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Portuguese packaging O melhor do Ribatejo

Posted by rod - 14.04.2015

 Portuguese packaging O melhor do Ribatejo

O melhor do Ribatejo is a company located in Portugal which selects the best products in the region.  The packaging design harness the regions unique characteristics through the very people who live in Ribatejo.

“The best of Ribatejo was created with the aim of promoting Ribatejo, a region in the centre of Portugal with unique culture and distinctive traditions.”

“the people from Ribatejo, they have unique characteristics and a very strong personality. They are the image of our products and brand.”

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Lisbon tile trader Cortiço & Netos’ contribution to Portugal’s identity

Posted by rod - 03.02.2015

Lisbon tile trader Cortiço & Netos’ contribution to Portugal’s identity

 

 

Tiles have been part of Portugal’s identity from hundreds of years. You will see them everywhere when wondering though the streets of Lisbon. From colourful patterns to full blown blue and white images (Azulejo) that tell a story.

In 1976 Joaquim José Cortiço founded Cortiço & Netos whose primary goal was the preservation of the Portuguese industrial tile. The company gathered, stored and sold countries Portuguese ceramic tiles. Now the business is run by four brothers who inherited the business from their grandfather Joaquim. The brothers have now opened a new store in Lisbon’s historic Mouraria district where they display Joaquim’s 30-year old collection, which features discontinued lines from the 1960s up to present day.

 

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New identity for the city of Porto

Posted by rod - 21.10.2014

New identity for the city of Porto

Last week I featured the Porto city identity proposal from Atelier Martino&Jaña. Unfortunately it only stayed at a proposal because the White Studio won the pitch for creating the new identity for the city of Porto.

The city of Porto and the city Hall needed a visual system, a visual identity that could organise and simplify communication with the citizens and could at the same time define a clear hierarchy.

 

 

That city could never be an empty entity, or a mere geographic location, restrained by physical boundaries. It is filled with life, with character, with icons and symbols, with habits and ways of living, with landmarks, landscapes and a very particular horizon. It could not be summed up in a few buildings. It is alive, and its identity shouldn’t be fixed or closed. It needed to breathe and grow every day.

 Ancient, Very Noble, Always Loyal, Undefeated City of Porto.

Porto has always been a very passionate city. It has a scale that allows for a relationship of proximity. Here we feel cozy, we feel at home. We develop a feeling a ownership with every landmark, with every street. The city is ours. And with each step we recognize its accent and its attitude.

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The cause is the city. The cause is Porto.

This idea of ownership felt very important for us. This unique home that each one of us finds in the city needed to be represent. Everyone should have their own Porto.

With this idea in mind, one of our first tasks was to understand how others view the city, and what comes out of that observation. It’s obvious and even cliché to identify the big icons like Torre dos Clérigos, Casa da Música, Ribeira, Fundação Serralves, the river. These icons go from the incredible gastronomy to the unmistakable accent of the north of Portugal. The Port wine, the São João festivities, the old and the contemporary, the landmarks and the familiar, the list of “Portos” continues.

For each citizen Porto represents a different thing. If you ask someone “What is your Porto?” the number of answers is endless. We felt like we needed to give each citizen their own Porto. We needed to show all the cities that exist in this one territory.

Thus it became clear to us that Porto needed to be much more than a single icon, much more than a single logo. It needed complexity. It needed life. It needed stories. It needed personality.

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Porto is a city with a strong personality. It has a recognizable attitude that is unmistakably ours. So living along the network of symbols, we needed a brand with a clear message, one that summed up our identity.

The word was enough. In a simple direct affirmation of who we are and what we are. Nothing else but Porto. The city is undisputed, unavoidable, incomparable. It’s Porto.

In the word, in the dot, we visualize the orality of the city. As if the attitude of Porto was just waiting to be revealed. It is the blunt affirmation of what we are.

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Porto city identity proposal

Posted by rod - 14.10.2014

In June 2014 Atelier Martino&Jaña where invited along with two other studios to create a new city identity for the city of Porto in Portugal. The challenge was that the design studio only had 18 days to complete this colossal task. Despite the short deadline the team responded to the opportunity with great enthusiasm and motivation.

“We’re very passionate about Porto – it’s our hometown and the place where we truly belong. Secondly, because we believe that design is capable of making a much stronger and more intelligent contribution to the city. We believe that visual communication can surpass the sometimes expected aesthetics of branding, and that it has the capacity to help create and to frame dialogue, acting as a mediator between a city and its inhabitants.”

Atelier Martino&Jaña approached the project by looking at the cities history. The city of Porto dates back to the Bronze Age, and has been a key location throughout the history of Portugal.

Deep into our development of the concept it became clear to us that our exploration extended beyond the specific goal of creating an identity for Porto. It inevitably involved asking in what ways is was possible for visual communication to reflect and represent a city – any city.
We had embarked on a journey – a journey that implied more than choosing what vehicle to use – but thinking about the very nature of transportation.

That questioning led us to a philosophy – how we understand identity. In turn the philosophy suggested a methodology – how we have chosen to assemble the visual components for an identity by creating a graphic vocabulary.
Finally, the strategy – how we propose to use that vocabulary.

Those three elements: philosophy, methodology and strategy, form the basis of our approach.

Our idea of a visual vocabulary consists of a rich and diverse graphic lexicon that can be expanded and used in a diverse number of ways. It deliberately embodies a degree of abstractness. It forms the basis of the identity, and addresses all the constituent parts of the city.

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Even though both types of communication resort to the same visual vocabulary, whenever the City Hall communicates, its graphic mark displays an organized layout framed by a shield protecting the city core. On the other hand, whenever the City of Portocommunicates, its identity no longer displays the shield, and can resort to a dynamic and multicolor composition system.

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Lisbon Travel Guide illustrations by Philip Kennedy

Posted by rod - 26.06.2013

I’m a fan of beautifully designed, independent travel guides. Scottish based designer, illustrator and writer Philip Kennedy wrote and illustrated this Lisbon Travel Guide which was released under the Field Trips. Philip spent six months exploring the Portuguese capital, investigating the city’s food, history and landmarks. Not only does the guide include charming illustrations but also contains tips on getting around, advice on what to see and do. Get your copy here.

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Portuguese travel posters by Rui Ricardo

Posted by rod - 11.02.2013

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Check out these awesome Portuguese travel posters by local illustrator Rui Ricardo. His posters are vintage inspired and showcase some of Portugal’s iconic icons, such as the vintage Lisboa tram, the narrow buildings of Porto and the Arco da porta nova in Braga. Each of the posters and many more can be bought on artflakes.

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Global blue country and city guide Portugal

Posted by rod - 26.12.2012

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A few weeks ago I featured the Global blue country and city guide Austria cover designs, which were received well by the CreativeRoots community. Today I would like to introduce the Global blue country and city guide Portugal cover designs. Each cover is beautifully design and features something unique about Portugal, such as its luxurious soaps or its heritage tiles. Images via flickr

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Nandos – Can you speak Portuguese-ish

Posted by rod - 10.02.2012

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So do you speak Portugues-ish? South African design agency Radio created the illustrations for Nando’s international campaign book. The book features a map of Portugal and other cool prominent cities with their iconic architecture. The book is a guide to Nandos franchises and explains how different media should be applied.

If you like cool map designs you should check out Radio’s Provinces of South Africa maps.

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Portuguese heritage sideboard

Posted by rod - 12.01.2012

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Boco do Lobo designed a limited edition heritage sideboard which tells the Portuguese history though its hand painted tiles. Each layer tells a different story and is inspired by Portuguese periods, from historic buildings, people to old collages. The inside of the sideboard is coated with gold.

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Olive oil tasting experience

Posted by rod - 09.05.2011

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Think Global Tast Local (TGTL) commissioned 3 young illustrators from Italy, Spain and Portugal to illustrate the 3 limited edition extra virgin olive oil cans. The main goal was to create an olive oil tasting experience. The Portuguese Oil is designed by the Portuguese artist Mário Belém, the Spanish one is illustrated by Mar Hernández from Spain and the Italian one by Mauro de Donattis from Italy.

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Portugal – Knack weekend magazine

Posted by rod - 04.08.2010

Portugal by Khuan Cavemen Co for Knack Weekend magazine.

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Coat of arms of Portugal

Posted by rod - 03.04.2010

Created 1991 along with the republican flag of Portugal. The emblem is a result of almost a millennium of modifications and alterations.

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Azulejo

Posted by rod - 09.03.2010

The Azulejo refers to a typical form of Portuguese or Spanish painted, tin glazed, ceramic tilework, They have become a classic feature of Portuguese culture, manifesting without interruption during five centuries consecutive trend in art. They are also a tradition in former Portuguese and Spanish colonies in Latin America. Whenever visiting Portugal, azulejos are to be found at churches, palaces, train stations etc. For more info on the history head over to Wikipedia images via discoveroporto, travel-in-portugal,

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Turismo de Portugal

Posted by rod - 05.08.2009

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TAP Portugal

Posted by rod - 14.04.2009

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Web design by todayissunday.com thanks for the tip http://www.foan82.com

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