Who
We Are

Nova Type Foundry is an independent digital type foundry founded by Joana Correia in 2018, based in Porto, Portugal. We sell our retail typefaces directly on our website. 

Besides creating careful retail typefaces Nova Type Foundry also provides custom typeface design services. 

Collaboration is the main core value as a foundry. Nova Type aims to bring to life new and original designs by fresh and upcoming type designers. All our fonts are created with a lot of care and attention to detail. 

Designers

Designers

Joana Correia is the founder of Nova Type. She has been working as a type designer for 7 years. Joana Correia is a typeface designer working from her studio in Porto since 2011. She studied typeface design at the MA Type Design at the University of Reading, graduating in 2011. She has worked with many different clients around the world and also creating her own designs now published with Nova Type. She designed work for Google Fonts, Indian Type Foundry and FontYou. Joana designed Karma that was one of the first Devanagari fonts on Google Fonts, followed by Arima supporting Tamil. She has taught type design at ESAD (www.esad.pt) from 2011 until 2017. She has given lectures and workshops around in Europe, such has the Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology in Warsaw as a visiting teacher and at FEED organized by the Associación Galega de Diseño. Joana designed the typefaces Artigo, Laca and Artigo Display available at Nova Type.

Luis Bandovas is a graphic designer and an autodidact typeface designer working from his home studio in Matosinhos. He has been interested in type design for many years now. He published Booster FY with FontYou in 2013 and it became one of the most popular typefaces of FontYou. He recently is focusing more on his work as a type designer having published typefaces with different foundries. He has been collaborating with Nova Type for his most recent typeface called Epura.

Diogo Rapazote is a graphic designer with a growing interest in type design. Diogo has an interest in old maps that was the starting point for his project that is being developed at Nova Type. He is learning closely with Joana Correia at the foundry to produce his typeface.  Diogo is following his interest by improving his skills online and offline, he is an avid participant of the GlyphsApp Forum.

Our services 

Our services

Adding language support to existing typefaces (Greek, Cyrillic, Latin Extended) consulting for your typography work, technical issues with your fonts, logotype improvement, adding custom weights and styles to an existing typeface.  We also create custom original type design for specific uses such as branding, editorial and others. If you would like to commission a custom typeface please send an email.   If you would like to publish your typefaces with us please send us an email.

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