The project Tipo.pt is dedicated to editions created by Portuguese artists, illustrators and designers or related with Portugal.
Tipo.pt aims to collect information on the largest number of books and other printed objects, produced in the context of contemporary art.
The project comprises the www.Tipo.pt database and the Portuguese Small Press Yearbook.
www.Tipo.pt, still in development, is divided in two sections:
– Archive: Editions
– Archive: Periodicals and collections
Each file is on a piece of work and contains photos, technical information, a short description and, when available, critical texts.
Tipo.pt 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 is a printed edition containing critical texts and pages created by contemporary artists. The Portuguese Small Press Yearbook will divulge the annual production of artists’ books and self-publishing and announce projects for the following year. It will also announce events with the participation of Portuguese authors and publishers. It will present the academic and critic research on these subjects, and bookshops, libraries and collections where these works can be found.
Both www.Tipo.pt and the Yearbook are trilingual, in Portuguese, English and French.
Tipo.pt is an academic research project. It is being developed by Isabel Baraona as her post-PhD program at Rennes II University, and by Catarina Figueiredo Cardoso in her PhD program in Materialities of Literature at Coimbra University. Copyright of images and texts and the other contents of Tipo.pt belong to their authors (artists, designers, publishers, and the managers of Tipo.pt).
Images and other mentions of works in Tipo.pt 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 Tipo.pt, we’ll do it, stating the reasons for the absence of images.
Catarina Figueiredo Cardoso and Isabel Baraona
Support and acknowledge:
We wish to thank Catarina Leitão, Leszek Brogowski (Rennes 2 University) and Brad Freeman (Journal of Artists’ Books) 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 Tipo.pt.