Client: Museu do Chiado

Movement and optics. These were the key-concepts taken from Kinetic Art. The catalogue’s cover has an engraving in holographic film, which forces you to rotate the book in order to read the title; diverse papers were used, creating tactile transitions for each concept chapter; a typographic interpretation of the Manifesto Jaune, Kinetic Art’s own manifesto, was done in an “almost” facsimile which forced the reader to turn it around in all directions in order to read it; lastly, the grid, the format and the very proportions were elaborated according to a reinterpretation of the principles set by Karl Gerstner (one of the artists represented by the exhibition).

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

Produced materials: catalogue, invitation and exhibition signs

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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

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
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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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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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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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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graphic design
2007

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

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Box/cover

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)

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

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: 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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graphic design
2007

Client: Galeria zdb

Graphic design for the exhibition of the French collective Société Realiste, which presents itself as a sort of trend agency, producing art pieces under that banner.

Curator: Natxo Checa
Artists: Ferenc Gróf and Jean-Baptiste Naudy
Art direction and graphic design: António Silveira Gomes
Graphic designer: Sílvia Prudêncio

Produced materials: programme and invitations

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graphic design
2007

Client: Transforma

A programming structure for permanently redefined contemporary art. The collage of several posters and other graphic materials from Transforma, in a style reminiscent of the New Realists, was a way to re-employ its own visual patrimony to present the new definition of the space.

Art director and designer: António Silveira Gomes (design) and Cláudia Castelo (project manager)
Graphic designer: Silvia Prudêncio

Produced materials
: poster

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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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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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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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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
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
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
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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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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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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oversize design
2005

Client: Câmara Municipal de Lisboa
Translation not available
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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

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

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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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

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
2004

Client: ZDB muzique

Poster for the 10th anniversary of zdb muzique. The lettering was done with Letraset p203 (for electrical engineering). The lineup included Xiu Xiu, Electronicat and Miss le Bomb.

Graphic design: António Silveira Gomes

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graphic design
2004

Client: ZDB muzique

Ads for the Lisbon guidebook, using tree-like and a 17th century Gothic architecture-like style. Presenting Patrícia Portela twin shows Flatland I and Flatland II.

Graphic design: António Silveira Gomes

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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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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

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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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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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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