Archives for January 2013

January 21, 2013 - 9 comments

Port

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quipinicioort is an experimental Didone typeface with a modern twist, inspired in the well known forms of typography masters such as Bodoni and Didot and the exuberance and elegance of calligraphy typefaces.

Port melts the straight lines and strong contrasts of the Didone typefaces with the elegant lines of calligraphy in a geometric way, resulting in exuberant characters with geometric swashes that can be combined in countless ways.

The result of this experiment is Port, an unique and rich display typeface meant to be used on big sizes and it's main perk is the amount of alternative characters it features. Port is Open-Type programmed and includes hundreds of alternates, from swashes to titling alternates, ligatures and stylistic sets with each character having a thin version of itself, giving complete freedom to all your creative needs.

Port is available in several flavours: Port Regular, being the base version and featuring the whole base character set; Port Regular Decorated, featuring richer forms and containing more ornamentated and more extravagant characters; Port Medium and Port Medium Regular, designed for the occasions you need a bit more thickness and the decoration variants: Port Ornaments, containing a wide set of elements meant for the creation of fillets, vignettes and fleurons, resulting in an almost infinite number of possible combinations to embellish your designs and Port Words, a set of some of the most common words used in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian and Portuguese.

It's strongly recommended that you use it on big sizes, for better performance you can also set the Photoshop text anti aliasing settings to Strong when you type, for a better understanding of all the uses of Port and the full character list I recommend the reading of the manual.

A detailed guided tour is available here.

"This brand-new experimental didone is totally awesome and also completely twisted. Great stuff from Portuguese designer João Oliveira!"
— MyFonts

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For a limited time you can buy the whole Port family at my website and get Bohema family as a bonus for free, saving $90.
Buy at Onrepeat Types

Port is also available at HypeForType and MyFonts:
Buy at HypeForType
Buy at MyFonts

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January 21, 2013 - No Comments!

Coca-Cola

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Teamed up with Nuno Jerónimo and Tiago Canas Mendes from the "O Escritório" agency I've been responsible for the art direction and identity design of this campaign held by Coca-Cola Portugal and the Portuguese soccer team Benfica — Camarata Coca-Cola (Coca-Cola Dormitory).

The idea behind this "feel-good" campaign was to turn the stadium luxury corporate box into a dormitory for fans. Boosters could apply at Coke website and win the chance to spend 24 hours in the dorm, spending the night in there and also watching a soccer match with the privileged view the location offers.

The final version of the logo had some minor changes that can be seen on the video.

Client: Coca-Cola
Agency: O Escritório
Creative Direction: Nuno Jerónimo / Tiago Canas Mendes
Art Direction: João Oliveira

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Taça Coca-Cola is a soccer tournament for juveniles where they compete in teams to win the chance of being part of the Coca-Cola Portuguese national team and dispute the Iberian Super Cup.

I've been responsible for the design of the 2012 (10th anniversary) edition identity and the whole communication materials.

Client: Coca-Cola
Agency: O Escritório
Creative Direction: Nuno Jerónimo / Tiago Canas Mendes
Art Direction: João Oliveira

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Bar Aberto Coca-Cola (Coca-Cola Open Bar) is a Coca-Cola lounge / bar with a privileged view of the whole Porto stadium (Estádio do Dragão) where an invited group of people, selected through a contest, can watch their team matches while enjoying a Coca-Cola experience.

Client: Coca-Cola
Agency: O Escritório
Creative Direction: Nuno Jerónimo / Tiago Canas Mendes
Art Direction: João Oliveira

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January 21, 2013 - No Comments!

Optimus Madrid

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Key visual made for Optimus to promote Optimus Android smartphone — Optimus Madrid.

"It's not magic, it's Optimus"

Client: Optimus
Agency: Euro RSCG Lisboa
Production Studio: Onrepeat
Production Manager: Pedro Gaspar
Creative Director: Pedro Vilar
Art Director / Illustrator: João Oliveira

 

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Breakdown of the production process, also available at Behance.

 

January 21, 2013 - 2 comments

Smooth

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Illustration created for Depthcore's 'ECHOES' exhibition.

It's an image about Jazz, the objective with this piece, just like many others of mine, was to blend typography with illustration, resulting on this exuberant brass instrument made of letters and elements from different Jazz instruments.

A wallpaper version is available here.

 
 

January 21, 2013 - 1 comment.

Ambar Sports

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Identity design and art direction of Portuguese brand Ambar's new line of products 'Ambar Sports', a set of radical sports themed products aimed at teenagers.