Office of
Ricardo Santos

Graphic design. Illustration. Kindness.
Lisbon → World.

Graphic design. Illustration. Kindness.
Lisbon → World.

Lisbon Housing Crisis

❒ illustration, poster
↳ 2017
↳ studio project

This is a poster commenting on the absolute void of regulation of the housing market in Lisbon. The growth of Airbnb-like short term rentals in recent years and the tourism surge are driving rents up to ridiculous values while also making long-term renting throughout the city nearby impossible to find.

For the poster we subverted the city’s five-centuries-old crest, with the traditional crows being replaced with the Airbnb logo. Going down this road, tourists will be visiting Lisbon to see other tourists, as no local will be able to afford living in the city.

Lisbon Housing Crisis poster