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RUI LOURENÇO

PORTFOLIO

2011


Manifesto A self-initiated project. Through these last years while studying at

university i have seen a lot of “manifestos”, together with a considerable ammount of people speaking about design; everybody having an opinion about everything, telling one thousand theories; being tired a bit of all these things, i decided to make my own “manifesto”, which i tried to make look like a big irony. My ideas about design are still very green, i see myself constantly learning and constantly understanding that i was wrong; everyday i see new things and new approaches which make me question and doubt things i was so sure before; this “manifesto” shows all these contradictions, its hard to read at times, quite messy, sometimes it should be read on horizontal, other times in vertical, a little bit like i feel towards design right now,m confused but enthusiastic, or i could even say, happy to be confused.

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PORTFOLIO

MANIFESTO

2011


Ursula In this school work teachers asked us to imagine some farm and create all the associated image for it. We were asked to make bottles of wine and other products at our choice aswell, editorial sutff to go along with it. I remembered about the Gabriel Garcia Marquez book “One Hundred Years of Solitude” and decided to use as an inspiration. I gave the farm the name of its main character “Ursula” and placed it in Colombia. For each product i gave the name of a book character, this way each product reflects an unique personality and identity that i associated with the character, creating this way a parallel with the story. Given the fantasy and exotic atmosphere present through the book i opted for vibrant colors and very raw typography.

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PORTFOLIO

URSULA

2011


The Trial This is a school work where it was asked to us to pick a random book and change it graphically. I chose the Franz Kafka’s book, The Trial. I have read that book some years ago and i remember the deep impression it left on me. There were times during my lecture, that i felt somehow breathless; everything was confusing and messy, there was no space to move, no space to think; more i approached the ending more i felt my head like spinning. I tried to translate these impressions to this work through the use of condensed typography to reinforce the idea of asphyxia, eveyy letter is very close to an each other, theres not too much space for anything; as the book progresses the typographic compositions become more and more caothic, just like the story itself.

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THE TRIAL

2011


Nobel Covers School project. It was asked the creation of three book covers which would be part of a collection of Nobel prize winners. I wanted to build some line of continuity between them; they all share simillar typographic constructions and for each other i used a different graphic element and color associated with the book itself.

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NOBEL COVERS

2011


Budapest Memories This is a self project that i made during my six

month stay in Budapest. I was somehow a little bit disapointed with my school there but the city itself proved to be an endless source of inspiration. I felt the need after some time there to write my thoughts, sensations , memories; when i had already a good ammount of texts i decided to put all together with some photos i have taken during that time aswell and make this kind of diary. Being it a personal project i wanted every page to reflect the spirit of these words i had written there. I opted to use only the color cyan, to give a cold, nostalgic feeling to the book. Sometimes some typographic constructions seem more wild and confusing and i did it with the exact propose of show the confusion of my texts.

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BUDAPEST MEMORIES

2011


07.53 / 12.58 Self iniated project. During two days i placed a camera inside my room and took photos of my streets at different times, while writting my thoughts at those exact moments. Often i see myself, while being alone at my room, going to my window and look the street, the people walking, the car lights; it happens aswell that while watching all this i suddenly start thinking other things, to a point that i even forget what im looking at. I tried to transfer this idea to this book, sometimes some of these thoughts have no evident connection with the photos, but its interesting to notice how some little details in my view lead me to some unexpected thoughts.

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07.53 / 12.58

2011


1912 This is the first part of a series of Franz Kafka diaries written between 1912 and 1918. This self project aims to recreate Kafka´s surrealistic and confusing narrative structure through the way text is presented. As the reader goes on, the lecture starts getting harder and harder. In conclusion the main point about this book is to make the one who reads feel all the madness of the narrative not by integrally reading it but more with trying to do so. Nowadays with the emergence of the ebooks i wanted to catch the reader's attention to the beauty that is to read a real book;touch the paper,its texture, its volume; its not only about the story, its also about the way it appears to us, its own typography, its constructions.

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1912

2011


Forma Magazine This is a group project and its basically a magazine directed to the students of ESAD.CR, a school of arts and design, in Caldas da Rainha, Portugal.The magazine is the result of a collective effort, with the articles and photos being made by students and teachers from the school.

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FORMA MAGAZINE

2011


Os Jardins

This is a school project where the teacher asked us to pick up the story "The Garden of Forking Paths" from Jorge Luis Borges and recreate it. We could use any format, video, performance, book, illustration. I opted to remain with the book format, trying to show somehow that it was possible to do something different and not necessarily changing the format. The story itself can be read in multiple ways so i based my project in this idea. Theres this old game of telling a secret to someone and then this person tells to other and then to other and when the secret comes to the first person again its something completely different; i remembered about that and tried to do the same in this book; i picked up the original story and then made a second book with the original being slightly changed,then picked this second book and made a third one, changing even more. I had a lot of fun doing this, basically after doing the first indesign file, i copied it and changed it, then made a second copy and changed again. I wanted the second book to be more confusing than the first one, and the third one even more; like the old game of telling a secret, the third book has a totally different story than the first, and this meets the story's original intention, giving multiple ways of reading it.

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OS JARDINS

2011


Centro de Artes School project which asked us to elaborate the corporative image for the Centro de Artes de Caldas da Rainha, a group of museums dedicated to mainly portuguese sculpture in the twentieth century. I created the main logotype being inspired with the act of sculping, where we usually begin with some solid shape like a rock and then slowly we start building some form. The final form of the logo is very heavy, just like the sculptures in this museum. Another characteristic its the versatility; being such a bold shape it can be used with any kind of color, image inside or without typography.

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PORTFOLIO

CENTRO DE ARTES

2011


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