DSType Foundry

DSType is an independent type foundry, founded in 1994 by Dino dos Santos.
Since then we had the opportunity to work with some of the world's most recognised companies, brands and publications, while creating an extensive and comprehensive catalogue of high quality typefaces. 

We have received numerous awards, including a Certificate of Excellence in Type Design by the Type Directors Club with Ventura (2008); the Creative Review Type Design Awards for the best revival with Andrade (2005); the Bienal Ibero-Americana de Diseño award with the type family Prumo (2012) and the Communication Arts Type Award of Excellence with Torio (2014) and Oposta (2017). 

DSType has been featured in several international magazines, including Eye, Graphic, Computer Arts, Creative Review, Page, Publish, Slanted and in books like Type Navigator, TDC 29, 365 Type Vol 1, Brush 'n' Script, Carácter Latino, 1000 Fonts, Tipografia, MyFonts Creative Characters, Typographic Design, Yearbook of Type 1, Type Compass, Script Fonts, Fraktur mon Amour and 2nd edition of The Typographic Desk Reference. 

We were included in a sellection of the best of Portuguese design by the book Portugal by Design, with the typefaces for the portuguese newspaper Jornal de Notícias. Our work was selected for the "Schrift in Form" exhibition at the Klingspor-Museum, in Offenbach, Germany; the exhibition "Type for the New Century", in London, UK and the Plaster 2015 exhibition in Torun, Poland, among many others. 

DSType published the first book about Portuguese calligraphy, written by Dino dos Santos, entitled "A Letra Portuguesa".

Many of our typefaces have a special focus on editorial projects, and our typefaces were selected to be used in many well known publications like American City Business Journals, Barometern, Billboard, Condé Nast Traveler, Correio da Manhã, Cosmopolitan, Courrier International, Esquire, Expresso, Forbes, Foreign Policy, GQ, Gulf News, Jornal de Notícias, La Nación, La Tercera, Les Echos, L’ Equipe, Le Figaro, Libération, Martha Stewart's Living, Nature, Newsweek, Oprah, People, Reader’s Digest, Real Simple, Sábado, The New York Times Magazine, The Observer, The Sunday Times Magazine, USA Today, Visão & Volkskrant.

We also worked with leading companies, world scale events and well-known design agencies including: Appetite, Banco CTT, Banco Económico, BBDO, Condé Nast, CTT Correios de Portugal, Electronic Arts, Errea Communicación, Erste Bank, ESPN, Expo 2020 Dubai, Fifa World Cup 2018 Russia, Garcia Media, Gatorade, Gruner + Jahr, Hearst, Innovation, King Games, McCann-Erickson, Meredith, Palmer Watson, Pentagram, Sagres, Starbucks, Vox Media, Wolff Olins, among many others.