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Don’t miss out on the opportunity to visit this visually enticing, alternative history of graphic design of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Abstract films, Dadaist book covers, propaganda posters, Futurist magazines, screensavers, music videoclips and much, much more.

Daily at Museu Colecção Berardo until 29 November ‘09.
If you are looking for a more indepth look, sign on to our guided tours.
Visiting with kids? Check out the Family workshops on weekends!

More info on Quick, Quick, Slow



The long awaited Quick Quick Slow publication is now on sale for €25 - find a copy at -

1 - The Exhibition Venue - Berardo Museum in Belem
2 - EXD’09 Exhibition venues
3 - The EXD’09 Lounging Space




Offering an alternative history of graphic design in the 20th and 21st century, the publication is structured around the chronology and theme of the exhibition, with texts by the curator Emily King. It is illustrated with iconic images of Western visual culture, from FT Marinetti and Portugal Futurista magazine, to works that marked the last decades, such as Peter Saville, Paul Elliman, Edward Fella and Irma Boom.

Quick, Quick, Slow is a bespoke publication designed by Frith Kerr (Studio Frith) having created a new font for it, inspired by the graphic representation of movement and the passage of time.




While the team is busy installing the Quick Quick Slow exhibition - we thought an introduction to the exhibition venue may be of interest to EXD’09 visitors - especially those from out of town.


One of the most highly regarded private contemporary art collections in Europe today, the Berardo Collection Museum is named after its founder, Portuguese businessman Joe Berardo. The Museum opened in 2006 and displays selections of its 862 works of art, in a rotation between the several themes that compose the collection. It occupies the exhibition centre of Centro Cultural de Belém.

Located in a symbolic area of the city, Centro Cultural de Belém was designed by the Italian architect Vittorio Gregotti in collaboration with the Portuguese architect Manuel Salgado and was built to house the Portuguese presidency of the European Union in 1992. Open to the public since 1993, the CCB is now a vast cultural centre with a seasonal programme of performing arts’ shows, lectures and educational activities. It features several facilities and is located in an architecture compound doted with gardens, lakes and immense public areas.


EXD’09 exhibition - Quick Quick Slow will feature the Peter Bil’ak’s DanceWriter - which was initially released as a utility on his website Typotheque, a combined foundry and design studio. The programme allows you to type as fast as you like, while the dancer, a member of the Netherlands Dance Theater, makes letters in his/her own time.

Here are some images from the new shoot -










Video shoot ‘Dance Writer’ for an installation at Experimenta 2009, Lisbon. Dance: Valentina Scaglia, Video: Taco Zwaanswijk, Programming: Bart van der Ploeg & Edwin de Kooning (Resolume), Choreography Lukas Timulak, Concept & Photo: Peter Bilak

Original Dancewriter is here:


Emily King and Frith Kerr visited Lisbon last week for meetings with EXD and the Berardo Museum for the Exhibition Quick Quick Slow…

Emily King & Frith Kerr at the Berardo Museum in Lisbon

Emily King & Frith Kerr at the Berardo Museum in Lisbon

Emily :

I have had a great time in Lisbon, both working with the Experimenta team and making new friends from the art and design communities. There have been lots of nice relaxed meals and drinks around Barrio Alto, and we hope for lots more!

In terms of working for the Museum, it has been exciting to operate at the scale allowed by their enormous galleries. I was inspired by the sweep of rooms I was shown at the first meeting to embark on constructing a substantial history of graphic design. Also, it is a fabulous opportunity to  partner with an institution that is able to negotiate loans of important historic material, Futurist typography, Dada journals and so on, from museums like the Pompidou and the Wolfsonian. I have never been able to function on this kind of physical and historical scale before, and, while it is a little daunting, it is also a fantastic opportunity.