SINAL — Launch of the Exhibition Catalogue
Launch of the exhibition catalogue, presented by José Bártolo and Mário Moura.
On the closing event of SINAL – 100 Anos de Design das Telecomunicações e dos Correios em Portugal [100 Years of Telecommunications and Post Office Design in Portugal], promoted by Matosinhos City Council, Fundação Portuguesa das Telecomunicações and esad—idea, Research in Design and Art, will be launched the exhibition catalog and will take place a guided tour by José Bártolo, curator of the exhibition, and Mário Moura, designer and art critic.
Foreworded by the Mayor of Matosinhos, Luísa Salgueiro, and by the Culture Councillor, Fernando Rocha, the exhibition's catalog focuses on the relationship between Portuguese design and telecommunications and the post office throughout the 20th century. Reflecting the structure of the exhibition, it is divided into six contextualized, documented and illustrated nuclei: Transmission, referring to the beginning of the story og the telecommunications; Network, which shows the evolution of telecommunications in Portugal, from electronic to digital; Equipment, which illustrates the post office modernization process; Message, which brings together some of the most relevant graphic communication and advertising; Identity, recording the evolution of CTT's visual identity; and Issuance, which discloses authors and elements related to the philatelic process. The texts by José Bártolo are complemented by photographs by Inês D’Orey, as well as historical photographs from the archives of the Fundação Portuguesa das Comunicações.