No Words Posters

Rico Lins and about 100 renowned designers were invited to participate in the book No Words Posters Armando Milani, among them Milton Glaser, Stefan Sagmaister, Alain le Quernec, Uwe Loesh, Niklaus Troxler and Isidro Ferrer.


There are posters where there is no shadow of doubt, regardless of verbal messages. For more sophisticated and ambiguous that the image articulation can be — and the mastery of graphic language — inks, shapes and colors take possession of the generous paper surface that receives them, leaving a definitive, irreversible mark.

Always impressed me the ability that the poster has to work with so many issues in synthetic and personal ways, where the artist’s style is not felt as a trap but as something that frees . This reflection confronts us with what I consider one of the main challenges and consequently creative stimuli: the balance between freedom and limits.

I think it is that friction that generates the great energy of the poster and what makes it so universal: to show that with a few notes one can make a symphony.

Rico Lins

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Rico at Meggs` History of Graphic Design

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Rico Lins was included in the 5th edition of the classic Meggs’ History of Graphic Design, recently released in the United States. (John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2011, by Philip Meggs and Alston Purvis)

Since its first edition in 1983 the work is considered by its extension and pioneering historical research, one of the leading publications in the field, keeping as a key reference for the quality and scope in each edition. In addition to the graphic quality, the book’s main quality systematization and update historical graphic design – essentially ephemeral – from pre-history of typography to digital and interactive, examining and illustrating the most important schools, movements and design professionals. Among the projects that become part of the publication are posters and magazine covers developed by Rico Lins in Brazil and Europe.

FAI – The hand of the graphic designer

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The FAI (Fondo Ambiente Italiano – the Italian National Trust) envited Rico Lins to the project ” The Hand of the graphi designer”. 
  All particpants were asked to donete three sketches for a good cause: the preservation of the italian architectural heritage. This project follows the model used in “The hand of the architect” and “Designer of hand, ” great success in 2009 and 2010 respectively.

The sketches will be published in a catalogue edited by Moleskine and showcased at an exhibition at Villa Necchi Campiglio in Milan in conjunction with the Milan Furniture Fair in May – April 11.

After the exhibition the original sketches will be sold at an auction by Sotheby’s in order to raise founds for the renovation of 3 important italian buildings.

Many important graphic designers joined the initiative:Bob Gill, Abbott Miller, Milton Glaser, Seymour Chwast, Paula Scher, Robert Massin, Carin Goldberg, Keith Godard, Fannette Mellier, Erik Spiekermann, Tomato, among others.

Graphic Agitators 2010

Rico Lins was invited to participate on the catalog of design Agitadors Conciencia / Graphics Compromesa sponsored by Universidad Internacional de Tenerife. The project resulted in an exhibition at the Art Center Key Room in L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, in Barcelona and with the participation of 130 designers from eleven countries, such as Isidro Ferrer, Peret, Pierre Bernard, Alain LeQuerneq, Alex Jourdain, Stefan Sagmeister, Uwe Loesch, Alejandro Magallanes, David Tartakover, Chaz and Kari Pippo Maviyane-Davies.