We are a graphic design studio based in Porto and specializing in projects for the cultural field, particularly in book design and visual identities, and covering a wide range of formats in the print and digital media. Our approach tends to prioritizing content over a personal stylistic signature, where conversation and exchange play a crucial role in the final result. Typography is a major tool in the development of each project.

Maria João Macedo iniciated her practice in 2008, after a degree in Communication Design and a Master in Editorial Design at Porto’s Faculty of Fine Arts. She is a founding member of Sismógrafo, an art space in Porto, devoted to visual arts, cinema, improvised music, literature and thought. The activity of this collective can be defined by their critical engagement towards contemporary culture. Since 2009, she is part of the european network Use-it Maps for Young Travellers and has been doing cartography and co-editing these publications for several Portuguese cities. She teaches Book design and Identity at Lisbon School of Design since 2016. 


Maria João Macedo
Nuno Maio
Carolina Bagulho
Pedro Mota


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Culturgest – Fundação Caixa Geral de Depósitos
Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art
Centro de Arte Oliva / Treger Saint-Silvestre Collection
Lab2PT – Laboratory of Landscapes, Heritage and Territory
Sismógrafo Art Space
Fundação Carmona e Costa
Confederação – Colectivo de Investigação Teatral
Cineclube Aurélio da Paz dos Reis
Filmville / UK Portuguese Film Festival
Universidade do Minho / Arquivo Distrital de Braga
Câmara Municipal do Porto
Edições 50kg
Livraria Utopia
Guimarães 2012 – European Capital of Culture
Braga 2012 – European Capital of Youth
Galeria Quadrado Azul
UPIN / Universidade do Porto Inovação
Hard Club
Queo Technologies


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