I just found out that three of my pictures have been selected for the New Vintage Digital Vernacular Letters exhibition at the Mota Gallery in Berlin.
The exhibition is already open, and there’s an opening party this Friday at 6 with free drinks. If anyone is in Berlin, you should go check it out! And if anyone does go and can send me pictures of the exhibition, i’d be very thankful, since unfortunately I won’t be able to make it to Berlin before the end of March.
And here we are: the MA in Reading is finally finished, for better or worse, and after a brief vacation at the ATypI conference, followed by a slightly longer vacation visiting my family in Brazil, I am now back in London making improvements on my typeface “Arlecchino” and trying to figure out what comes next. Just a reminder, if you wish to see the specimen for my typeface or read the Reflection on Practice paper (the latter is recommended only for people who are REALLY interested in my typeface or REALLY bored and/or insomniac), just click here and look for “Arlecchino”. I also suggest looking through my classmates’ work, there are some fantastic projects.
Anyway, today I had lots of fun designing some lettering for my own name. Unfortunately, I have yet to master coding and webdesign. As you can (hopefully) see, I managed to get the lettering up there, but I am still struggling to get the portfolio the way I want it, not to mention the seemingly simple task of changing the background colour in this template, which took me about 2 hours of trying until I decided to go have dinner instead (I did manage to change every other colour in the palette, so that’s something, I suppose). I also added a couple of placeholder images to my portfolio, just to start getting the hang of how this works, but this website is still very much under construction, so PLEASE do not consider the portfolio as it stands as being representative. There is lots more to come, and I’ll put my work up slow and steady…
In the meantime, I’ll leave you with a picture taken in the beautiful city of Lisbon, during my one-day stopover on the way to Rio.
This is not much of an update. I still had no time to try to learn enough webdesign to do this website and put my work up (though i started watching Jessica Hische’s and Russ Maschmeyer’s cool videos and hopefully they will come in handy as soon as I have some time). For the moment, I’m still studying in Reading, writing my dissertation and getting ready for ATypI. And by “getting ready for ATypI” I mean thinking “wow, wouldn’t it be nice to be done with this dissertation stress and just chill out in Reykjavik already?” while I keep on writing and counting words.
I think our class’s type specimen will be online soon, and that will be pretty cool, but for the time being there are a couple of other things I thought I might share here, even thought they’re quite delayed…
First is that our class’s work was part of an exhibition at the really cool Mota Italic in Berlin. Second is that I had 5 pictures up in Grafik Mag’s website as part of their Daily Type feed (the other four are here, here, here and here).
That’s it for now… Back to dissertatin’!
Thanks for visiting my website! I am sorry to tell you that for the moment there’s not much to look at… You see, I am doing a Master’s degree in Typeface Design at the University of Reading now. It requires a lot of dedication (and many, many cups of coffee), which means I won’t have time to work on my own website for a little while yet. I do hope to put up some of my work here as soon as I get some free time.
In the meantime, please know that I am a graphic and typeface designer, and if you would like to see my portfolio, please drop me a line and I will be happy to send you a PDF.
And please do come back in November or so, and things will hopefully look quite different! It will be getting cold outside, so you might as well stay in and look at my work.