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João Varela

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João Varela is a lettering Artist and Type Designer, currently based in Lisbon, Portugal.

His world revolves around letters of all shapes and sizes, in all mediums and colors.

 

Attracted to everything related to typography, from typefaces and logos to murals and calligraphy, he constantly challenges himself to work with different materials, scales and styles.

 

In 2020, João graduated with honors from the Master Type Design at École Cantonal d’Art de Lausanne. During his degree, he learned how to merge the technical and detailed process of Type Design with an emotive and creative approach to Lettering pieces, and that is exactly what he strives to do. His creative process always involves analogue and digital mediums, both for sketching and finalizing projects.

 

João is always thrilled to join projects in which he has the opportunity to draw, paint and build letters!

 

Workshop

Info: 

Saturday and Sunday, July 3 and 4

Location: Bairro Casal dos Machados (POLIDESPORTIVO - Rua Padre Joaquim Alves Correia )

Morning: 10h30-11h30,12h-13h

Afternoon: 14h30-15h30, 16h-17h, 17h-18h

 

Saturday and Sunday 10th and 11th July

Venue: Pillars of the Tagus Park

Morning: 10h30-11h30, 12h-13h

Afternoon: 2.30pm-3.30pm, 4.00pm-5.00pm, 5.00pm-6.00pm


Free of charge, upon reservation

No. of participants: 6 to 8 per 1-hour block


Bookings: gau@cm-lisboa.pt




38.772257,-9.102392

Synopsis:

Having as main goal the experimentation and contact with several common urban art techniques, the workshops were designed to take advantage of the different techniques.

 

Always using typography and calligraphy as a work object, the following techniques and/or materials will be addressed: stencil, paste-up, calligraphy with plastic paint (using brushes, rollers, etc.) and spray.

 

Participants will be divided into small groups and introduced to one or several of the 4 techniques that can be put into practice immediately, writing or drawing letters on the surfaces to be intervened. During each period, there will be a rotation of techniques between groups.

 

Those enrolled will be challenged to write words or phrases that fit with the festival MURO itself and its impact on the community; however, they will be free to express themselves by writing words, ideas and thoughts of their own authorship, as well as purely experimental exercises (from a technical and/or typographic point of view) or just their signature.

 

The final result will be a strong and dense composition of words and/or sentences, written by all participants, so that they overlap and mix, creating a new dialogue in space

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