graphic design
2007

Publication design containing 20 generative art prints by Architect Marjan Colletti.

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Box/cover

oversize design
2005

Client: Câmara Municipal de Lisboa

Corporate identity and billboards for Lisbon’s Book Fair. We carved the lettering directly on the main ephemeral structures created for the effect of the fair, setting off an idea of fragmentation that contrasted heavily with the building’s intense and bulky red form. The project’s own drawings were reworked and mixed up with this architectural forms-based lettering.

Feira do Livro Director: Paula Moura Pinheiro
Architecture: Marcosandmarjan architecture
Art direction and graphic design: António Silveira Gomes
Graphic designers: Mafalda Anjos, Francisca Mendonça

Produced materials: typography, exhibitions signs and 3D lettering.

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oversize design
2005

Client: Câmara Municipal de Lisboa
Translation not available
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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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Client: João Maria Gusmão + Pedro Paiva

João Maria Gusmão + Pedro Paiva

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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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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
2003

Client: João Maria Gusmão + Pedro Paiva

Catalogue of the exhibition, presenting each piece as if in an industrial catalogue of volatile products.

Art direction and graphic design: António Silveira Gomes, Nuno Horta Santos

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Translation not available
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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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Client: MNAC - Museu do Chiado
Translation not available
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graphic design
2002

Client: Galeria zdb

Poster/invitation for an exhibition of 17 young artists from San Francisco, who had been part of the assembly team of the Zé dos Bois produced “After the Carnations” show, held at the Yerba Buena Centre for the Arts, San Francisco – CA. Among others, were up and coming Mike Arcega, Evan Ellsworth Jourden, Emily Sevier, Christopher Garrett, Reuben Lorch-Miller and the renowned Keith Boadwee, John C. Rogers, Bill Ivey, Frank Haines, Charlie Callahan, Joshua Churchill, Chris Corales, Robert Gutierrez, Christian Maychack, Gina Osterloh-giron, Jacquelyn Summel and Rigo 23.

Graphic Design: António Silveira Gomes and Nuno Horta Santos.

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Poster

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: António Silveira Gomes, Patrícia Maya e Alexandre Castro (web).
Printing: Maiadouro

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

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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Client: Soma

Poster/program for the International Biennial of Poetry, inspired in Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World and comprising recitals, electronic music concerts, and conferences. We tried to imagine what the world would look line in the year AF632 (After Ford).

Art Direction and Graphic Design: José Albergaria and Nuno Horta.

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Client: Direcção Geral das Artes / Ministério da Cultura

Catalogue and corporate identity for the official Portuguese chapter of the Venice Biennale of Architecture 2008. The project, by architect Eduardo Souto de Moura and sculptor Ângelo de Sousa, consisted of a giant mirror placed in the façade of a building at the Canal Grande. The catalogue is wrapped in mirrored paper that may remind you of chocolate wrapping. The wrapper also allows the reader to find the drawings printed on the endpapers.

Curators: José Gil and Joaquim Moreno
Art direction:
António Silveira Gomes (designer) and Cláudia Castelo (project manager)
Graphic designer: Patrícia Maya

Produced materials: catalogue, invitation, poster and press ads.

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graphic design
2006

Client: ICAM

Campaign promoting portuguese cinema. This project is a tribute to the cinema as a social space. A typeface was created using a selection of cinema-theatre architectural floor plans from Porto and Lisbon and a juxtaposition of film and festival posters.

Art director and designer: António Silveira Gomes
Project manager: Cláudia Castelo
Graphic designer: Marco Balesteros (www.letra.com.pt/)
Produced materials: catalogue, publication, poster, postcards, CD-ROM.

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Client: ICAM

“Plateia” Font: created from old Portuguese cinema theatres architectural floorplans, and billboard vernacular recombined as a lowercase alphabet. A homage to the great venues long gone and to cinema in general as a privileged space for sociabilization.

Art director and designer: António Silveira Gomes
Typographer: Martijn Oostra

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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: Ellipse Foundation

In both the save the date notice and the invitation, by recovering the old aerogram format, we used the envelope itself as the container of information. For the newsprint publication we chose to explore the exhibition’s core theme – scale and symmetry/asymmetry – by putting the collection pieces in a direct dialog with one another.

Curator: Andrew Renton.
Art direction:
António Silveira Gomes (designer) and Cláudia Castelo (project manager)
Graphic designer:
Sílvia Prudêncio
Original logo and font created by MM studio, Paris

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graphic design
2010

Client: MNAC - Museu do Chiado
Translation not available
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graphic design
2001

Client: Galeria zdb / João Maria Gusmão + Pedro Paiva

Communication for three exhibitions by João Maria Gusmão + Pedro Paiva under the overall theme of de-paramnesia, a word coined by the artists to convey “a technology of ontological purpose, in other words, a Pataphysics , a science that things about the being and its fleeting truth through fictions”. The participants of the three exhibitions included, among others, Alexandre Estrela, João Tabarra, Phillippe Meste and João Seguro.

Graphic design: António Silveira Gomes and Nuno Horta Santos
Produced materials: Posters, invitations and flyers

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The poster using the split-fountain screenprint technique

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

oversize design
2007

Space design for an exhibition on contemporary avant-garde comics.
Five international artists working on the edge of comics and fine arts present their work within the 18th International Comics Festival of Amadora: Ilan Manouach (Greece), Frédéric Coché (France), Warren Craghead III (USA), Aerim Lee (South Korea) and Fábio Zimbres (Brazil). Amidst kid’s comics and commercial drivel, this white cube of experimental comics looked like an UFO: a white cube space with strange oozing lettering and comics on the walls.

Curator: Pedro Vieira de Moura
Graphic designer:
António Silveira Gomes
Produced materials:
exhibition design.

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graphic design
2011

Client: IGC
Translation not available
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editorial
2006

Client: João Maria Gusmão + Pedro Paiva

Publication that accompanied the homonymous show by artist duo João Maria Gusmão + Pedro Paiva. This was a project that stemmed from Victor Hugo’s book The Man who Laughs, focusing on the description of a meteorological phenomenon whose manifestation is beyond human understanding and communication.

“We try to explain all things by the action of wind and wave; yet in the air there is a force which is not the wind, and in the waters a force which is not which is not the wave. That force, both in the air and in the water, is effluvium”. Victor Hugo, The Man who Laughs.
The book also contains texts by Alfred Jarry, Friedrich Nietzche and Andrei Tarkovsky.

Editors: João Maria Gusmão + Pedro Paiva
Art Direction and design:
António Silveira Gomes

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graphic design
2007

Client: Instituto Camões

The theme of the exhibition held at the hall and corridors of the Berlaymon Building (the European Commission headquarters in Brussels) was Migrations. In order to define the format of the catalogue, we used the standard proportions of flags, and we also employed a grid that allowed a strange mobility for both text and images, as if they were never in their exact, proper place.

Curator: Lúcia Marques
Art direction: António Silveira Gomes(designer) and Cláudia Castelo (projecto manager)
Graphic designer: Sílvia Prudêncio
Produced materials: catalogue.

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graphic design
2003

Client: Experimenta Design

Promotional material for Experimenta Design’03.
A) Designmatography: programme of an experimental cinema showcase with indispensable works such as John Whitney’s Arabesque, Tony Conrad’s The Flicker and Stan Brakhage’s The Text of Light. This is a place where the design mobs have drinks and make out.
B) Super Panorama: ad for a great party in a derelict and very bizarre panoramic restaurant built in the 80s’.

Graphic design: António Silveira Gomes

Produced materials: brochure and press ad.

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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

graphic design
2005

Client: zdb muzique

This is a music festival that was held in multiple venues across Lisbon, sponsored by a beer brand and several other entities. ZDB presented 4 days of successive concerts, with bands such as Duran Duran Duran, Blevin Blectum, My Cat is an Alien and our own Rafel Toral.

Graphic Design: António Silveira Gomes

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Poster

graphic design
2002

Client: Galeria zdb

Poster/handout for an experimental Super8 film presented at Zurich’s Rotefabrik, integrated in the World Super8 Day, within a presentation of films done expressly for this celebration of an outgoing medium. Curator Manuel Henriques challenged 10 directors to shoot 2 unedited rushes (camera-editing allowed), a common practice among the likes of Andy Warhol, Franz Zwartjes and others.

Curator: Manuel Henriques
Graphic design: António Silveira Gomes
Produced materials: poster.

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editorial
1998

Client: Galeria zdb

“Flirt is: a fax machine, a computer and a camper van”. That’s what the editorial for its fist issue (no. 0) stated. Flirt was an editorial project that brought together Zé dos bois gallery and Barbara says and that lasted for 27 issues. In the years of plenty and with Expo’98 then just around the corner, Flirt acted as a sort of pièce de résistance for the underground, a proof that there was still some cultural life at the other end of the city.
The first six issues, a classic of both graphic design and national journalism, had marvelous sections such as “The greatnesses and miseries that made up the 20th century”, a series of chronicles written by António Pocinho, mostly about recreational drugs, as the TV or the automobile; a central pages poster featuring non-dirty pictures, by contemporary artists (Alexandre Estrela, Rui Toscano, Fernando José Pereira + Miguel Leal, Rigo 23, Miguel Leal) ; the classical section “Ócios” (“Leisurely time”); and selected guides on apparently unexpected subjects, such as the best wino bars in town (by Gilberto Gouveia), how to shop around Martim Moniz, the best cheap shoe stores and the best foot doctors in the city.

Editor: Cláudia Castelo
Flirt’s hardcore: António Pocinho, Gilberto Gouveia, Pedro Moura, Mário Cameira, Francisca Bagulho, Natxo Checa, Manuel Henriques, Kika, José António Moura, Pedro Santos, Nuno Carvalho
Graphic design: António Silveira Gomes, Nuno Horta Santos and José Albergaria

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editorial
2000

Client: Galeria zdb

Special anniversary issue, augmented and improved.
An interview with Paul Virilio, the city of Santarém as seen by Fernando Brito (one of the Homeostéticos artists) and the importance of sound in object by designer Gonçalo Falcão.

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editorial
2001

Client: Galeria zdb

With the turn of the millennium the section “Ócios” was kept, again with two great lists: a special on beaches and semi-fresh fish, and a guide for 5-star restaurants (without ever eating there!). also, interviews with Pierre Bourdieu, Jean Baudrillard, Guillermo Gomez Peña and a Roy Ascott glossary.
A special section was done for all Super8 lovers: how to create a homemade laboratory.

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editorial
2002

Client: Galeria zdb

Now in a smaller format and put out every three months, Flirt begins to experiment with theme issues: Conspiracy, with a key text by António Pocinho called “The heretics of AIDS”; Paranormal phenomenon, discussing David Hoffos’s work and Rudolf Steiner’s anthroposophy; Tourism and leisure: an interview with Angolan curator/artist Fernando Alvim and a fiction about Trafaria. In other issues, Jack Smith vs. Pokémon vs. Isabel Carvalho.

Editor: Cláudia Castelo
Flirt’s hardcore: António Pocinho, Gilberto Gouveia, Pedro Moura, Mário Cameira, Francisca Bagulho, Natxo Checa, Manuel Henriques, Kika, José António Moura, Pedro Santos, Nuno Carvalho, Susana Pomba
Graphic design: António Silveira Gomes, Nuno Horta Santos and José Albergaria

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editorial
2003

Client: Galeria zdb

2001 was, at one time, the highest peak and the beginning of the downfall for flirt. Some of the issues were thematic, some were not. Maturity set in, in a project that was condemn to be adolescent forever.
One of the issues was dedicated to abandoned houses cum squats, with a how-to-guide by bone fide squatters, a text exploring the artistic takeover of the Tercenas do Marquês building, and yet another article that remains up-to-date (8 years after being written), on the empty houses and apartments in Lisbon.
Also: Angela Davis; interview with Kalle Lasn (editor for Adbusters), the republishing of the “First Things Firts” manifesto, Critical Art Ensemble, Manuel de Landa, Geert Lovink and Negative Land.

Editor: Cláudia Castelo and Pedro Ornelas
Flirt’s hardcore: António Pocinho, Gilberto Gouveia, Pedro Moura, Mário Cameira, Francisca Bagulho, Natxo Checa, Manuel Henriques, Kika, José António Moura, Pedro Santos, Nuno Carvalho, Sofia Oliveira
Graphic design: António Silveira Gomes, Nuno Horta Santos and José Albergaria

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