Rúben R. Dias

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The training of Rúben R. Dias includes the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation, on the matter Transit Raume, the University of Reading on an intensive course of Type Design, and is current PhD study with the topic ” Royal Letterpress typefaces” at the Faculdade de Arquitectura da Universidade Técnica de Lisboa.

He is a researcher and regular writer about the history and evolution of typography in Portugal. It has a fascination for the shapes of letters in their different materiality or immateriality’s. He is an avid collector of type, regularly seeking for old store signs, neon’s, … – The letter as an object – also for books about types, typography and calligraphy in booksellers, exhibitions and in traveling.

Lecturer in font design at the Escola Superior de Artes e Design das Caldas da Rainha – ESAD.CR and at Escola Superior de Tecnologias e Artes de Lisboa – ESTAL. Regular guest in lectures and workshops on typography and type design, for example at the workshop of movable letterpress at Centro de Arte e Comunicação Visual – AR.CO.

Rúben works as graphic designer, designing fonts and is developing a wooden and lead type letterpress for typographical experimentation. Founded the atelier Zero Item in 2003.

He co-founded the group Tipos das Letras with Ricardo Santos and Aprígio Morgado with whom he develops the Letra Real, typographical ruler.

Trabalha como designer gráfico, desenha tipos de letra e tem vindo a desenvolver uma oficina de caracteres móveis de madeira e chumbo para experimentação tipográfica. Funda em 2003 o atelier Item Zero.

É co-fundador do colectivo Tipos das Letras, com Ricardo Santos e Aprígio Morgado, com quem desenvolve a Letra Real, uma régua tipográfica.