graphic design
2013

Client: Marta Wengorovius

Book jacket design for “Um, Dois e Muitos” — a self-contained drop-library with 60 different books selected by 20 people invited by the artist Marta Wengorovius. The proposal comprised of creating a book loan system and identity. Inspired by the famous Burda pattern templates we devised a 60-in-one blueprint poster to cut out and line each book. Simultaneously the template sheet worked as a library catalog.

Art direction: António Silveira Gomes
Production: Cláudia Castelo
Graphic Designers:
António Silveira Gomes com Mariana Veloso e Carlos Trancoso
Print production:
Maiadouro
Photos: Mariana Veloso
Dates: October 2012(Concept) – January 2013 (Guimarães) – Sep/Nov 2013(Lisbon)

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graphic design
2012

Client: Guimarães 2012 CEC

Using “wikipedian” ideologies as it´s main reference, Transclusor is an editorial bot created by Barbara Says… as a response to the Curators’ Lab invitation (a curatorial project held at the European Culture Capital event in Guimarães, Portugal). Tranclusor was a platform and sculpture that integrated editorial content into a database. It is an experimental editing machine that reads information and orders it according to a set of simple algorithmic instructions, using ideological principles defined by contributing editors operating within the Wikipedia community it is an attempt to focus on the positive and negative effects of automation and publishing. During three months the sculpture was fed raw information regarding the events and conferences at the Lab. As the information is collected and processed, it is printed by a robust dot-matrix printer, one of the last commercially available. The raw texts and images are sequenced and spewed out on continuous paper, like a waterfall. An occasional performance with students was set up as a happening, where new variables could be introduced in order to measure the impact that these ideas impose on content. Thus “wikideologic” principles such as Inclusionism, Deletionism, Delusionism, Mergism and or Vandalism were used as a new set of variables to test strategic methods for editing the content.

Curators: Gabriela Vaz Pinheiro and Lígia Afonso
Art Direction:
António Silveira Gomes
Graphic Designers:
António Silveira Gomes, Mariana Veloso and Alexandre Castro (web)

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education
2012

Jornadas is a series of debates dedicated to under-researched figures that are widely unknown. It is a event celebrating design-research and it is expandable to diverse areas of knowledge, yet it began with publishing arts circles.

This first edition was called “Cantiana” [as in Cantos, (in Portuguese Cantos is a paronym meaning both “corner” and / or “epic poem, it can also be confused with the illuminist philosopher Emmanuel Kant”)]. Ultimately it is dedicated to Paulo de Cantos (1892-1979), an illustrious lover of books, wild acrostics and crazy typography, a schoolmaster and gerontologist who self-published an incredible array of awkward publications between 1920s and 1950s. He is known only in Portuguese Bibliophile circles and, as of yet, no one has ever actually “pinned him down”.

The two days of debates used his publications as a starting point, around which guest speakers openly presented first-hand empathies, analogies and possible references from their cultural and intellectual universes. For the first time, his work was presented in an exhibition, in an attempt to address the authors main chimeras and motivations. The editions were under scrutiny together with other analogous works, some of which directly relate to the invited speakers. As a biographic extension, on display were the author’s epistolary material, original drawings and mockups, amongst other documental objects.

Credits:

Invited Speakers: Olga Pombo, Massin, Jan Middendorp, Uta & Thilo Von Debschitz
Organization:
Barbara says…
Art Direction:
António Silveira Gomes, Cláudia Castelo and Alexandre Estrela
Editing and Research:
António Silveira Gomes, Filipa Cordeiro
Production:
Filipa Cordeiro
Designers:
António Silveira Gomes, Patrícia Maya, Mariana Veloso and Alexandre Castro (web)
Catering:
Inês Milagres

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Client: João Maria Gusmão + Pedro Paiva

João Maria Gusmão + Pedro Paiva

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Client: Mattia Denisse

Right After the Comma (english version)

As a child while playing in his father’s old trailer, young Mattia Denisse imagined an heroic voyage that would span four regions of the globe: Lisbon, the Cape Verde Archipelago, Amazonia, and the Namib Desert. Between 2009-11 the artist Mattia Denisse (b.1968) now residing in Lisbon journeyed between these regions revisiting his childhood imaginary voyage and producing a number of drawings and philosophical reflexions. By crossing his thoughts with literary giants such as Balzac, Victor Hugo, Fernando Pessoa, René Daumal, Jorge Luis Borges, Roberto Bolaño and others. Denisse came up with Right After the Comma, a probing travel book, a narrative laden with bibliographical references, captions, comments and various forms of footnotes that required a very specific vis-à-vis approach to the conventional text/image dualism.

Most of the groundwork with the artist was based on a collaborative process, sharing foster admiration for the Dicionaire Historique et Critique, a precursor of the first encyclopaedias. Published in the end of the seventeenth century by French Philosopher Pierre Bayle, this book was composed in a compact layout, a single or double column, justified text and dozens of left weighted footnotes compressed into its page margins. Like most encyclopaedias it is fragmented, almost hypertextual. Seemingly, Mattias’ text had footnotes and three more possible reading levels, namely metafootnotes and meta-metafootnotes and Bibliographical comments. The structure of the narrative, being essentially linear, was constantly being challenged by these paratextual aspects, escape hatches and contemplative meandering passages.

Right after the Comma starts where Mount Analogue ends, an incomplete masterpiece about an epic non-voyage to a mythical island, written by French philosopher Rene Daumal. This author tragically died, leaving the original script in mid-chapter, ending in a mysterious comma.

Author: Mattia Denisse
Typefaces:
Wedge Gothic & Jannon serif & Sans Serif.
Art Direction:
António Silveira Gomes
Editors:
Barbara says… (Claudia Castelo and António Silveira Gomes) Lígia Afonso and Mattia Denisse
Graphic Designers:
António Silveira Gomes and Patrícia Maya

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Client: MNAC - Museu do Chiado
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graphic design
2011

Client: MNAC - Museu do Chiado
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self-publishing
2011

Oporto is a studio and a non-profit screening room located in Lisboa. Occupying the former Merchant Sailors Union headquarters, Oporto presents from time to time a single unique experimental video or film. The space is directed by artist Alexandre Estrela, in cooperation with ourselves and artist Miguel Soares. The screenprinted posters are created specifically for the invited artists and galerists and are also sold at each venue. The flyers are produced in various media from offset printing, fotocopies, letterpress and Riso Print Gocco.

Lewis Klahr (us), Shana Moulton (us), Phill Niblock (us)

Posters screen printed: Mike Goes West
Edition: 18

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graphic design
2011

Client: IGC
Translation not available
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oversize design
2011

Poster triptych designed for an apartment installation in lisbon.
The Ritz Club was a mythical nightspot for the Lisbon Bohemian crowd. Found at Rua da Glória (approximately 20 meters from the aforementioned apartment block), it began as a cabaret during the old regime. After the Revolution in 1974, it became one of the most eclectic spaces in the city, featuring pop/rock, jazz, Portuguese and African music concerts. The Ritz club has been closed since 2000 for refurbishing.
This series of fictitious posters aim to evoke the memory of such a place, within the framework of Lisbonaire/Experimentadesign.

Client: Lisbonaire/Experimenta design
Graphic Design: António Silveira Gomes, Claudia Castelo
Foto creds: (cc) ottoman lego by dunechaser; tesselation
by origamijoel, particle Mask by Marshall Astor – Food Pornographer
Text: Portuguese translation exerpt of Lewis Carrol’s poem – “Jabberwocky” by Augusto de Campos.
Screenprinting: Mike Goes West
Poster man: Gustavo Sumpta

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editorial
2010

Client: Museu Colecção Berardo

The catalogue of this exhibition attempts to emphasize the wide choice of authors made by the curator, creating a possible panorama of almost a century of Portuguese comics production. The alphabetic order, arranging both the artists and the essay writers, underlines the nature of the book as a sort of national comics reader. The splitfountain cover tries to restore the plasticity and gestuality of this discipline.

Curator: Pedro Vieira de Moura
Art direction: António Silveira Gomes (designer) e Cláudia Castelo (projecto manager)
Graphic design: Patrícia Maya
Produced materials: catalogue
Printing: Maiadouro

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editorial
2010

Client: MNAC - Museu do Chiado

This catalogue mimics an illustrated history book, aiming for an organic relationship between text and image, and compiling the work’s descriptions and captions on a separate, technical section. The book’s cover is a speculation on a specific shade of green that Columbano used for the idealization of the Portuguese Republican national flag, still in use today.

Curator: Maria de Aires Silveir
Art direction: António Silveira Gomes (designer) e Cláudia Castelo (projecto manager)
Graphic design: Patrícia Maya
Produced materials: catalogue, invitation, poster and exhibition signs

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Client: MNAC - Museu do Chiado

First catalogue of a series of 3 on the art collection of the Museu Nacional de Artes Contemporâneas – Museu do Chiado (National Museum of Contemporary Arts). Classic structure of a two-part catalogue: essays and works, with these occupying the full area of the page, independently of its life-size. The endpapers comprise a pattern fashioned from a selection of favourite works.

Curator: Maria de Aires Silveira and Pedro Lapa
Art direction: António Silveira Gomes (designer) and Cláudia Castelo (projecto manager)
Graphic design: Patrícia Maya
Produced materials: catalogue

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editorial
2010

Attention! This is not a programme, but rather a publication created for the collective actions of the neo-fake artists from Teatro Praga. Each issue pretends to establish a parallel between the texts, the performance experiences and the very specific traits of each play. This publication is sold at the entrance of the venues where the shows take place, during intervals, in a small, improvised “kissing stall” sort of thing. Props 5 – is an archive of 12 projects with technical information, credits, sinopses, press reviews and social network hullabaloo.

Editor: Susana Pomba
Art direction: António Silveira Gomes (designer) and Cláudia Castelo (project manager)
(Props Typeface by Change is Good)

Produced materials: A5 screenprinted Card Folder + 12 project cards in 2 colour offset

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File cover

graphic design
2010

Client: João Cardoso Lopes

Thy Ro white wine – is a clear scented wine, with intense fresh fruit and slightly tropical nose, it reveals a fresh and youthful palate in perfect balance with a moderate acidity resulting in a lengthy finish.

Thy Ro rosé wine – has a clear scent of red fruit. Smooth and balanced palate with a pleasant finish.

Every new harvest will have a short poem published on its cork stopper.

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Technical information files

graphic design
2010

Client: MNAC - Museu do Chiado
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graphic design
2010

Client: MNAC - Museu do Chiado
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self-publishing
2010

Oporto is a studio and a non-profit screening room located in Lisboa. Occupying the former Merchant Sailors Union headquarters, Oporto presents from time to time a single unique experimental video or film. The space is directed by artist Alexandre Estrela, in cooperation with ourselves and artist Miguel Soares. The screenprinted posters are created specifically for the invited artists and galerists and are also sold at each venue. The flyers are produced in various media from offset printing, fotocopies, letterpress and Riso Print Gocco.

John Latham (uk), Pat O´Neill (us), Liliane Lijn (us), Jesse Stead (us)

Posters screen printed: Mike Goes West
Edition: 18

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graphic design
2010

Is the name of a gypsy commune founded by a family – The Monteiros – that bought a plot of land near Sanguedo, Santa Maria da Feira. They set permanent camp at this location thus interrupting their nomadic nature.
The film director, Marco Martins invited us to create the visual identity for a collaborative cine-theatrical street performance that would take place in this commune. The event had various participants such as coreographers, actors and vídeo artists and was integrated in a street performance festival.
The contents were quite powerful: incredible photography and uncanny poetic vídeos that revealed the cultural autonomy of the community – the people. For the web site we decided to emphasize the visual richness of the commune by combining various portraits and interiors with a naive lettering culled from the walls of the precarious housing.
The catologue is very site specific, so we integrated a programe in the form of a map. The central image of the unfolded cover is a genealogical tree arranged in a wheel structure re-appropriated from the Romani ethnic group flag. This idea of autonomy is reinforced by the chakra shaped tree in a back drop of sky and land. Thus revealing one of the many geographic origins – Índia.

Art Direction and production:
António Silveira Gomes, Claudia Castelo.
Graphic Designers: Patrícia Maya e Alexandre Castro (web).
Printing: Maiadouro

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The event 28/05/2010 (photo:Homem Árvore)

graphic design
2010

Direct mailing for the 5th anniversary party for the delicatessen with the best view in Lisbon. The party was sponsored by two classics: Perrier Jouet – Belle Époque Champagne and Michel Cluziel Bombons. We decided to use the delis previously printed paper bags as support. And threw in a third ingredient the Eyjafjallajoekull volcano in Iceland that was still actively regurgitating lava during the production of the Invitation. The information prepressed into a rapid prototyping cliché and the bags were printed on a windmill letterpress.

Graphic Design: António Silveira Gomes
Production: João Regal
Printing: M2
(original paper bag pattern by Manuel Távora)

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unfolded paper bag

editorial
2010

Attention! This is not a programme, but rather a publication created for the collective actions of the neo-fake artists from Teatro Praga. Each issue pretends to establish a parallel between the texts, the performance experiences and the very specific traits of each play. This publication is sold at the entrance of the venues where the shows take place, during intervals, in a small, improvised “kissing stall” sort of thing. Props 3 – dedicated to the catastrophy. Props 4 – is just a bag.

Editor: Susana Pomba
Art direction: António Silveira Gomes (designer) and Cláudia Castelo (project manager)
Graphic designers and spam collectors: Patrícia Maya and Alexandre Castro

Produced materials: publication and bag

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Client: EXD 09

Proposal for the rehabilitation project of a garden in Lisbon.
A modular system of cast iron manhole covers with variable labyrinth patterns, allowing for numerous combinations. These covers can be used as playground equipment allowing children to explore it with small scale toys, marbles and dye-cast cars, and Lord of the rings action figures. The return of the garden labyrinth.

Project coordination: Experimenta Design
Landscape architecture: João Gomes da Silva
Product design: Fernando Brízio, Pedrita
Sound design: Rui Gato
Lighting: José Álvaro Correia
Graphic design: António Silveira Gomes (barbara says)

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Drainage and manholes: Intervention areas

Client: EXD 09

Proposal for the rehabilitation project of Santos garden in Lisbon.

Drawing upon “tree carving”, this intervention forsees inscriptions painted on the tree´s bark by using a mixture of iron phosphate and calcium oxide (materials commonly used in horticulture to protect the tree´s bark). The contents include, information about the tree, simple orientations or fragments of visual poetry.
The tattoo artist is a Modern Shaman, a protective divinity and an ally to the tree nymphs, (The Hamadryads); by casting a spell he helps protect the tree with an inscription. Whoever harms this tree is cursed.

Project coordination: Experimenta Design
Landscape architecture: João Gomes da Silva
Product design: Fernando Brízio, Pedrita
Sound design: Rui Gato
Lighting: José Álvaro Correia
Graphic design: António Silveira Gomes (barbara says)

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Tree Carving on a Populus Alva Tree

graphic design
2009

Client: EXD 09 / CEMES

“Transcription” – 68×48 poster, printed on 70 gr. poster paper, two colors front and back. Four professionals worked on this project [one graphic designer, two employees at the Cyber Clube Ericeira (Rita and Rafaela) and one producer: Cláudia Castelo] a multifunction Samsung SCX-5530FN printer was used together with a computer to fac-similie an excerpt of the Alberto Pimenta poem “Made in aéreo”, originally published in “Obra Quase Incompleta” edited by FENDA in 1990. This poster was printed in September 2009 at Gigaresma Printers, Lisbon.

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a partir do cartaz homónimo de Fernando de Filippi

oversize design
2009

Client: Joana Bagulho

Motiongraphics and CD for a solo concert. “Acção” is a project developed by composer and interpreter Joana Bagulho. It is a harpsichord re-interpretation of Carlos Paredes Portuguese guitar compositions and performances.
We looked into the construction and history of the harpsichord and learned that in the XVII century some instruments were decorated with a landscape scene or a phrase in the interior lid. This can be seen in numerous Vermeer paintings. We drew upon this and other visual aspects related to the instruments sound properties, like – scratching and pinching on lacquer surfaces – to create a visual score and lettering for the different themes throughout the concert.

Alphabet and drawings: António Silveira Gomes
Vídeo and animation: Alexandre Castro
Software: Video Projection Tool by H.C. Gilje

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editorial
2009

Client: Confraria dos Enófilos e Gastrónomos de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro

The “Confraria” are brotherhoods that share a common interest. Originally religious cults that worshiped a specific Saint. The Magazine bebes.comes is the voice of the Trás-os-Montes Gourmand and Enophile “Confraria”. This brotherhood is dedicated developing and maintaining the Culinary patrimony of the Alto Douro region… and always the ideal excuse to organize opulent, festive banquets.

Editor: António Manuel Monteiro
Art direction: António Silveira Gomes
Graphic Designers:
Sílvia Prudêncio, Patrícia Maya, Alexandre Castro

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editorial
2009

Client: Câmara Municipal de Mirandela

Magazine published by the Mirandela Museum of The Olive Tree and Olive Oil. A magazine that explores the concept of “Oleosofia” the culture of olive oil and other pleasures of life. Olive oil, art, poetry, photography, recipes, olive oil bottle’s labels, geography, geology and tips on how to kill the parasitic olive fly.

Editor: Roger Teixeira Lopes
Graphic design:
António Silveira Gomes

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editorial
2009

Client: Teatro Praga

Attention! This is not a programme, but rather a publication created for the collective actions of the neo-fake artists from Teatro Praga. Each issue pretends to establish a parallel between the texts, the performance experiences and the very specific traits of each play. This publication is sold at the entrance of the venues where the shows take place, during intervals, in a small, improvised “kissing stall” sort of thing.
Props 1 and 2 were published together for the play entitled Demo. The first comprehended a series of texts related to the play, similar to the classical Al Jafee’s Mad fold-ins, and with a insert of spam ads. The second is a inside out magazine with the portfolios of 4 artists involved in the show: Gabriel Abrantes, Pedro Lourenço, Vasco Araújo and Kevin Blechdom.

Editor: Susana Pomba
Art direction: António Silveira Gomes (designer) and Cláudia Castelo (project manager)
Graphic designers and spam collectors: Patrícia Maya and Alexandre Castro

Produced materials: publication and brochure

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Props #1 - Cover

Client: Direcção Geral das Artes / Ministério da Cultura

Catalogue for the exhibition of artist duo João Maria Gusmão + Pedro Paiva, as the official Portuguese representation at the Venice Biennale 2009. The project’s title is borrowed from the Joseph Priestley’s book in which the author presents a series of scientific experiments on air and gas, namely his discovery of oxygen.
The book’s colophon justifies some of the formal options: “The primary font used throughout this book is John Baskerville Text, in a version digitalised in 2001 from a collection of rare books originally printed by John Baskerville circa 1750. This typeface exudes the original spirit of Baskerville’s creations, reinforcing the strongly contrasted strokes, fine serifs and exquisitely fluid lines, enhancing the rhythm of the italics. The main physical characteristics of his typeface are the open loop of the lowercase “g”, a swash-like tail on the “Q”, the pointed apex of the “A” and a distinct cursive uppercase “J”. John Baskerville (1706-1775) was a headstone engraver, atheist and anti-clerical, master of calligraphy, typographer and printer in Birmingham, home city to the Lunar Society, an informal group of industrialists, natural philosophers and intellectuals whose ranks included Joseph Priestley whose work gives its name to this exhibition, and Erasmus Darwin, Charles Darwin’s grandfather. There is no record of these gentlemen ever having met; however, Benjamin Franklin, an associate of the Lunar Society, did meet Baskerville and greatly preferred his innovative print work to the Caslon typeface that predominated in that era. Baskerville drew upon his knowledge of printing inks and paper production to manufacture improved black ink and perfect the quality of paper. He made the most of blank space within his book layouts, and tried to keep ornament to a minimum, in his quest for austere and elegant books.”

Curator: Natxo Checa
Artists: João Maria Gusmão + Pedro Paiva
Editor: Mattia Denisse
Art direction: António Silveira Gomes (designer) and Cláudia Castelo (project manager)
Graphic designer: Patrícia Maya
Produced materials: catalogue, posters, invitations and press ads

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Portuguese and English versions

self-publishing
2009

Oporto is a studio and a non-profit screening room located in Lisboa. Occupying the former Merchant Sailors Union headquarters, Oporto presents from time to time a single unique experimental video or film. The space is directed by artist Alexandre Estrela, in cooperation with ourselves and artist Miguel Soares. The screenprinted posters are created specifically for the invited artists and galerists and are also sold at each venue. The flyers are produced in various media from offset printing, fotocopies, letterpress and Riso Print Gocco.

Ken Jacobs (US), Werner Nekes (DE), Franz Zwartjes (NL), Gunvor Nelson (US)

Curator: Alexandre Estrela
Graphic Design:
António Silveira Gomes
Screenprinting:
Mike Goes West

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Poster - Ken Jacobs

editorial
2009

Client: Angelo Cirimelle

Art direction of the 50th issue of Magazine, a publication of Parisian art and fashion. We have chosen the work by three Portuguese female photographers: Patrícia Almeida, with a work on the Portuguese coast’s flora and fauna, that has been brutally destroyed by the urban development policies underway since the 80s; Susana Pomba, with her obsessive snapshots of Lisbon’s nightlife; and Catarina Botelho, in a more intimate tone.

Magazine Director: Angelo Cirimelle
Art Direction and Graphic Design: António Silveira Gomes (designer), Claudia Castelo (Project Manager)
Acknowledgements: Change is Good

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editorial
2009

Client: Galeria zdb

The cover, that looks like out of a Z-movie, may tilt the reader in the wrong way. The actual subject of this book is Abyssology, a parascience of the indiscernible, a term appropriated by artistic duo JMG and PP and explored here via an array of texts by scientists, poets, writers, philosophers and art critics. The book presents a text/image combination in which there is no distinction whatsoever between the artists’ own work and images from other sources.

Artists: João Maria Gusmão e Pedro Paiva
Curator: Natxo Checa
Art direction: António Silveira Gomes (designer) and Cláudia Castelo (project manager)
Graphic designer: Patrícia Maya

Produced materials: book

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graphic design
2008

Client: Câmara Municipal de Lisboa

Visual identity for the upcoming Contemporary African Art Centre, Africa.cont. The graphic project finds a balance between the internal and the external image of the institution. Two exclusive fonts were created: Kafokolo Bantu and Kafokolo Amandla, as well as a third set, comprising of an alphabet of graphic symbols, for more specific applications. Kafokolo is a Luanda (Angola) slang word that refers to the small inside pocket found in jeans.

Art direction: António Silveira Gomes (designer) and Cláudia Castelo (project manager)
Consulting: José Albergaria
Graphic designer: Patrícia Maya
Web-designer: Hélder Barão and Romeu Cristovão
Typographer: Martijn Oostra and Space Boy (fine tuning)

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editorial
2008

Client: Ellipse Foundation

Editorial support for the creation of small brochures of the Ellipse Foundation education services, whose main points were the use of color, special hand lettering and theme-related illustrations.

Art direction: António Silveira Gomes (designer) and Cláudia Castelo (project manager)
Graphic designers:
Silvia Prudêncio, Patrícia Maya

Produced materials: graphic identity, invitations, brochures, support materials.

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graphic design
2008

Translation not available
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