After a rebellious phase as a young graffiti writer, João Varela realised that his passion wasn’t about adrenaline and running from cops either, it was all about the letterforms.

Since then, he has dedicated himself to study and experimenting with type, whether a very dirty lettering with a brush and ink or spending hours adjusting bezier curves. 

This duality between digital and manual processes has always played an important role in his work and he has been drawing and painting Type in any way, form and expression as well as in any place he can fit them.