Celeste Pedro is a communication designer who graduated from the Fine Arts Faculty in Porto, Portugal. Her main focuses have since been typography and editorial design. She holds a master’s in Design and Intermedia from the University of Barcelona. Her studies on dictionaries design have led her closer to the field of the History of Typography and to the engagement in various language courses, workshops, and summer schools related to the edition of texts and book production. In recent years, she specialized in early printed books and paleography while conducting her Ph.D. research on the History of Portuguese Print Culture in the Sixteenth Century, funded by FCT. Recently he was a contract researcher for the project "From Data to Wisdom - Philosophizing Data Visualizations in the Middle Ages and Early Modernity (13th-17th Century)" at the Institute of Philosophy of the University of Porto, where she now continues her work on medieval and early modern diagrams.
This database was developed as part of my PhD thesis (you can download it here: https://repositorio-aberto.up.pt/handle/10216/115283). It was funded by the Portuguese National Funding Agency for Science, Research and Technology and had the scientific supervision of the Faculty of Fine Arts. This digital archive comprises three subjects: books, printing types and printers. The main aim is to present an array of images that can represent the variety of alphabets used in books chosen to represent the work of João Álvares and João de Barreira, the first printers of the University of Coimbra, Portugal.