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Movable metal type from Funtimod: contributions to the Brazilian typographic history

Grant number: 12/01806-6
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): May 01, 2012
Effective date (End): March 13, 2016
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Industrial Design - Visual Programming
Principal Investigator:Priscila Lena Farias
Grantee:Isabella Ribeiro Aragão
Host Institution: Faculdade de Arquitetura e Urbanismo (FAU). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


During the first century of Brazilian printing industry, the letterpress printing system overwhelmingly dominated the reproduction of books, newspapers, magazines, etc. Despite the existence of investigations that cover the production and development of graphic technology in the country over the years, little is known about the form of printed elements in this period: typefaces, ornaments, vignettes, symbols, among others. By examining the type specimens published by Funtimod, a leading Brazilian type founder of the twentieth century, the research project proposed here intends to survey the typefaces that were then available for printing, and therefore contribute to the setting of a Brazilian typographic history.

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ARAGÃO, Isabella Ribeiro. Movable metal types from Funtimod: contributions to the Brazilian typographic history. 2016. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Arquitetura e Urbanismo (FAU/SBI) São Paulo.

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