Reza Abedini (IR)(b. 1967, Tehran) Iranian graphic designer graduate from School of Fine Arts in 1985 and bachelor of arts in Painting from Tehran Art University in 1992. Founded the Reza Abedini Studio in Tehran in 1993. He is a professor at American University of Beirut, Lebanon and at Tehran University. His work on modern persian typography, that combines contemporary and traditional themes, has an unique style and is recognized internationally. Adebini has been awarded several international prizes, like the Principal Prince Claus Award in 2006. He is a member of the Iranian Designers Society (IGDS) since 1997, and of the Alliance Graphique Internationale (AGI) since 2001.
Ricardo Leite (PT)(b. 1985, Porto) Graduate in Communication Design from ESAD Matosinhos in 2008 and Master of Digital Media Design from Elisava, Barcelona in 2009. He started his professional journey at the JuntosOtraVez studio. He lived in Barcelona for 5 years, where he collaborated with Twopoints and Martino&Jana. In 2012, he joined the Joost Grootens studio in Amsterdam. He has founded and currently runs the multidisciplinary studio ‘Classroom’, with designer João Santos, at the ‘Hendrik de KeyserSchool’ in Amsterdam. He has also founded BPBD - Best Portuguese Book Designs and the Wild Research Club, where he works as designer.
Rida Abbasi (PK)Graphic designer who views design as a trigger for experience and combines this philosophy with a conceptual approach, resulting in work that explores the relationship between science, nature and the unknown. In early 2015, she completed a design internship with Mirko Ilić in New York. Her main influences include Metastazis (Valnoir), Aubrey Beardsley, and Carl Sagan. Her work has been published in various magazines and books in the Asia-Pacific and North American regions. Currently, she lives and works in Melbourne, Australia.
Rita Gomes Ferrão (PT)Collaborative Researcher at the Instituto de História da Arte FCSH-UNL, she graduated in Painting from Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade de Lisboa, with a diploma in Advanced Studies in Contemporary Art History from FCSH-UNL. She was Françoise Schein’s assistant, between 1996 and 1999, having worked in projects for Viúva Lamego, Lisbon, and Aleluia, Aveiro, two ceramic factories. She collaborated with Thierry Groensteen in La Mercerie: une folie charentaise (2013), with the Design Português collection (2015) and with the Documentary Department of RTP, among others. She authored Hansi Staël: Cerâmica, modernidade e tradição (2014) and Querubim Lapa: Primeira Obra cerâmica 1954-1974 (2015), having curated the exhibitions under the same name. She dedicates herself to the study of the 20th century portuguese ceramic production, and she is also responsible for the online page, Cerâmica Modernista em Portugal.
Rui Abreu (PT)(b. Porto) Graduated in communication design at Faculdade de Belas Artes do Porto, in 2003. As a student, he made his first attempts at typographic drawing, having released his first typeface in 2006. In 2008, he launched the r-typography.com website, a showcase of his typographic work. Since 2009, Rui Abreu has published his work both independently and with swedish foundry Fountain. International recognition for his work includes prizes awarded by TDC and Atypi.