About Us

We emerged in 2016 as a space created by Dafne Martínez, Mónica Munguía and Sandra García to promote female work in the typographical field and disseminated knowledge on topics related to typography, to do this we implemented a series social media post, talks, lectures and workshops. At the same time, we designed custom and retail fonts, working as the first Latinoamerican typographic foundry developed only by women.

In TipasType we want the construction of history in Typography to be more inclusive and thus to claim the role of Latin American women as creators.

Since mid 2019 our members and leaders are:

Dafne Martínez Martínez

Born and raised in México, loves Pizza and the traditional Mexican Pozole. Also, she has an amazingly good taste for music and movies 😉

Here you can find some of her achievements:

  • Awards/recognitions:
    — 2009 Aspid Oro, for art direction in the category
    “Better internal marketing action”.
    — 2017 Recognition in the Typography category at the Clap Awards.
  • Education:
    — Bachelors degree in Graphic Design from the Faculty of Arts and Design of the UNAM.
    — Specialist in Journalistic Design by the Faculty of Arts and Design of the UNAM.
    — Master in Typographic Design by Centro de Estudios para el diseño, Gestalt.
  • Scholarship:
    — Selected as a beneficiary of the program ‘Fomento a Proyectos y Conversiones Culturales 2019’ of FONCA , for her project “Elementype: a practical guide to typographic use”.
  • Career:
    — Master in Typographic Design. Calligrapher of the Mexican Society of Calligraphers and Illuminators. Speaker in Tipografía México, Mi TipoEs, Foro Chibalete/Tipografilia, UAM, UNAM, Cenart and Atypi Tokio, 2019. She has participated in exhibitions of Typography and lettering work in Mexico. She has received the Gold Aspid Award and the International CLAP Award. Designed fonts: Especial, Corona, Xihtli, Xantolo, Tessitura and Chaparrita. Details in our News Section.

Sandra García Saldarriaga

Born and raised in Colombia, madly loves to grow vegetables 🌱. In her spare time, she takes care of her cat ‘Ch’ and cooks for her friends. Mexico is her new home.

Here you can find some of her achievements:

    • Awards/recognitions:
      — 2017 Recognition in the Typography category at the 2017 Clap Awards.
      — Nominated for the 2013 Steel Pencil Award, Project Design Magazine Bogotá, Colombia.
    • Education:
      — Master’s Degree in Typographic Design from the Gestalt Studies Center Mexico.
      — Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design from the Universidad del Área Andina.
      — Draftsman of Architecture from the Higher Academy of Arts.
    • Scholarship:
      — Selected as a beneficiary of the program ‘Fomento a Proyectos y Conversiones Culturales 2019’ of FONCA, for her project “Elementype: a practical guide to typographic use”.
  • Career:
    — Master in Typographic Design. Professor at the University of Communication in Mexico City. Speaker in EsmiTipo, Tipografía México, Forum Chibalete/Tipografilia, UAM, UNAM, CENART and Atypi Tokio, 2019. She has exhibited her typographic work on Lestrástica and Tipografía México. She has received the International CLAP award. Designed fonts: Especial, Corona Typeface, Xihtli, Xantolo, Wuonniek, Emperatriz, and Colectiva. Details in our News Section.