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Letra Brasileira—A Typeface for Teaching Handwriting

The Letra Brasileira thesis project is based on three main guidelines: simplicity, accessibility, and tradition. Developed from an original methodology proposal based on design thinking and focused on users, the project counted on the collaboration of teachers and students in literacy, and utilized a dedicated consultancy of the professors of the Faculty of Education of… Continue reading Letra Brasileira—A Typeface for Teaching Handwriting

Francisco Madureira

An ingenious pioneer of type design in the nineteenth-century Brazilian Province of Gram-Pará Printing authorization in Brazil was granted only after the arrival of the Portuguese royal family in 1808, with the installation of the Royal Press in Rio de Janeiro. João Francisco Madureira built “from zero” a complete type shop in 1821 and printed… Continue reading Francisco Madureira