Type Design in Zero Gravity
Tiponautas is an independent type foundry founded in 2010. We strive to design, develop and produce original typefaces paying special attention to the worldwide design community’s needs. When we have the time, we also take lettering and custom type design projects. Demanding art directors and designers are our best friends.

If you have any questions or want to know more about our activities or services, please contact us. We would be delighted to help you with whatever you need.

The Tiponautas’ shuttle has already taken off, we’ll see you in space!

¡La lanzadera de Tiponautas ya ha despegado, nos vemos en el espacio!

O vaivém dos Tiponautas já descolou, vemo-nos no espaço!

Luis Alonso


Luis was born in Barcelona (Spain) in 1984. He studied Graphic Design at ESDI (Universitat Ramon Llull) and earned his Master’s in Advanced Typography at Escola Eina (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona). Since 2006 he has worked for Spanish and international studios and publishing houses both as a part of creative teams and as an independent Art Director and Designer. In 2011 Luis moved to The U.S. when he currently lives and works mainly focused on UI, UX and brand development projects. His work can be seen at LuisAlonso.me.


Ricardo Santos


Ricardo was born in Lisbon (Portugal) in 1976. He graduated from IADE (Instituto de Artes Visuais, Design e Marketing), in Lisbon. He received his Master’s in Advanced Typography at the Escola Eina (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona). Since 1997, he has designed his own typefaces through his personal website and type foundry, Vanarchiv. He now works as a freelance type designer and teaches type design at ESAD.CR (Caldas da Rainha). In 2013 he joined the Portuguese type foundry Tipos das Letras.