The project was founded by Catarina Figueiredo Cardoso and Isabel Baraona, and is dedicated to editions created by Portuguese artists, illustrators and designers, or related with Portugal. aims to collect information on the largest number of books and other printed objects, produced in the context of contemporary art.

The English version of the project comprises database and the Portuguese Small Press Yearbook., still in development, is divided in two sections:

– Editions

– Periodicals and collections

Each file is on a piece of work and contains photos, technical information, a short description and, when available, critical texts. is an archive of affordable and democratic multiples. We are interested in books, magazines, brochures, posters, postcards, newspapers, etc. – being self-publishing, small press, artist’s books, and fanzines, among other typologies. Printed projects in offset, digital and laser, engravings, letterpress, silk-screen and other printing techniques.

We mention the libraries where the editions may be consulted.

The Portuguese Small Press Yearbook (2013-2019) was a printed edition containing critical texts and pages created by contemporary artists. Between 2013 and 2019, the Portuguese Small Press Yearbook divulged the annual production of artists’ books and self-publishing. Each issue also lists the academic and critic research on these subjects, as well as bookshops, libraries and collections where these works can be found.

Catarina Leitão and Ana João Romana, both artists, art teachers and researchers, joined the initial team. In November 2020 became a project supported by LIDA – Laboratório de Investigação em Design e Arte (Research laboratory in Design and Art), a research Unit of IPLeiria, and it is funded by FCT – Foundation for Science and Technology in the context of UIDB/05468/2020.

Catarina Figueiredo Cardoso

Isabel Baraona


Reminder: is an academic research project. It was developed by Isabel Baraona during a post-PhD program at Rennes 2 University, and by Catarina Figueiredo Cardoso in the PhD program in Materialities of Literature at Coimbra University. Copyright of images and texts and the other contents of belong to their authors (artists, designers, publishers, and the managers of

Images and other mentions of works in are under the free utilization of published work regime established by Articles 75 and 76 of the Portuguese Code on Copyright and Other Author’s Rights. However, if any author or publisher wants to withdraw images of her/his work from, we’ll do it, stating the reasons for the absence of images.

Support and acknowledgement: We wish to thank Catarina Leitão, Ana João Romana, Renato Bispo, Leszek Brogowski (Rennes 2 University), Brad Freeman (Journal of Artists’ Books) and Tiago Abelha for their support. We would also like to thank all the artists and all the friends who sent us technical information on their books, contributing to