Artur Rebelo

Artur Rebelo founded R2, a design studio based in Porto (Portugal), in partnership with Lizá Defossez Ramalho, in 1995. R2 works for various cultural and commercial institutions, artists and architects in fields such as visual identity, editorial design, posters, signage systems and exhibitions. In addition to these areas, Artur Rebelo’s work also extends to curating, publishing, and the creation of interventions and installations. R2’s work forms part of the collections of art and design museums — Musée des Arts Décoratifs (FR), Heritage Museum (CN), Deutsches Plakat Museum (DE); Museum für Gestaltung Zürich (CH) or Moravian Gallery in Brno (CZ) — and has won several international awards in various design contests and events, and in 2014 his studio as awarded European Design Agency of the Year by European Design Awards. Artur Rebelo has coordinated various workshops and participated as speaker and jury member in numerous national and international events. He has been invited to a wide array of international exhibitions and his projects have been published in various specialized books edited by prestigious publishers — Print (EUA), Gustavo Gili (SP), Gestalten (DE), Victionary (CN) or Laurence King Publishing, Rotovision, United Editions and GraphicDesign& (UK) — and design magazines — Eye and Elephant (UK), Étapes (FR), Art and Design (JP) or Slanted (DE). He is a member of AGI (Alliance Graphique Internationale) since 2007, and co-organized AGI Congress and AGI Open Porto in 2010, along with Lizá Ramalho. Artur Rebelo has a B.A. Hons. degree from the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto (PT), a DEA degree in Design Research PhD program from the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Barcelona (SP) and a PhD in Contemporary Art by the College of Arts (University of Coimbra, PT). Rebelo has been lecturing Graphic Design since 1999, and he is currently teaching in the Design and Multimedia Bachelor and Master Courses at the Faculty of Sciences and Technology of University of Coimbra (PT).

Related projects


Sound Shape


Metamorphosis: Experiments in the design of interactive moving posters


CDV @ Romaria Cultural 2021


Algorithmic Experiments in the Design of Brutalist Web Pages in Future Visions Exhibition (PCD@Porto 2021)


Algorithmic Design of Web Pages


typEm — Adapting a Typeface to Text Emotions


Visualizing Urban Mobility


The Garden of Virtual Delights


Graphic Narratives