“FCB LISBON TAKES DESIGN GRAND PRIX FOR A BOOK THAT CELEBRATES PORTUGAL’S FREEDOM. "
For more than 40 years, the Portuguese lived under a fascist dictatorship, which tortured and killed thousands of people. The blue pencil, used to censor artists, became a symbol of repression.
On the Carnation Revolution’s 50º anniversary, Penguin Books offered blue pencils to contemporary artists so that, inspired by the blackout poetry technique, they could re-invent the fascist constitution with poems using words selected from the historical document and illustrations covering the remaining ones. A symbol of repression turned into an art manifesto celebrating freedom.
My role: CD/Copywriter/Poet
Art Director/Illustrator: Diego Tórgo
CCO: Edson Athayde
Illustrators: Ana Moreira, António Jorge Gonçalves, Bernardo Abreu, Caró Lago,
Eduardo Tavares, Fabian Gloeden, Filipa Pinto,
Jorge Barrote, Maikon Nery, Marcelo Dalbosco, Marmota vs Milky,
Poets: André Tecedeiro, DJ Huba, Filipe Homem Fonseca, Gilson Barreto,
Gisela Casimiro, João Silveira, Jorgette Dumby, José Anjos,
Lila Alves, Lila Tiago, Lucerna do Moco, Luís Perdigão, Maria Giulia Pinheiro,
Marina Ferraz, Miguel Antunes, Nilson Muniz, Nuno Piteira, Paola D'agostino,
Rita Capucho, Rita Taborda Duarte, Sérgio Coutinho.