Achas Que Sabes Escrever

For: Chiado Editora

Illustrations and lettering for children's publishing.

'Achas que sabes escrever?!' (Do you think you can write?!) was originally a school play for young children that aimed to teach elementary matters of Portuguese Grammar in a friendly and unassuming manner. The play was so widely praised that the author found herself forced to publish it as a children's book. It was determined that the illustrations should have a vibrant colourful palette and that the characters should reflect the familiarity and low-budget quality of school plays. Inspired by this two premises I designed most of the characters to have, instead of a full stage costume, a single painted big head mask inspired by portuguese carnival and folklore. 

January 2014.


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