Ricardo Portilho

Belo Horizonte (MG)

Noite Branca no Parque

[White Night in the Park], 2012


Portilho created a modular signage system with backlit cardboard boxes to guide the flow of people and identify activities held in the municipal park of Belo Horizonte. In 2012, it was the venue for Noite Branca, a cultural event open to the public that was visited by 100 thousand people in twelve hours. The assembling of the pieces, which included taking away the pre-cut circular cardboard employed to form letters and pictograms, was executed collaboratively following the instructions given in a workshop that Portillo conducted. Photos: XX Diego Barbosa, Dri Galuppo, Patricia Corrêa and Ricardo Portilho [photos furnished by Fundação Clóvis Salgado].




photos: Maíra Acayaba

photos were a courtesy of Fundação Clóvis Salgado

about the author

Ricardo has graduated in social communication and industrial design, and holds a master of design at Sandberg Instituut, in Amsterdan (Netherlands). Develops projects that apply the language of graphic design in different medias and contents. Researches the interface between graphic design and contemporary art. He is a professor and academic advisor in graphic design and visual arts, as well as a member of ADG Brazil board of directors.