Propósito / Purpose
2018320 × 240 mmClient: Ricardo Nicolau
Propósito / Purpose is a collection edited by Ricardo Nicolau. It was awarded with a Honourable Mention in Portuguese Best Book Design in 2018.Each book is a limited numbered edition of 100.
170 × 230 mm
Client: Ricardo Nicolau
This book is an perpetual interview by Ricardo Nicolau to Ana Jotta. This interview never gives the reader the answers by Jotta, but it presents all the questions Nicolau has been making her during the years, in several languages.
The book page is organised in two columns. The one in left presents the text in Portuguese, and the one in the right, the text either in Spanish, French or in English — they run one after the other.
It is a limited numbered edition of 100 books.
Cabine de Escalas
Client: Câmara Municipal do Porto
Cabine de Escalas is a stand for small publishers at Feira do Livro do Porto.
Client: Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
Moer is a book by Ana Jotta and Ricardo Valentim that was published by Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.It was published on occasion of the exhibition they curated for Project Space at the Museum. The layout departs from the guidelines of the Series, Cultura Portuguesa, published by the Foundation, by Sebastião Rodrigues.
O Ontem Morreu Hoje, O Hoje Morre Amanhã
230 × 305 mm
Catalogue for the exhibition curated by Carla Filipe and Ulrich Loock at Galeria Municipal, Porto.Like in the show, Filipe used the pages as the exhibition space, intervening on the book.The views of the exhibition are printed in black, occupying full pages.
2018 & 19
1750 × 1200 mm
Shuttle is a internationalisation support programme for artists of Porto Municipality.
The identity of the program was designed from the idea of the Shuttle as a ticket for internationalisation of art projects of Porto.
W/ Tiago Carneiro
Client: Cinema Trindade
Logo for Cinema Trindade, which reopened in 2016.
História da Falta / Leaves of Absence
170 × 230 mmClient: Andreia Santana
Leaves of Absence was the book published by Andreia Santana during her exhibition at Serralves Museum. Santana won the Novo Banco Revelação Award, a prize for young artists that work with photography. Tiago Carneiro and I designed the prize publication and Andreia asked us to design a small publication for there, that not only presented the work that was in the exhibition, but also part of the process that resulted in the exhibition.
Novo Banco Revelação 2017
215 × 310 mmClient: Museum of Contemporary Art — Serralves
This catalogue was designed for the Novo Banco Revelação Award organised by Serralves Museum.
240 × 320 mmClient: Museum of Contemporary Art — Serralves
This catalogue was designed for the exhibition of Silvestre Pestana at Serralves Museum.
Incerteza Viva / Live Uncertainty
170 × 230 mmClient: Museum of Contemporary Art — Serralves
This exhibition was presented at the Museum and at the Museum's park. For the presentation at the park, it was commissioned 5 temporary pavilions.For the catalogue, it was important to present it as a guide to the exhibition, establishing which pieces were installed at the park and at the museum and represent the temporary pavilions in the publication.
110 × 210 mmClient: Isabel Carvalho
Leonorana is a magazine edited by Isabel Carvalho. Every number has a different theme; the first one of about Diets and the second one about Families
Posters for Pavilhão de Exposições
Client: Faculty of Fine Arts of University of Porto
Do it is a project by Hans Ulrich Obrist. In 2017, the Faculty of Fine Arts hosted an interaction of the show. The exhibition presents works that are done locally, following instructions of the artists compiled by do it.
I was responsible to make the identity of the show, but I also had an instruction to follow: Louise Bourgeois — When you are walking, stop and smile at a stranger. As the posters would be on the street, I designed them with this instruction, in Portuguese and in English.
Design da Cultura / Cultura do Design
W/ Luís Pinto Nunes
In 2016, Luís Pinto Nunes and I were invited to curate and design the exhibition that presented all graphic work commissioned by the Cultural Sector of Porto Municipality in 2015. The exhibition took place at the building of Porto Municipality.
Most of the work present was printed matter — big format posters, leaflets and books. One of the main challenges was how to present the posters. We decided to hang them on a light structure and create a circuit, organising the posters by areas, based on a cloud scheme, placed on the bottom of each. This wood block presented the information about the project and the team that designed it.
The poster was based on the idea of circuit, and it represents each area on the exhibition.
Quem te Ensinou? —Ninguém
Exhibition design for Quem te ensinou? —Ninguém. This exhibition presented the process of Elvira Leite, that during the years after the 1974 revolution in Portugal, developed a social project with the kids of a very poor neighbourhood in Porto.
Assisted by Mariana Marques and Vincent Hehle
Technical Unconscious was an exhibition in the old complex of the Masons Cooperative in Porto.
As it was presented on every building of the complex, it was designed a map and it each building had it own.
To create contrast between the stone in the buildings, we use big wooden boards.
Futuro Não Futuro
Futuro Não Futuro was the final show of the Faculty of Fine Arts of University of Porto at Palacete Pinto Leite, in Porto.
In 2013, Portugal was at the height of the economic crisis. Many young qualified people were moving out of the country in search of a better life, leaving behind unemployment and under payment.
The identity of the show was based on that. Using a pink that would ironize this situation, while using different punctuation in order to create new meanings with the title — Future No Future.
The catalogue maintained this idea, this time as a pink block.
Trampolim was the 2013 final show at the Faculty of Fine Arts of University of Porto.
Using the spiral staircase of the building where it took place, that is was designed by Manuel Fernandes de Sá in the 50s, that resembles a trampoline, the identity was based on the building itself.
João Drumond and Horácio Frutuoso invited me to Y, a collective show with young artists and designers.
I proposed them to work with the idea of representation and its relationship with the social media.
#fomo pretend to question, in this pos-digital era, what is identity and how it is built, as a self reflexive exercise.