In this exhibition we present a small collection of books on calligraphy, which help to understand the evolution of this fabulous art over the last 500 years.
Although Portuguese calligraphers are given primacy, the collection was expanded to some of the most important authors from other countries, among them the italian Giovannantonio Tagliente and the English Joseph Champion.


The exhibition takes place in the Salão Nobre of the Municipality of Barcelos, from 28 November to 4 December.


download the ibook exhibition catalog




Dino dos Santos (n.1971) is the founder of DSType. With a degree

in Communication Design from the ESAD – Matosinhos and a Master

in Media Arts from the School of Fine Arts, University of Porto, he teaches Typography Studies at ESAD – School of Art & Design, Matosinhos.


He designed fonts for various national and international organizations such as Newsweek, New York Times Magazine, Le Figaro, La Tercera,

La Voz de Galicia, Electronic Arts, among many others. Was awarded

the Certificate of Excellence in Type Design, awarded by the Type Directors Club of New York and the Creative Review Type Design Awards. The DSType work has been presented in several publications that includes the Eye magazine, Computer Arts, Creative Review, Page, Graphik

and Slanted , and books like 1000 Fonts, TDC 29 Annual, Typography, Creative Characters, Brush ‘n’ Script and Fraktur mon Amour. Designed several fonts internationally awarded, such as Acta, Andrade, Style, Glosa, Leitura and Ventura.


The work of DSType is referenced in the Klingspor – Museum Offenbach in Germany. He is a member of the Type Directors Club and ATypI  (Association Internationale Typographique). Contributes regularly

at conferences, seminars and workshops.