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In the last decades, the neighborhood of Miguel Bombarda, popularly known as "Porto's Art District", became a point of convergence for artists from various fields. It began with a few art galleries in the 90`s, after which everything changed. Today, it`s part of the daily life of Porto and fills with people for the Simultaneous Openings Event, six times a year. As the graphic design project manager since 2007, Ana Alves da Silva, aimed to present Miguel Bombarda neighborhood identity - Who is Miguel Bombarda?
These is a series of six outdoor posters in which we pay tribute to local artists and present their artwork in our design. Six events, six outdoor posters, six local artists. The outdoor poster as a blank paper sheet and the city transformed into an outdoor gallery.
Production: Porto Lazer / CMP - http://www.portolazer.pt/
In these series of posters, designed during the six editions of 2018, we pay tribute to local artists and present their work in our posters, six events, six muppie posters, six local artists. The muppie poster as a blank paper sheet and the city transformed into an outdoor gallery.
The approach is a combination of simple graphics, swiss grid system, bold shiny colors and photography.
All the posters present a subliminal and hidden design message from "the street belongs to the people", through transsexuality, feminist content or multiculturalism.
All the photographs were taken in places around Miguel Bombarda block. The local artists selected live and work in the neighborhood.
Photo by: Paulo Cunha Martins - www.paulocunhamartins.com
We recognize the importance and value of community-engaged, art and design for a social change and community building through the arts.
This series of posters had a very positive acceptance by the public (locals and non locals) in a way that viewers had a sense of belonging. People felt as part of the group, of the local community, and wanted to join in the event and its graphic supports.