Category Archives: Conferences

Report from Crossland’s conference

Dave Crossland providing end notes in the workshop

I’ve compiled the photos, video and I’ve written a short report on the conference and workshop held by Dave Crossland at the University of Aveiro. Although it’s in Portuguese I think you get the gist of it by translating it with an online service.

Read it here:

(If anyone is willing to translate this, I’ll happily post a link or the text here)

Typography Conference @ Portugal

Detail from the conference website

We are preparing the second edition of the National Conference on Typography at the Communication and Art Department at the University of Aveiro. It will be a one-day event on September 30, 2011.

As with the first edition, the main purpose of the conference is to gather Portuguese researchers, developers and designers in order to present and exchange ideas around Typography[1].

Its main participants will be the researchers, students and higher education teachers as well as professionals from different media backgrounds, ranging from traditional print media to digital publishing and computer interaction.

Under this year’s “investigation and development contexts” theme, we’ve opened a call for papers and posters that will result in a proceedings e-book, with an ISBN.

The call is open only for Portuguese written papers/posters. So, if you do speak portuguese, and are willing to present a paper or poster, don’t miss this opportunity. The call is only open until June 30, so check the call, the dates and the submission instructions pages on the conference website.

Nevertheless, if you’re nearby next September, please register and drop in—we’re in the process of inviting international keynote speakers, so I think it will be worth attending even if you don’t speak Portuguese!… Bookmark the conference website for registration instructions, and conference updates!

We are also looking for sponsors. The conference itself won’t generate any profit, so we’re trying to get funding in order to support the logistic costs (cofee breaks, gift bags, travel expenses, etc…). If you’re interested in supporting us, or know someone that might be interested, please contact us.


Dino dos Santos @ UA

Dino dos Santos (portrait image from

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 ( to present a conference about typography and type design:

· 26 of April (tuesday);
· 10h30;
· 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:

For more information on the Typography class:

SoTA Call for Entries

SoTA Call for Entries @ SoTA Website

Just a quick post to let everyone know that SoTA is doing a call for entries oriented to young type designers (under 30 years of age):

The Society of Typographic Aficionados (SOTA) is pleased to announce a new award for young people who have created original work in type design, type history, or other areas related to typography. The award recognizes a person 30 years of age or younger who shows both achievement and future promise in the field of typography.

The submission deadline is April 30, 2010. Hurry! More information on SoTA’s newsletter.