Tag Archives: Lisbon

Bookstore Tourism Lisbon

Portugal is well known to traveling bibliophiles for its extraordinary bookstores and libraries. One of Lisbon’s most popular book browsing destinations is the popular Livaria Ler Devagar in the Barrio de Alcantara district. Set in a 19th century newspaper printing … Continue reading

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Books in the Park

Everyone seems to be jumping on the Lisbon bandwagon this summer—with good reason. If you haven’t been to Portugal’s capital, get there before it’s swamped by the tourist onslaught. A wonderful place to take a breather from sightseeing is the … Continue reading

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Real Street Art

Berlin-based art collective Raubdruckerin specializes in screen printing. They recently had the clever notion to use European manhole covers and drains as surfaces to ink. They’ve been printing t-shirts, bags, and textiles directly on the streets of Berlin, Lisbon, Paris, … Continue reading

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Heavenly Bookshop

Many years ago, while visiting the ancient walled town of Óbidos on the central coast of Portugal I was intrigued by a padlocked church in the heart of the old Roman town. Being the nosy tourist that I am, I … Continue reading

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A new Type of Tourism Campaign

Lisbon, Portugal has launched a unique tourism campaign utilizing its iconic tram lines and overhead electrical wires. Lisbon’s ad agency, Leo Burnett Lisboa, has created a new font called LX Type that is based on the tram lines, where letters … Continue reading

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Portugal by Design

It’s been way too long since I’ve visited Portugal and these marvelous travel posters have me checking-out airfares. The colorful work is all created by Porto-based artist Rui Ricardo. Along with these marvelous pieces, and other fantastic travel posters for … Continue reading

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Flyers Choose Lisbon

Airport advertising is usually predictable and boring. But Aeroportos de Portugal, the nation’s airport authority, has been coming up with beautiful graphics for the past five years. This year’s campaign features a series birds that illustrate each of the direct flight … Continue reading

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The Joy of Maps

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Surf’s Up

This awesome animated film follows a neglected little bookmark on a wild surfing adventure when it’s unexpected liberated one day. “Much better Now” is a wonderfully visually entertaining film created by Phillip Comarella and Simon Griesser from Salon Alpin productions … Continue reading

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ABOVE Street Art

ABOVE PASSPORT chronicles the work of the mysterious Paris-based street artist ABOVE who has blanketed the globe with wall art and murals covering 90 cities in at least 60 countries. Creating street art since 1995, ABOVE keeps his identity secret … Continue reading

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