Sunday, March 27, 2011

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Lights, Colours, Movement

Bibio - 'Excuses' music video (taken from forthcoming new album 'Mind Bokeh')

Monday, March 21, 2011

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Printing a Book, 1947

For instance... : )

example of sentence to LETRA&MÚSICA

Tipografia Damasceno by Rita Mendes

Tipografia Damasceno from RitaMendes on Vimeo.

Letra&Música first draft

This is the first draft of the poster to promote a workshop on typography and music.
The dates are only hypothetical.

Letra means lyrics but also letter in portuguese.
Música means music. Letra e Música it's the way we invoke the author of lyrics and music at the same time.

The idea is to use the wrapping paper from the record shop Quebra Orelha (my client) and invite artists to intervene on it, by printing a sentence they consider to be interesting about the state of the music industry nowadays.
Techniques might vary from print using wood type and a press to collage, etc.

The workshop would also promote discussions about the present role of the visual artist in the music industry.

I am going to invite visual artist that are also musicians (or the other way around).
The list is coming up now only with local people from Coimbra, but it might be interesting to open the circle.

The space in Coimbra where this is going to happen it's a gallery called CAPC, Círculo de Artes Plásticas de Coimbra. Visual Arts Circle of Coimbra, non-profit organization, founded in 1958. Carlos Antunes, from Atelier do Corvo (arquitects) is now in charge of the gallery. He is welcoming this project very well and I will get all the support I need, keeping it very low budget.

For this workshop I'm trying to get in touch with a local letterpress, Tipografia Damasceno, that possess a huge collection of wood and metal type, somewhere out of Coimbra in a warehouse.
Paul Hardman posted on his blog about them last year:

They might also give us information about how to acquire a press.
Both me and FBA.'s creative director João Bicker want to have a press for ourselves so we can produce letterpress work.

This is a graphic design studio where I worked for 5 years.
They want to collaborate with me on this project.


After the workshop CAPC gallery will exhibit the "posters".

I'm planing on recording this event to produce a small video that would be projected on the windows of the gallery during the exhibition.


The same project can be made in London either on the New Gallery or on the final show.

Hanging music on the wall

The Vinyl Factory Concept Store

The Vinyl Factory, creators of limited edition vinyl music and art packages for the likes of Grace Jones, Massive Attack, and Hot Chip amongst others, has opened a temporary pop-up store in the Front Room at St Martins Lane Hotel in London to showcase its wares...

The shop will be open for three months (until May 29), and will host exhibitions of new works, plus sell the previous editions produced by The Vinyl Factory since 2008. According to the press info, the intention is for the space to "become a homage to records and the relationship between music and art, celebrating the unique, the tangible and the rare in an age of rapid digital consumption".

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Re-pressing Marco Paulo

A very famous portuguese pimba singer (pimba = bad pop), Marco Paulo.
By sal

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Big Brother is no longer watching you.
You are watching everyone and everyone is watching you.

(as seen on the street on a Carnaval night in Coimbra)