About

Hello! I am Henrique Beier and this is my type foundry. From my office in Porto Alegre, Brazil, I develop custom and retail typefaces, as well as provide font production services to other foundries and type designers.

I started Harbor Type in 2014 with the release of Densia Sans. At first available on a pay-what-you-want basis, it was well received by the public and inspired me to continue designing typefaces for a living. Later on came Graviola, Garibaldi, Malva and others.

Along the way I learned that fonts are more than just nice letterforms. They stand at the crossroads of design and technology, which is why I also pay special attention to the technical aspects of typography. This includes correct bezier handling, extensive language support, OpenType features and hinting.

The quality of my work has been recognized in multiple editions of the Tipos Latinos Biennial, ADG Biennial, Hiii Typography and Typographica. My fonts are used by companies all over the world, such as JSW Paints, Tigre, Grupo A, SwitchMy.com, Haeghe Groep, Traplight and Employers For Childcare.

If you’d like me to work on your project, send me an email.

The people

Henrique Beier

Henrique Beier

I am a Bachelor of Graphic Design from UniRitter (2013) and I have worked with packaging design, editorial design and branding. My final project at university was the Garibaldi typeface, which I kept working on after graduating and ended up being selected for the Tipos Latinos Biennial and as one of the best typefaces of 2015 by Typographica.

In addition to running Harbor Type, I am also a member of Coletivo Plomo71 and a regular contributor of Fabio Haag Type.

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Ana Laydner

Ana Laydner

Ana Laydner holds a degree in Graphic Design from UniRitter in Porto Alegre (2011) and a postgraduate degree in Typography Design from the Universidad de Buenos Aires (2015). She effortlessly moves between the fields of graphic design and type design. Recently, she was selected for the Tipos Latinos Award 2018 in the category New Talents with her typeface Gigio, a slab serif for text. She is also a collaborator of Fabio Haag Type and one of the members of Coletivo Plomo71.

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Leitenperger

Luisa Leitenperger

Luisa Leitenperger holds a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design from Universidade Federal de Santa Maria (UFSM). They became interested in the design of letterforms after taking a calligraphy class early on in undergrad. Since then they’ve learned from renowned artists including John Stevens, Julian Waters, Claudio Gil, Luca Barcellona and Andrea Branco. The expressive nature of calligraphy greatly informs their view of type design, which is currently their primary focus.

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Contact

You can get in touch at ahoy@harbortype.com.