editorial
1999

Client: Galeria zdb

With a goodby to the Escudos and a hello to the Euro, Flirt kept on its conqueror’s stance, although it become even more engagé where national cultural politics were concerned: publishing a wide-ranging survey on the production and the financial backing policies of contemporary art; the strikers António Pocinho and Gilberto Gouveia maintained also their positions; two of the best “Ócios” ever were created in this era: one on the best WCs and the other on the best zones for quick lays (cars, hidden corners, etc., by Pedro Moura) in Lisbon; also, a series of chronicles about Portuguese cities who were green with jealousy for not having a Flirt of their own, written by their better hosts: JP Simões (Coimbra), Pedro Mesquita (Porto), Alberto Pereira and Miguel Calvete (Caldas da Rainha), Alexandre Pascoal (Ponta Delgada); Braga (Zé Bernardo); Tavira (Vítor Pomar).

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graphic design
2004

Client: Ordem dos Arquitectos Portugueses

A 2-day seminar organized to review the evolution of the Guild’s editorial policy and an exhibition of foreign architecture publications. We looked into various architecture studios’ bookshelves and photographed the most archetypical, collectors’ items, vintage and bizarre publications we could find in order to build a working alphabet of books.

Graphic design: António Silveira Gomes and Mafalda Anjos
Produced materials: Poster and application form

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graphic design
2006

Client: Galeria zdb

Poster for the homonymous exhibition. In physics, an Italic G is the symbol that stands for the universal gravitational constant, or Big G. We tried to represent the letter G as large as possible so that it would impose an almost architectural stance when superimposed with the image of the suspended artist.

Graphic design: António Silveira Gomes
Produced materials: Poster and invitation

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graphic design
2001

Client: Southern Exposure - San Francisco

Go to Frisco. This is an appropriately inappropriate title – the people of San Francisco simply abhor the word “Frisco” and only uncool outsiders use it still – but it just fits like a glove this whole project: a platform to present peripheral cities’ non-profit, artist-run spaces alternative to the largest art production centres, such as The Physics Room (Christchurch – New Zealand), IT Park (Taipei – China), YYZ Artists Outlet (Toronto – Canada), and Zé dos Bois (Lisbon, Portugal).

For the exhibition presented at the Southern Exposure, Zé dos Bois explored the geographical affinities of Lisbon and San Francisco by taking to that also hilly city a video observatory, a zdbmüzique à la carte and a handful of specifically produced net-art projects, with one a day presentation. The main image, used for the posters and the site, is a homage to/quote of/appropriation from Portuguese master designer Sebastião Rodrigues with a little sprinkle from Victor Moscoso-inspired West Coast psychadelia.

Conception and production: ZDB (Cláudia Castelo, Manuel Henriques and Francisca Bagulho)
Site:
Tiago Borges
Graphic project:
António Silveira e Nuno Horta Santos
San Francisco/Lisbon ambassdor:
Rigo 23
Thanx:
Emily Sevier and Mike Arcega

Produced materials: poster and site

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graphic design
2004

Client: Eira - Francisco Camacho

A contemporary dance performance inspired by Alfred Hitchcock’s use of objects and props throughout his films. Like Saul Bass in Vertigo, we used a spirograph but in an unrelenting way: doodling away for so many days until we reached an abstract composition.

Coreographer: Francisco Camacho
Graphic design: António Silveira Gomes and Mafalda Anjos

Produced materials: Poster and postcard

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Client: Galeria zdb

A collective art show that stood out as a political response to the impact of the Expo’98 World Fair that was taking place in Lisbon. Issues such as identity crisis, human rights, freedom of expression, unemployment, war, racism and social exclusion under discussion by 20 young artists. Paulo Mendes, Filipa César, António de Sousa, Inês Carolina, Paulo Scavullo, Tiago Batista, Rui Toscano, Miguel Soares, Alexandre Estrela, Miguel Palma, Ruy Otero, Pedro Amaral, Rita Ferrão, Patrícia Garrido, Heitor Fonseca, Marina Reker, Eva Mota, António Nascimento, Ana Pinto.

Curators: Carlos Roque, Pedro Cabral Santo
Graphic design: José Albergaria, Nuno Horta Santos, António Silveira Gomes

Produced materials: Catalogue/brochure

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editorial
2001

Client: Ordem dos Arquitectos

Art Direction for the Ordem dos Arquitectos (Portuguese Architcture’s Guild).

Editor: Manuel Graça Dias
Graphic design: António Silveira Gomes, Nuno Horta Santos and José Albergaria

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editorial
2002

Client: Ordem dos Arquitectos

Art Direction for the Ordem dos Arquitectos (Portuguese Architcture’s Guild).

Editor: Manuel Graça Dias
Graphic design: António Silveira Gomes, Nuno Horta Santos and José Albergaria

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editorial
2003

Client: Ordem dos Arquitectos

Art Direction for the Ordem dos Arquitectos (Portuguese Architcture’s Guild).

Editor: Manuel Graça Dias
Graphic design: António Silveira Gomes, Nuno Horta Santos and José Albergaria

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Client: ESAD

A workshop experimenting with the basic principles of electronics and graphic design techniques mixing LEDs with pre-computer colour proofing techniques such as Xerography, Omnichrom and Letraset transfers. Electronic pizza, hummm!
For: 12 students. Difficulty: medium level. Costs: low. Time: 2 days. Low in calories and high in fibre and energy.

Ingredients:
24 Large size empty pizza boxes
12 assorted LEDs
2 Metres of electric cable
1 piece of electric wire
1 black marker
1 Set of Letraset for electrical engineers.
1 Isolating tape
2 Hansa N10 attaches
1 Assorted Letraset Omnicrom strips
2 1.5v Batteries
1 UHU Stick

In collaboration with: Tiago Borges and João Decq. At ESAD.CR

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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

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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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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editorial
2008

Client: Ellipse Foundation

Editorial project for an installation by artist Filipa César, a semi-documentary on illegal immigration and frontiers during the Salazar regime in Portugal. The invitation consists of a map of the locale discussed on the artwork; the very support’s material (paper) is evocative of the frontier’s dichotomy: only when the spectator holds the paper against the light he can see, through its transparency, the two sides coalescing the complete map information. The bookzine’s cover uses a lined blue sheet of paper (reminiscent of an official and obligatory type of paper used in that era’s Portuguese bureaucracy and its political police).

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

Produced materials: invitation and booklet

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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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Client: Ellipse Foundation

Invitations for an exhibition curated by Lisa Phillips for the Ellipse Foundation. Gender and sexuality were the key-concepts for the curator’s options. We tried to create an object that was difficult to miss under all the snail-mail pileups at home.

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

Produced materials: save the date notice and invitation.

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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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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
2005

Client: Direcção Geral das Artes / Ministério da Cultura

Catalogue and corporate identity for the official Portuguese chapter of the Venice Biennale of Architecture 2008.
This project was inspired on the Letraset sets used in Architecture, prior to computer use. Each studio selected an image that was then changed into a transfer, at the same time that same texture was used to create a mutant Lettering that would change on each declination.

Curators: Pedro Gadanho, Luís Tavares Pereira
Art direction and graphic design: António Silveira Gomes (designer)
Graphic designer: Francisca Mendonça and Mafalda Anjos

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

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Poster

Client: Catarina e Rita Almada Negreiros

This blown up Anti-aliased mural is an headache for the elderly to read, but a contemporary interpretation for a man ahead of his time.
This was a project done in collaboration with architects Rita and Catarina Almada Negreiros, who use in their work a renewal of the Portuguese tilery art.

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graphic design
2006

Client: Galeria zdb

Rigo — “Quando um Sábio aponta para a lua o idiota olha para o dedo. Nós somos o idiota.” (“When the wise man points at the moon, the idiot looks at the finger. We are the idiot”, quote from a Bruce Lee movie).
By using three different materials – offset, silkscreen and Xerox – these posters mash up our own working processes and those of artist Rigo 23, to wit, appropriation, social action, vernacularism and poetry.

Artist: Rigo 23
Curator:
Natxo Checa and Man Ray Hsu
Art Direction, graphic design and production: António Silveira Gomes
Graphic designer: Marco Balesteros

Produced materials: poster and invitation

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Client: Ministério da Cultura - IPPAR (Instituto Português do Patromónio Arquitectónico)

A contemporary art exhibition commemorating the 600th aniversary of a well known portuguese love tragedy. “The name engraved in thy bosom” derives from the 1572 Luís Vaz de Camões’ epic poem “Os Lusíadas” (“The Lusiads”), from the section evoking the tragic love of Inês and King Pedro I of Portugal. The catalogue’s typography, materials and colours make reference to the local Portuguese traditional popular confectionery, creating a recognizable iconography. An additional reference is made to the epistolography of the two lovers by mimicking the envelope lining patterns on the book’s inner dustjacket.

Curator: Alexandre Melo
Art director and designer: António Silveira Gomes

Produced materials: catalogue, invitation and sticker

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Cover - Dust jacket (off-set)

education
2005

Client: ESAD.Cr - Comunicar Design

A workshop dedicated to issues regarding intellectual property, copyright, fair use, creative commons, culture jamming, sampling and appropriation. Loosely based on a text by David Reinfurt where the 4 directives of open source are proposed for reviving extinguished dot-com company logos.

Produção: Comunicar Design (Cristiana Pena)

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Copy Left or Right - by Lara Esse

self-publishing
2007

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.

Darragh Reeves (UK), Patrick Jolley and Reynold Reynolds (US), Peter Wiehl (US), Lutz Mommartz (DE)

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

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Poster - Daragh Reeves

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

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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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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self-publishing
2008

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 Smith (UK), Charlemagne Palestine (US), Craig Baldwin and Negativland (US), R.Steevie Moore (US)(, John Behrens (US), Joel Singer (US), Vasco Lucena (PT),

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

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Poster - John Smith

editorial
2006

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
with Francisca Mendonça and Mafalda Anjos

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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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graphic design
2008

Client: Galeria zdb

Marcel.lí Antúnez is one of the main figures behind the Catalan la Fura Dels Baus performance troupe, as well as, in his own right, a performer, a total artist, a manipulator of flesh-made men and post-organic machines, himself transformed into a kind of freakish King of Spades and a two-headed beast.

Art director and graphic designer: António Silveira Gomes

Produced materials: invitation and poster

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self-publishing
2004

Client: António Silveira Gomes

Part of an experimental thesis project made during a post-graduation course at FA-UTL. “Pão” is bread in portuguese. By working with wall-newspapers, confectionery wrapping paper, cultural probes and pervasive computing concepts we tried to create a locally based publication that fed information about cultural habits in a popular Lisbon neighbourhood. This example shows amounts of alcohol consumption and Utopian floor plans.

Prototype:
Graphic Design and Research:
António Silveira Gomes
Acknowledgements: Monica Mendes, José Brandão and Tereza O. Cabral.
Screenprinting: Mike Goes West

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wall-newspaper - overprinted

graphic design
2011

Client: MNAC - Museu do Chiado
Translation not available
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Client: ICAM

Campaign for the Portuguese Itinerating Cinema Program. The image previously created for the promotion of Portuguese cinema was merged with that of a Portugal’s road map, bringing to the fore the notion of the mobility of this program.

Art director and graphic designer: António Silveira Gomes
Project manager:
Cláudia Castelo
Graphic designer:
Marco Balesteros

Produced materials: poster

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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