This second Poster Monday spot of November goes to Ana Margarida Fontes Paiva from Lisbon, who holds a degree in communication and multimedia design and a master’s degree in Design and Visual Culture. She was born in Guimarães Portugal.
The poster featured here is one of the results of the project anamfpaiva.com – a site that only works offline. Posters appear only when the internet is off. Result of questioning and social criticism. It’s about discovery. It’s about asking uncomfortable questions. Poster and its reflections on society are therefore studied under the lenses of Visual Culture and Critical Design. Per consequence it was pertinent to choose a theme that allowed creative freedom and expression, in order to obtain different results when exploring different tools and materials. Words, photography, drawing, collages, mixed media, and essentially typography, assume the poster format as a medium, through a set of graphic compositions that expose the results sustained by Criticism. I used a concept, word or lyrics on every poster. The common point of all of them is a typographical narrative.
“The poster is not only a platform for discussing society, politics, or design itself; it is a way of constructing a possible figurative or metaphorical utopia about life. Regarding the Posters it has always been a medium that has awakened interest, especially the DIY communication that we find in the streets, which are often a way for people to freely express what they need to express” says Ana.
We invite you to take a look at project anamfpaiva and more amazing work from Ana by visiting her personal instagram.
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