Poster 2021

Design: João Machado

Born in Coimbra, João Machado is graduated in Sculpture at the Porto School of Fine Arts, but it is in Graphic Design that he is unique and internationally recognized.

He was a teacher at ESBAP (1976-1981), but soon decided to dedicate himself exclusively to graphic design and to open his own studio in 1981.

Since 1983, he has participated in numerous group and solo exhibitions that have brought him several national and international awards, standing out the Icograda Excellence Award, the title of ‘Design Master’ of the renowned american magazine Graphis and his appointment as a member of AGI- Alliance Graphique Internationale.

Author of a vast work, his passion for the poster is notorious, undoubtedly his piece of choice. Colour and shape are his hallmarks. His posters are characterized by bright colors, a playful arrangement of well-defined geometric elements and bold contrasts between flat surfaces and texture patterns.

He also reveals himself in editorial design, in the areas of illustration and philately, always marked by an identity that has been persistently built.