Marcelo Magalhães

Art Director, Typeface Designer, Independent Educator

Sao Paulo, Brazil

Work Experience

Tipografia Libre

Educator, Type Designer, Art Director

December 1975 - São Paulo, Brazil


Cooper Union

Typeface Design

Typeface Design certificate program from Cooper Union in conjunction with the Type Directors Club.
June 2012 - July 2012 New York, New York, United States

Centro Universitário (SENAC)

BA Graphic Design

January 2000 - December 2004 Brazil

Centro Universitário (SENAC)

Post-Graduation - Design Branding

January 2014 - December 2015 São Paulo, Brazil


English (Advanced),


Fontforge, Fontlab, HTML / CSS, Illustrator, Indesign, Photoshop, Processing,


Kickstarter Panel Discussion
Moderator: Thomas Phinney (Cristoforo)
Panel: Jeremy Dooley (Chatype), Marcelo Magalhães Pereira (Londrina/Folk), Matt Griffin (Letterpress Wood Type Fonts), Ajay Surie (Google Web Fonts)
Are we witnessing the rise of a new model of funding font development? Many type designers have tried Kickstarter to “crowdsource” font funding; we can learn from their collective experience. How does it work? Does it work for type design? What are the main factors in successfully funding a typeface? Why do some succeed and others fail? How important has been the backing of Google Web Fonts, and how has Kickstarter worked for proprietary (rather than open source) fonts? How will it impact the financial and aesthetic future of type design? Thomas explains Kickstarter and discusses the results of his surveys and interviews; the panel discusses their Kickstarter font funding experiences and what they learned

SESC-SP Pompéia - September to November 2009
Exhibition part of the celebrations for the France year in Brazil. Curated by Rico Lins (well known Brazilian designer) and Christele Kirschtetter (Pôle Graphique de Chaumont former director)
I presented Folk font as part of the typography collective Crimes Tipográficos

8th Brazilian Meeting about Design development and research.
Organized by Centro Universitário Senac - October 2008
Workshop taught: Using free software and online tools to design digital typography

Tipos Latinos 2008
South American Typographic Biennial – April to August 2008
Itinerary exhibition showed at 11 Latin American countries including Brazil.
Work selected: Folk font

Um Cartaz para São Paulo
Exhibition to celebrate São Paulo 454th Anniversary – January to February 2008
Organized by Centro Universitário Maria Antônia. Curated by Alécio Rossi and Paulo Morreto
I designed a poster combining illustrations and typography, after the theme urban pollution.

Extension Courses

Watercolor painting. Guided by Gonzalo Cárcamo - 2010.
Calligraphy. Guided by Andréa Branco - 2011.
FONTLAB. Guided byTipocracia - 2011.