Oficina de Tipo

Main Researcher

Aprígio Morgado


01.07.22 — 31.10.23

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The project “Type Workshop” aims to create a workshop for the production of wooden typefaces that contributes to equipping a typographic workshop of movable type in ESAD.CR, for experimental development and new pedagogical practices. The aim is to study, recover and adapt old technologies for the production of movable type in wood, for reproduction in an academic context, by analogical (pantograph) and digital (CNC) means, of display type created in the academy or identified in private collections, with a view to their study and preservation.

The relevance of creating a type workshop at ESAD.CR, is also opportunely substantiated in the ongoing project to survey typographic workshops in the district of Leiria, as part of the first phase of the National Study of Typography of Moving Characters, which aims to carry out an extensive mapping of typographic workshops in operation or preserved in Portugal, and which is expected to apply for funding from the FCT in March 2023.


This work is financed by national funds through FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia, I.P., in the scope of the Programmatic Funding allocated to the Research Laboratory in Design and Arts (LIDA) with the reference “UIDP/05468/2020″.