Design Dialogue: Poland Brazil

Posters created for the exhibition “Design Dialogue: Poland Brazil” brings together historical and contemporary posters from Brazil and Poland at the Museum of Modern Art in Rio.

Created in

São Paulo, 2016



Rico Lins is part of a select group of five Brazilian graphic designers from each country invited to create two posters each one addressing the relationship between the two nations. Curated by Ewa Solarz, Gabriel Patrocínio and Magda Kochanowska and also with the participation of the Muzeum Plakatu Warsaw. Besides these twenty posters, a show of iconic product designs from both countries complete this unprecedented cultural dialogue. A special edition of silkscreen printed posters are available for sale.

The complete list of participants is composed by Rico Lins, Fabio Lopez, Great Circular, Studio Spring, Bruno Porto, Robert Czajka, Małgorzata Gurowska, Marta Ignerska, Dawid Ryski and Tymek Jezierski (posters) and Vzor designers, Furf Design, Agnieszka Bar Jader Almeida, Alicja Patanowska, Holaria, Kosmos Project, Sergio Matos, Zieta Prozessdesign and Sundays Tótora (products).

Rico Lins presented his works as follow:

Travel and see new places is to nurture memories and reminiscences.

When I visited Poland in the late 70s, I was a young man in love with Polish posters and bought several of them in public fairs in Poznan and Warsaw. I was delighted to see that were accessible to my eyes, hands and pocket.

The Christ the King Statue in Świebodzin, Poland, and Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, invite with open arms both faithful and tourists. These are postcards of giant formats that resemble and compete in their Majesties, sizes, weights and wingspans. Symbols of the two countries, contact points in the foreigners tourist imagination, both are invited to visit their countries of origin.