Overshoot is an online instance of the Type Design course taught at the Master in Graphic Design and Editorial Projects at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto (website).

This website —currently in development— aims to provide public news and resources to support and promote the activities held complementing the current online e-learning platforms.


Latest News

SLOType Workshop 2021

This week, in the type design course, we will have once again two invited guests co-lecturing the speculative type design workshop “SLOType”. This workshop is part of on-going research on creativity and type design education that has started in 2018 with Ana Catarina Silva (IPCD-ESD / ID+) and Julien Priez (@booypaper). In 2020 Eduardo Napoleão… Continue reading SLOType Workshop 2021

Induction to writing and calligraphy

Last week we have initiated the semester. After an initial discussion on basic terms, we’ll finish this theoretical introduction with some calligraphy practice geared towards the foundational hand. During this semester, I’ll be updating the syllabus on this website with a sample of the materials and brief conceptual/theoretical notes from the classes’ slide decks. Make… Continue reading Induction to writing and calligraphy

Hello world!

Welcome to the Overshoot website. This week we’ll start the academic activities —online, of course! During this year we’ll have many challenges. Starting with “how to start classes without knowing anyone in person”, and “not knowing if we’re ever going to meet in-person”. So activities are planned to be held strictly online. During this semester… Continue reading Hello world!


From the Syllabus

Origins of Writing

Writing seems to have it’s origins in around 4000 BC. Several authors claim as writing signs dating from as early as 20 000 BC. But, for this context, we consider everything we are not sure of being a full writing system as proto-writing (Robinson, 2009). Writing is a “system of graphic symbols that can be… Continue reading Origins of Writing


Course Portfolio

Aferis

The Aferis variable font consists of a multi-weight serif typeface, whose name is a playful anagram from “Serif”. It presents an Experimental axis in defiance of the “Type for text” briefing. Designed by Ana Margarida Calçada, David Rocha and Miguel Machado The first three masters in the weight axis are intended for small scales, such… Continue reading Aferis

Invisible shapes

Although this is not a work produced directly in this course, it was a master dissertation research by Carolina Ferreira that started and was supervised by the previous professor of this course, the Type Designer Dino dos Santos. And by my current colleague, professor Diniz Cayolla. As I’ve had the opportunity to do before, this… Continue reading Invisible shapes

Maenad

Maenad was one of the typeface projects developed during the 2020 semester. Designed and developed as a variable font by Ana Silva, Eva Halfers & Teresa Zagalo. ”Maenad” is a revival serif transitional text typeface based on Windsor and Americana typefaces. The concept was bringing the display feeling of the Windsor within the Americana. So… Continue reading Maenad