Álvaro Franca is a type designer from Rio de Janeiro Brasil. He has designed type since 2013 when he worked in type design studios in London and Amsterdam. He later completed a Typeface Design masters degree in EINA, Barcelona and specialisation at the Plantin Institute of Typography. In 2018, he founded Naipe and the following year started the Barcelona chapter of TypeThursday. When he isn’t designing he can be found doing research or teaching at Domestika and ELISAVA.