"Feiras Francas" are a promotional event of creative talent that allows to captivate new audiences, launch new products, recover traditions involving the resident and tourist in the historic center of Porto.
The newspaper has always been important to promote the event and the artists. The cover illustration reflects the theme and on this edition was "Creative Territories". The concept was to bring together young talent from various locations of Porto Metropolitan Area under the same roof, to share and present their work. This was one of the biggest "Feira Francas".
The main difficulty for designing the cover was to find a common thread among the various themes that the artists approached. The skills and techniques of each artists were quite different. Since the theme was based on the Metropolitan Area of Porto and not the each individual artist's work, we thought on the concept of the "cities as our own home." The cover design for this concept, was to appropriate the shape of the territory of each zone of the Porto Metropolitan Area and design a map based on architectural drawings, which will represent the house of talent in this area.