To celebrate Júlio Resende’s centenary of birth, one of the most emblematic Portuguese painters of the 20th century, Omdesign created and produced the book “Fotobiografia Júlio Resende (1917-2011)”. It is a unique edition, with approximately 300 pages, that aims to pay tribute to the artist, as well as to portray his life and works.
Inspired by the drawings, paintings, photos and thoughts of Júlio Resende, this photobiography has a minimalist layout, enriched by the artist’s works. Following a chronologic timeline that illustrates the complementarity between the master’s life and job, among 1917 and 2011, this book allows us to come closer to the intimacy of Resende’s look, to his lessons and promotes, simultaneously, the drawing as a way of thinking and seeing the world.
To Omdesign, the biggest challenge was to create this unique work of great artistic-cultural emphasis, written in life by the author, able to faithfully mirror and perpetuate his character as artist.