The Work Speaks for Itself - A Lecture by World-Renowned Designer and Illustrator Bráulio Amado

May 30th, 2024 I 19 PM

Bráulio Amado, a world-renowned designer and illustrator, will give a lecture and talk titled “The Work Speaks for Itself” on Thursday, May 30, 2024, at 7 PM at Urania (Square E. Kvaternika 3/3). The following day, Friday, May 31, at 7 PM, he will open the exhibition “Gargling Gargoyle” at the Klet Gallery (Ilica 73), where he will present a series of new graphics executed in screen printing and risography, produced by Smak Press. These events are sponsored by the Embassy of Portugal in Croatia and the Camões Institute, and organized by Smak Press and the Croatian Designers Society.

Bráulio Amado is a Portuguese graphic designer, illustrator, and art director known for his vibrant, eclectic design language that challenges contemporary graphic design stereotypes. Born and raised in the hustle and bustle of Lisbon, Bráulio started dabbling in design during high school, inspired by the hardcore punk bands he sometimes played in and for which he created posters.

After graduating with a degree in graphic design, Bráulio Amado quickly gained a reputation for his bold and dynamic visual language. His work caught the attention of high-profile clients such as The New York Times, Nike, MTV, Apple Music, and musicians like The Rolling Stones, Frank Ocean, Amyl and The Sniffers, and many others, demonstrating his versatility and ability to adapt his aesthetics to various contexts.

Bráulio’s design practice is rooted in experimentation and a fearless approach to his craft. He seamlessly blends elements of illustration, typography, and photography to create striking visuals that leave a lasting impression on viewers. His distinctive style often includes bright colours, intricate patterns, and a touch of charming irreverence and whimsy, reflecting his character.