The Best of Brazilian Design


Showcasing an extensive contemporary collection of Brazilian graphic design, São Paulo hosted the 10th Brazilian Graphic Design Biennial during the month of June 2013.

With a total of 444 projects – the largest number in all of its history – the selection represents the best of Brazilian design that has been developed over the last four years. These have been selected by a diverse jury of 89 renowned professionals from across the world; a specialist and contemporary panel whose ethos is enabling Brazilian design to break out beyond national barriers.

The selected projects are presented within 4 main axes: EDITORIAL BIENNIAL, with editorial publications and reading fonts; DIGITAL BIENNIAL, with works developed for interactive assimilation, on-line or in-movement; PROMOTIONAL BIENNIAL, with service, product and event identification, as well as promotional projects; BIENNIAL ETC&SOFORTH, where visual communication dialogues with other project activities, such as architecture, product design, illustration, fashion, and art in general.

The Biennial has, since its first edition and launch in 1992, always been a grand celebration of Brazilian graphic design. Organized by ADG Brasil, the national Graphic Designers Association, it is Brazil’s most traditional assembly of members from the creative industry – professionals, clients, suppliers, scholars, educators and students – featuring lectures, conferences, guided tours, parallel shows, publication launches and many other activities that commemorate and promote Brazilian design.

“The Brazilian Graphic Design Biennial is the moment when the Brazilian graphic design scene reflects upon its own achievements, debates its course and outlines its plans for the future, showing an intense dialogue with innovation, entrepreneurship, culture, economic development, sustainability and society”, says Bruno Porto, designer, educator and the Biennial’s General Coordinator.

The event kick-started with an opening ceremony at Memorial da América Latina, on Friday June 14th, where approximately 70 projects, selected by an international jury made up of professionals from 14 countries, and were awarded for their outstanding work. View all the awarded projects here:




View all the awarded projects here:


Maria Papaefstathiou

VISUAL DESIGNER since 1996 and blogger since 2010. Living in Athens, Greece. She has been focusing her research on poster design and particularly on social poster design and portrait design. Her main poster project is a series of posters celebrating great personalities of traditional and popular culture in Greece and Jamaica. These include actors, singers, musicians, poets etc. This is an ongoing project. “I believe that design is a powerful tool that we designers can use to spark enthusiasm, change mindsets and bring positive actions to our world and our culture”. FOUNDER AND EDITOR OF GRAPHICART-NEWS.COM BLOG. She carefully curates high-quality designs, illustrations, and art, from all over the world that will teach and provoke other designers. Many consider her blog to be an exceptional educational tool. CO-FOUNDER OF THE INTERNATIONAL REGGAE POSTER CONTEST which was launched on December 2011, partnering, the creative activist Michael Thompson aka Freestylee. (

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