TIPOGRAFIA PAULISTANA

A digital archive for the collection of images of typefaces used by letterpress printers operating in the city of São Paulo between 1827 and 1927. It also includes information about type founders and distributors that were active in the city during this period, addresses of printers and suppliers, and notes on the people who worked there.

Research

This website brings together the results of an investigation into graphic memory and print culture, focusing on the first 100 years of printing with movable type in the city of São Paulo (1827-1927). The main objective of this research is to arrive at a better understanding of the identity of the city through a systematic examination of the visual characteristics of the printed artefacts that circulated within it. Methods include the identification and spatial location of letterpress printers, and the re-creation of their typographic repertoires following reference to the printed material they produced.

More than 200 letterpress printers have been identified. Their addresses, as well as those of related companies (producers and distributors of types, lithographic workshops) have been mapped within the city's urban fabric, and along a timeline. The names of the people who worked in these companies, as well as lists of publications produced by them, have also been compiled.

In terms of determining the printers' typographical repertoires, the following surveys have been conducted so far:

  • Tuscan letters, ornaments and vignettes in the typographic repertoire of Jorge Seckler (1878-1896)
  • The typographic repertoire of Jorge Seckler - general (1878-1896) (in progress)
  • The typographic repertoire of Typographia Imparcial de Marques & Irmão (1854-1888) (in progress)
  • The typographic repertoire of Typographia d'O Farol Paulistano (in progress)
  • The typographic repertoire of Typographia Allemã (in progress)

View references


Check out the shared online worksheet containing the complete timeline of type founders and distributors from Sao Paulo.

View timeline

Publications

Related work


Notas para uma normatização da nomenclatura tipográfica

FARIAS, Priscila L.,  2004.

Classificações tipográficas: sistemas de classificação cruzada

FARIAS, Priscila L.; SILVA, Fabio L. C. M.,  2004.

Um panorama das classificações tipográficas

FARIAS, Priscila L.; SILVA, Fabio L. C. M.,  2005.

Catálogos de tipos móveis: contribuições para a história (tipo)gráfica brasileira

ARAGÃO, Isabella R.; FARIAS, Priscila L.; LIMA, Edna L. Cunha,  2011.

Describing movable type specimens: a contribution to Brazilian (tipo)graphic memory

ARAGÃO, Isabella R.; FARIAS, Priscila L.; LIMA, Edna L. Cunha,  2013.

Um estudo sobre catálogos de tipos de fundidoras brasileiras dos séculos 19 e 20

ARAGÃO, Isabella R.; FARIAS, Priscila L.; LIMA, Edna L. Cunha,  2014.

Estudos sobre tipografia: letras, memória gráfica e paisagens tipográficas

FARIAS, Priscila L.,  2016.

Identificando tipos móveis: metodologia para o estabelecimento das origens da coleção tipográfica da Funtimod

ARAGÃO, Isabella R.; FARIAS, Priscila L.,  2017.

Team

PRISCILA LENA FARIAS
Researcher / Coordinator
2011 - present
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DANIELA KUTSCHAT HANNS
Researcher
2015 - present
CATHERINE DIXON
Researcher
2015 - present
ISABELLA ARAGÃO
Researcher
2015 - present
LEANDRO VELLOSO
UX Designer (DobraLab)
2012 - present
MAURICIO GALDIERI
Developer (DobraLab)
2015 - present
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MARCELLA MONACO JYO
AT-P / CNPq Junior Research Fellow
2015 - 2018
PAOLA RAMOS FERNANDES
Voluntary Undergraduate Research Fellow
2015 - 2016
DEU RIM CHOI
CNPq Undergraduate Research Fellow
2015 - 2016
GUILHERME OLIVEIRA FERNANDES
CNPq Undergraduate Research Fellow
2015 - 2015
MARINA AYUMI ONODA
PIBIC / CNPq Undergraduate Research Fellow
2013 - 2014
JANAINA DE FREITAS OLIVEIRA
PIBIC / CNPq Undergraduate Research Fellow
2012 - 2013
HELOÍSA BARBOSA DE OLIVEIRA
CNPq Undergraduate Research Fellow
2016 - 2017
OLÍVIA LAPA CAVALLARI
CNPq Undergraduate Research Fellow
2017 - 2017
BIANCA MARTINS
PUB-USP undergraduate research fellow
2017 - present
ROBERTA CUNHA
PIBIC / CNPq Undergraduate Research Fellow
2016 - 2017
CLARA OLIVEIRA GASTELOIS
CNPq Undergraduate Research Fellow
2017 - present
ALESSANDRA FUDOLI
PUB-USP undergraduate research fellow
2017 - present

Contact

LabVisual

LabVisual Visual Design Research Lab
Design Department
FAUUSP
Tel. + 55 11 3091.1976
labvisualfau@gmail.com
http://labvisual.fau.usp.br/

School of Architecture and Urbanism
University of São Paulo
Rua do Lago, 876
05508.080 | São Paulo - SP | Brazil
Tel. +55 11 3091.4795
http://www.fau.usp.br/

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