07.10.2020 — Catarina Freitas, Daniel Rodrigues, and The Royal contributed with their thoughts to the world, updated in $ — Better Half, an identity poster, system was uploaded to projects expanding on the role of posters for cinema. A process of storytelling in which minimal graphic action can grow with and beyond the original story.
14.09.2020 — It’s Nice That Interview was uploaded into Words. — Pedro Mota, Alecsandru, Ana Resende & Gustavo Carreiro contributed with their thoughts to the world, updated in $ — PIGEON, Facilitators of Culture, An identity based on air, observation, cultural identity and flying pigeons, was uploaded to Cultural identity Projects.
22.07.2020 — AIGA Interview was uploaded into Words. — There are also reflections on how the world is a burrito, updated in $ — This website is currently under construction. As is the world and its ways. It is expected never to be completed, but so far it is quite at the begginning, documenting projects when The Royal decided that it is time to bask in self-indulgence. It might also occur that this website is updated while applying lotion on the skin, or in the aftermath of not answering calls in the middle of the afternoon anymore because every entity needs me-time. Even a design studio needs to brush its teeth from time to time.
All my peoples in the world, it is time to sit back, sip some sunset and let go. There is Corona outside and the economy is crashing. Grandma is a phone call away but there are too many Skypes bouncing. Back in 2019 there was a Yay! moment in London, at the BFI, celebrating the best of the best from the European Web. Sounds like an utopia now. We could all use some gins and enjoy the unsung hero of modernity: the Internet. Ladies and Gentleman, The Lovie Awards 2019 was a pleasure to design.
Can the process of editing of book allow territories to grow beyond borders? It might sound ludacris to claim a spine of a book as a frontier, but it does split an object into two. The social-political sphere can often be described as a limit for agreement, although a new universe might be born whenever the conditions favorable.
A project that visualizes outcomes from lives that could have been but never were, built strictly from noting bits of conversations from strangers while traveling in their commute. An ongoing visual reflection about the supermundane, instrumentalizing stolen thoughts in their respective time, to build a satiric critique around a globalized sate of meaning.
Pink, yes, we are royal. The Royal Studio is a blue vortex. It has deep and purple approach to the design wonders. The Royal is red. Methodic. Scientific. Moves green and creates teal. The Royal has fun, knows not how to be funny and plays violet like a monkey on metabolic orange with a passion for reason. Contextual. Playful. Loyal to culture. Royal to black.
This is an monumental book about adrenaline, comedy, extremely violent political commentary with a sarcastic tone. Designed in line with schizophrenia, we’ve opted to feed on velocity and dig deep in the universe of ephemera and fanzine to depict the history of Million Dollar Extreme.
11.07.2020 — A new interview for Étapes, by Margot Mourrier, was uploaded into Words. — A new essay, written as a manifesto for critical anxiety as a tool for modernity, state of play and gasoline was uploaded into Words. — The description that follows the Everything, Everyone, Everyone exhibition at Porto design Biennale was uploaded into Words.
One can find the pulse in the rhythm; the deep bass in the chest; experience audio waves as synapses spark the neurons and suddenly find emotions; but how does one translate music to a visual output without being finite or tremendously precise? In the design process, we have set our goal of communicating via ambiguity. Free from the individual and in tune with the audio: the collective brain is as ambiguous and as emotional as it might be as a visual system.
To design this event is to be aware that reality doesn't come single-handed in a multi-dimensional presence. Taking action in London, United in Code is therefore a statement embracing the UE motto to tackle the unified web — a network where ideas thrive and frontiers are made irrelevant
“Few images come closer to reality than those recorded by surveillance cameras. In China, a country with strict film censorship, an estimated 200 million such cameras have been installed to capture life unfiltered; mundane daily activities are mixed with dramatic events beyond the realm of imagination.”