Vitor Carvalho

Graphic Design


Contemporary Theatre Collection

The Contemporary Theatre Collection is a growing series created by the publishing house Javali with the goal of publishing affordable paperbacks that celebrates contemporary authors.

The very specific theatre script structure was broken down into a system that uses two different typefaces, one acting as the passive voice that describes the scenes and the other as what is being spoken by the characters, creating an efficient structure for both conventional readers and rehearsing actors.

Keeping the red as the series brand, each book cover features a different typeface that reflects the book’s content and that permeates the interior whenever possible. For the first book in the series, Trilogia Abnegação by Alexandre Dal Farra, an obnoxious stacked all-caps Akzidenz-Grotesk echoes the author’s simple but rather strong use of language.

With Amanda Goveia

12,25 × 18,5cm, offset print, paperback
Trilogia Abnegação: 208 pages

Electronic Postcards

A series of postcards conceived to emphasize the relationship between analog and contemporary digital tools as a working methodology.

A collection of forty french postcards from the 19th century were overprinted using fluorescent blue ink as a metaphor for the screen, giving new meaning to a set of objects that already had their previous lives expired.

9 × 14cm, screenprinted in 2 colors

Flower Power

A poster designed with an excerpt of Abbie Hoffman’s famous quote from Workshop in Nonviolence magazine, 1967: ‘The cry of Flower Power echoes through the land. We shall not wilt. Let a thousand flowers bloom’.

14¾ × 18¾", screenprinted in 3 colors

Homelessness in New York City

A series of posters designed after sorting New York City’s facts and myths on homelessness. A set of four posters were screenprinted on top of The New York Times’ real estate section and then hung/discarded on the streets.

Street photography by Vitor Meuren

22 × 24", screenprinted in one color

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The Holocaust

A type-only pocket-sized paperback book made from a wikipedia article and designed by playing with both ideas of heaviness and voidness.

A series of typographic devices were used to keep the body of text as heavy as possible while maintaining a degree of readability. Quotations inside the text were treated like fading memories and the introduction to each of the chapters fall into the gutter in order to create a slight feel of discomfort.

4¼ × 6.88", 136 pages printed and perfect bound at