↳ open call
Every year in June Lisbon’s City Council holds an illustration open call as part of the city's month-long festivities. The sardine, elevated to city icon, serves as a blank canvas and a vehicle to decorate the city from top to bottom, as the sardinhes are printed by the thousands and distributed for free to be fixed in walls, store fronts and urban furniture.
Our submission, titled A Midsummer Night's Dream after Shakespeare's play, depicts scenes from a quintessential Lisbon June evening.
The exhibition is curated and designed by Silvadesigners, a Lisbon-based design practice.
The illustration was also published in +500 Sardinhas, a book published in 2018 with a selection of the best illustrations from the 2014-2017 period.