Portraits by Duarte Vitoria

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Love what we are seeing in the works of Duarte Vitoria, a Portuguese painter who does variations on portraits. For over 12 years now, the artist has shown in galleries around the world, most recently with Witzenhausen Gallery at Art Copenhagen. Take a second to look at the various ways the artist treats flesh... impressive.

Didier Faustino's Explosion-Inspired Dream House

Design // Monday, February 03, 2014
Portuguese architect Didier Faustino designed this house modeled on the form of an explosion for a series of Spanish dream houses to be built by French developer Chistian Bourdais. 'Similarly to the centre of the Big Bang the house appears to draw in as well as reflect the light at its core,' said the designers.' The floors cause the body to feel weightless due to a lack of traditional spatial references.'

Lucy McLauchlan: New Murals in the Azores

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 21, 2013
In the Azores? On the Azores? On the Azores Islands? In the Azores volcanic island chain? We are struggling with this at the moment. Regardless, we began this post to show what UK-based Lucy McLauchlan created while in the Azores this past July for the Walk & Talk Azores festival. Her work, as you can see, fit seamlessly amongst the aged buildings and narrow streets. 

Umbrella Canopy in Agueda, Portugal

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, July 09, 2013
Exactly a year ago we posted about the city of Agueda, Portugal decorating their streets with colorful umbrellas. Once again, the city has hung the colorful umbrella canopy in time for the Agitagueda art festival. The Portuguese design firm Studio Ivotavares creates the installation. Photographs by Patricia Almeida.

Illustrations by Mariana Santos

Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 27, 2013
We are looking at some more work from the always entertaining Portugal-based Mariana Santos. Known as 'Mariana, a miserável' (the miserable one), she is the Director of Illustration at JUP and is currently taking a Master in Graphic Design and Editorial Projects at FBAUP.  

Drawings by Mariana Santos aka 'Mariana, a miserável' (the miserable one)

Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 07, 2013
These entertaining drawings are the work of Portugal-based Mariana Santos. Known as 'Mariana, a miserável' (the miserable one), she is the Director of Illustration at JUP and is currently taking a Master in Graphic Design and Editorial Projects at FBAUP.  

More Ballpoint Pen Work by Samuel Silva

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 03, 2012
Remember, this is the guy who ballpoint penned his way to that red-headed girl portrait that was the craze on our site and others a few weeks back. Samuel Silva is the "bored" Portugal-based attorney how does these pen works as a hobby, and well, he is really damned good at his hobby. 

Illustrations by Lara Mendes

Illustration // Thursday, August 16, 2012
Portuguese illustrator Laura Mendes' work features subjects from surreal skeletons to cute, furry animals. She mixes good ol' fashion pen and ink with digital manipulation to create her detailed images. Currently residing in Porto, Laura also works as a 2D animator and designer.  

Getting Hairy with Lara Mendes

Illustration // Friday, August 03, 2012
Lara Mendes' fine linework is perfectly suited to her representation of what seems to be a favorite subject - hair. We like this small series of freehand black and white illustrations done on a Wacom tablet. Mendes is an illustrator, designer and 2D animator from Porto, Portugal.

Umbrella Installation in Águeda, Portugal

Juxtapoz // Friday, July 27, 2012
Perhaps the filter on these photos by Patrícia Almeida make these even more eye-catching, but we are showing you this because we think its a great idea for a public art project. In the town of Águeda, Portugal, colorful umbrellas are hung over promenades, giving your walk an interesting hue and something quite lovely to gaze up at.
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