post on my DesignLab blog: http://pedamado.wordpress.com/2011/04/19/dino-dos-santos-ua/
For more information on the Typography class: http://tipografia.blogs.ua.sapo.pt/15303.html