Emigre magazine: design, discourse and authourship

Co-curated with Rick Poynor, the exhibition investigates a key period in the development of graphic design as a mode of authorship and shows how Emigre’s typefaces and page designs embodied new thinking about the designer’s role in communication.

In Use: Triplex and Triplex Italic by Zuzana Licko and John Downer

2017

Text design for a series of annotated classics from Rilke and Laozi to Shakespeare and Tolstoy.

In Use: Gerard Unger’s Demos, Praxis, & ITC Flora

2017

Radical Ideas paperback series

Design for a series of conceptual and critical writing titles proposing a question to the conventions related to the form of the book.

In Use: FF Meta by Erik Spiekermann

2017

Radical Ideas paperback series

Design for a series of conceptual and critical writing titles proposing a question to the conventions related to the form of the book.

In Use: FF Meta by Erik Spiekermann

2017

Decisão magazine

Graphic concept and design of a bimonthly Luxembourg-based business magazine.

In Use: Tobias Frere-Jones and Cyrus Highsmith’s Benton Sans & Frank Hinman Pierpont and Robert Granjon’s Plantin Std

Node
2013 — present

Lettering studies developed to brand ‘Vale da Santa’ olive oil.


Itemzero
2012

Manuel Vicente, Plot and Emotion — Macau

Publication to support the launch of the exhibition of arch. Manuel Vicente’s work in Macau.

In Use: Hiragino Kaku Gothic and Hiragino Sans by Osamu Torinoumi and Tsutomu Suzuki

Itemzero
2014

From Portugal. London based. Interested in words.

Francisca is a typographer and book designer. She works as a Text Designer at Penguin Books and is always looking for new freelance opportunities, and to meet people doing interesting work.

Since 2012, she has been collaborating with independent publishers and studios on several books, magazines, exhibitions, type design, and lettering projects.

Francisca’s interest in the relationship between writing and design led her to a MA in Book Design at Reading University. She focused on the role of the designer as editor and critic and curated an exhibition on design, discourse, and authorship.

Currently Text Designer at Penguin Books, UK
Website in Mrs Eaves XL
PDF portfolio available on request

Website by Mathieu Triay