The Muralha Photography Collection is a photographic collection of about 6,000 glass clichés, with images of the city of Guimarães from the late 19th century to the 1960s. As part of Guimarães 2012 European Capital of Culture, we were invited to join the team of the artistic project Reimaginar Guimarães, dedicated to this and other collections of the city. Learn more about our participation in this project here.
In the editorial design of the exhibition catalog “A Cidade da Muralha”, the first book of the collection, we tried to develop a layout that would allow rhythm and flexibility for future editions. This catalog presents the treasure that is the Muralha Collection, and so details in gold were added to the book (hot-stamped), and images were printed in black and silver (extending the range of gray in the black-and-white images).
The book, which reflects the exhibition with the same name, contains 124 images from the Collection and had a print run of 1000 copies. At the end of the publication we highlighted a detail of each image by enlarging a small piece of the photograph. It represents the detail we discovered in each image, trying to instigate the reader to do the same for each photograph - something we also tried to represent in the visual identity of the project, with the suppression of the word “Guimarães” from the logo.