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 in 1994, in 2002 was awarded with an MA in Multimedia Arts at FBAUP, Porto, with a thesis on Digital Typography in Multimedia Environments. Teaches Typographic Studies at ESAD-Matosinhos. DSType’s work is featured in several magazines like Computer Arts (UK), Creative Review (UK), Page (DE), Publish (PT), Page (PT), ZOOT (UK / PT), among others. Designed some notable typefaces like ANDRADE, winner of the Creative Review Type Design Awards, for the Best Revival; VENTURA, awarded with the Certificate of Excellence in Type Design by the Type Directors Club of New York; ESTA (Best Serif Font of 2005 for MyFonts and Favorite Fonts of 2006 for Typographica); ESTILO (Favorite Fonts of 2006 for Typographica); ESTILO SCRIPT (Best Script Font of 2006 for MyFonts); LEITURA (Top 10 Fonts of 2007 for MyFonts, Favorite Fonts of 2007 for Typographica and Silver Award by Clube de Criativos de Portugal). Contributes regularly to conferences, seminars and publications.
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