Just heard from my friend Tony de Marco, recently returned from TypeCon2004 in San Francisco, where he was a featured speaker. Tony is also co-owner and designer of Macmania magazine, to which I contribute now and then.

Tony and his brother Caio received their prize in the Linotype International Type Design Contest 2003, where they placed 3rd in the display category with the Samba Font, inspired by the work of early 20th-century Brazilian illustrator J. Carlos. Here’s a sample: