( e )   INFO 10.AUG.2011

55 international graphic designers draw the maps to their creative process

As part of the Welcome exhibition cycle in Lisbon’s Palácio Quintela, experimentadesign showcases, starting August 18, a selection of 64 posters by acclaimed graphic designers, members of AGI — Alliance Graphique Internationale.

The exhibition, titled “Cartografias do Processo” (Mapping the Process), seeks to illuminate the creative process of four generations of graphic designers, with participants as Marian Bantjes, Peter Bil’ak, Javier Mariscal, Paula Scher and Seymour Chwast. It will present, for the first time, Nick Bell’s series of ten posters in their interactive, originally intended form.

The works displayed are part of a group of 80 posters developed during the AGI Open 2010 — Process is the Project, which was the first AGI symposium to take place in Portugal. The full range of posters is collected in the exhibition catalogue, an acclaimed volume now hard to find in the commercial circuit, which will be available at Palácio Quintela for perusal and purchase.

Curated by Portuguese graphic design studio R2 with architect André Tavares, this travelling exhibition was organized by AGI and Associação Dados Favoritos and originally appeared in Oporto. It has since passed through Coimbra and now reaches Lisbon, where it can be visited free of charge until September 4.

Welcome is a fast-paced programming cycle curated by experimentadesign in Lisbon’s Palácio Quintela. Offering a decentralized vision on design culture in Portugal and abroad, the cycle showcases cultural agents operating outside the Portuguese capital. Recognizing their vitality and role as drivers of design creativity and production, Welcome presents impactful, authorial, short-duration exhibitions.


Katsumi Asaba, Marian Bantjes, Ruedi Baur, Nick Bell, Pierre Bernard, Peter Bil’ak, Erich Brechbühl, Tony Brook, Stephan Bundi, Seymour Chwast, Paul Davis, Michel De Boer, Stephen Doyle, Bülent Erkmen, Isidro Ferrer, Dieter Feseke, David Gentleman, Fernando Gutiérrez, George Hardie, Jianping He, Melchior Imboden, Peter Knapp, Henrik Kubel & Scott Williams, Alain Le Quernec, Michel Lepetitdidier, Rico Lins, Uwe Loesch, Javier Mariscal, Shin Matsunaga, Christoph Niemann, István Orosz, Kum-Jun Park, Giorgio Pesce, Stefan Sagmeister, Ahn Sang-Soo, James Sebastian, Paula Scher, Gerwin Schmidt, Edo Smitshuijzen, Leonardo Sonnoli, David Tartakover, Paolo Tassinari, Lucille Tenazas, Patrick Thomas, Peter Till, Niklaus Troxler, Andreas Uebele, Rick Valicenti, Yarom Vardimon, Douglas Waden, Henning Wagenbreth, Garth Walker, Marina Willer, Stanley Wong.


R2 was founded by Lizá Ramalho and Artur Rebelo. AGI members since 2007, their internationally acclaimed work includes visual identity, posters, books, sign systems, graphic installations and exhibition design. They are professors in the Design and Multimedia Course at University of Coimbra, have been invited to a wide array of international exhibitions and their projects have been published in various specialized books and design magazines.

André Tavares graduated and earned a PhD in architecture from the Architecture School at University of Oporto. Since 2008 he is a guest professor in the Architecture School at University of Minho, and editorial coordinator at Dafne Editora. He is the author of several books, such as Os fantasmas de Serralves and Novela Bufa do Ufanismo em Concreto.

August 19 – September 4, 2011
Tue-Sun 10h-20h
Free admission
Palácio Quintela
Rua do Alecrim, 70 (Chiado)
1200-018 Lisboa
The programme of Palácio Quintela is the result of a partnership between experimentadesign and IADE, with the main sponsorship of
Caixa Geral de Depósitos.
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