After getting the FNLIJ 2016 Highly Recommendable mention in the translation/adaptation category, “A rainha das rãs não pode molhar os pés”, by Davide Cali and Marco Somà, was now selected by Crescer Magazine as one of the best books published in Brazil in 2016




Dear friends, it’s with great joy that we share with your these great news: Violeta Lópiz has just won the 2016 Ilustrarte edition with the illustrations made for Friends from the Heart (Amigos do Peito), with Claudio Thebas’s text. Congratulations, Violeta.
The jury, Serge Bloch (french illustrator), Juanjo Oller (spanish, illustrator and publisher), Johanna Benz (german illustrator, winner of Ilustrarte 2014) and Joana Astolfi (portuguese architect and designer), dalso awarded three special mentions were awarded to the works of Ingrid Godon (Belgium), Jesus Cisneros (Spain) and Claudia Palmarucci (Italy). Find here all the 50 selected illustrators.


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Born and raised at the Almanaque magazine’s office, this amusement happens when Alexandre O’Neill, standing before the precious “treasure box” of designer Sebastião Rodrigues, opened his ear to the embarrassed silence of those typographic elements and started recording its voices.






What book is this? What animal is this? Hold the page to the light and you will see.
In most books you look at the page in order to see the pictures, but not on this one. To see the full picture, and find the solution to the animal riddles, you need to look through the pages. Created by Ed Emberley in the late 70s, this playful book was born without an expiration date. The design keeps its freshness, and the original and ingenious see through game proves once again the full interactive character of paper, which never ceases to amaze readers of all ages. Without batteries to run out, this book will be hard to put down.



Thank you very much to all illustrators, publishers, agents and friends that shared with us their “fantasia e invenzione”. See you soon.

Photo @ ZOO






“Amigo não tem apelido: amigo tem endereço”, escreve Cláudio Thebas, autor brasileiro que criou o texto ilustrado pela espanhola Violeta Lópiz. A proposta é associar a amizade a uma poética do espaço urbano, onde os apelidos das pessoas são substituídos por lugares. Sigam-nos.

– Carla Maia de Almeida, Revista Ler


A book without words that says so much. A narrative where we see reflected all the returns and all the family reunions in that common house to which we never stop wishing to come back. We return to memories of spaces, smells, sounds and people that welcome us in their sameness or with the surprise of those little big details that strike us for the first time. With the return comes the unpacking of suitcases and ideas that we took so well packed when we left. But above all, and because not everything fits in a suitcase, it exceeds its weight, we continually return to renew energies where everything starts and finishes: family.


In this book we are taken by the hand of a little boy that lives in a neighborhood like many others. He wants to talk about his friends, his best friends. For that the little boy takes through the streets of his neighborhood. Funny enough this neighborhood is quite similar to ours: there’s a school, a bar, a house on the corner, a garden, high buildings. But the streets and the houses aren’t the only thing familiar, also the little boy’s voice sounds familiar, quite like ours… And the friends that he talks about seem like our own, because we all have best friends and we play with them in a neighborhood just like this one. This common ground that we all recognize, because we are all made out of friends and places. A poetic text by Cláudio Thebas wonderfully interpreted and amplified by the beautiful illustrations of Violeta Lópiz.


 

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Come and visit us.

Centro de Artes e Espectáculos
Rua Abade Pedro
3080-084 Figueira da Foz

Opening times:
Monday to Friday: 15-19h
Saturday: 10-13h e 15-19h