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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graphic design
1998

Free-style graphic design for a cool jazz bar in Lisbon.

Graphic Design: Nuno Horta Santos, José Albergaria, António Silveira Gomes, Marinka Reuten.

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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: 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
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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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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graphic design
2000

Client: Galeria zdb

The very first incursion of Zé dos Bois into the wonderful world of Super8 with the usual suspects: Manuel Henriques, Ricardo Matos Cabo, Paulo Abreu, Edgar Pêra, Vítor Silva, Laurent Simões, David Pfluger and others. The auteur sessions were held at Clahariz’ own porn-spot, Cine Paraíso, with Major Eléctrico, Nuno Rosa and Space Boys doling out the soundtrack for the mute films. At Zé dos Bois itself, the inevitable swill of home films, porn and whatever was washed onto the shore.

Graphic design: António Silveira Gomes and Nuno Horta Santos

Produced materials: poster

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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

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
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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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
2001

Client: Galeria zdb

French Invasions, Part II. After a first exhibition at the Zé dos Bois gallery by a group of French artists, this second wave occupied the bulky building from a XVII century prison cum fish conserves manufacturer in the area of Santos, Lisbon. This became at one time the exhibition space, the artists’ residency and clubhouse. The graphic project reflects this experience: an art and life orgy.

Curator: ZDB (Francisca Bagulho)
Artists: Delphine Reist, Sébastien Perroud, Laurent Faulon, Matttia Denisse, Gaelle Rouarda + Etienne Caire, Anne Julie Rollet + Mathieu Werchowski
Graphic design: António Silveira Gomes and Nuno Horta Santos

Produced materials: posters and catalogue

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self-publishing
2001

Client: Galeria zdb

Assorted flyers and promotional material for ZDB – Galeria Zé dos Bois.

Graphic Design: Nuno Horta Santos, José Albergaria, António Silveira Gomes

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graphic design
2001

Client: Yerba Buena Center for the Arts - San Francisco, USA

This is an agency for the support of legal migration, inviting American citizens to embark in the Portuguese Dream. This was an artistic intervention done in partnership with Zé dos Bois gallery for the exhibition “After the Carnations” at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. The produced form, that people had to fill out, aimed to gather curricular information on the interested party, and acted at the same time as a satire to the kind of questionnaires that non-US citizens are asked to fill out when they enter the country. This project was presented in the summer of 2001, in San Francisco, a few weeks before 9/11.

Authorship: Zé dos Bois and barbara says

Produced materials: form, stickers and logo

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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
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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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
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
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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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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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

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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oversize design
2005

Client: Câmara Municipal de Lisboa
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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

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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