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Vai com Deus/Go with God

Award: Graphite Pencil

Graphite Pencil / Graphic Design / Environmental Graphics / 2009

The Hermitage of Nossa Senhora da Conceição was built in Lisbon in 1707. Since reopening in 2008, the chapel has been used as a gallery for showcasing works by contemporary Portuguese artists. The gallery owner’s aim was to make people aware of its reopening and its new purpose. What fascinated us was the chapel’s original function as a place of worship. The dual presence of divinity and popular culture led us to play with idiomatic expressions in the Portuguese language that refer to God. The texts were read by passers-by at different rhythms over the course of the day. Composed with Knockout typeface, in the same colour and texture as their background, letters and words looked as if they were coming out from the chapel’s wall.

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