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.

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 United States where he currently lives and works mainly focused on User Interface Design, User Experience 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.

Publications, Exhibitions & Accolades
Publications

Size-specific adjustments to type designs
By Tom Ahrens and Shoko Mugikura for Just Another Foundry, Munich, Germany. 2014.


Tramuntana in Typodiarium 2014
Edited by Lars Harmsen for Verlag Hermann Schmidt Mainz, Germany. January 2014.


Lab Slab Pro in Typodiarium 2013
Edited by Lars Harmsen for Verlag Hermann Schmidt Mainz, Germany. January 2013.


Lab Sans Pro in Typodiarium 2013
Edited by Lars Harmsen for Verlag Hermann Schmidt Mainz, Germany. January 2013.


Tramuntana review in "Our Favorite Typefaces of 2012"
By Bill Troop for Typographica, USA. March 5, 2013.


Slanted Magazine #19 – Super Families
Edited by MAGMA Brand Design, Germany. Fall 2012.


Tramuntana 1 Pro
By Pedro Arilla for Don Serifa, Spain. June 8, 2012.


Tiponautas, una odisea tipográfica

Tiponautas, a typographic odissey

Edited by Gràffica, Spain. October 5, 2011.

Exhibitions

Cada lletra conta una història, disseny de tipografía a Espanya des de 1990

Every Letter Tells a Story, Typeface Design in Spain since 1990

Commissioned by Raquel Pelta for Museu Valencià de la Il·lustració i la Modernitat (MUVIM), Valencia, Spain. June 2014.


Cada lletra conta una història, disseny de tipografía a Espanya des de 1990

Every Letter Tells a Story, Typeface Design in Spain since 1990

Commissioned by Raquel Pelta for Typomad 2014, Madrid, Spain. October 2014.

Accolades

Xaloc in Text Fonts of the Month
By MyFonts for Rising Stars Newsletter, USA. June 2015.


Lab Sans Pro Feature
By Linotype for Linoletter Newsletter, USA. November 2012.