Lygia Pires…

…is Graphic Designer and works with Lettering, Calligraphy and Illustration. She develops commercial and personal works. She’s  graduated in “Fashion Design” at Santa Marcelina College, “Graphic Design and Motion Graphics” at Panamericana School of Art and Design and “Drawing” and “Illustration” at Quanta Art Academy. Lygia has been studying for 9 years calligraphy and lettering with Brazilian renowned teachers such as Andrea Branco, Cláudio Gil, Cláudio Rocha and Marcos Mello, Jackson Alves, Marina Chaccur, Yomar Augusto, Caetano Calomino, Cris Pagnoncelli, Victor Tognollo, Christopher Hammerschmidt and foreign teachers such as John Stevens (USA), Julian Waters (USA), Luca Barcellona (Italy), Martina Flor (Germany/Argentina), Joana Correa (Portugal), Yani & Guille (Argentina), Sílvia Cordero Vega (Argentina) and Sabrina Lopez (Argentina).

She has 15 years of experience in the Fashion and Surface Design, worked initially as a Fashion Designer and later focused her career as a Graphic Designer and Illustrator, producing clothes prints for commercial and SPFW collections (São Paulo Fashion Week) of famous Brazilian brands. Currently, Lygia embraced her passion for art and design, and works as a freelancer in her studio, producing calligraphy, lettering, illustration and design works, given from the final customer and new entrepreneurs to big magazines, national and international companies such as Louis Vuitton, Mont Blanc, Budweiser, Samsung / Vivo, Puma, Le Cordon Bleu, Portuguese Language Museum, Skoll / Lollapalooza, Natura / Claudia Award, Intimus / Glamour Award, Instagram, Estadão, Bradesco, Sadia, Playboy, VO2bike, O2, Koleston, Cavalera, Colcci and Lost. She teaches calligraphy and lettering in several cities in Brazil such as São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Curitiba, Porto Alegre e Brasília. In 2019, she had a work published in the Australian book Typism and received the Communication Arts Typography 2020 Excellence Award.

 

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Lygia Pires…

…é Designer Gráfica e trabalha com Lettering, Caligrafia e Ilustração e desenvolve trabalhos tanto comerciais, quanto autorais. É formada em Desenho de Moda pela Faculdade Santa Marcelina, Design Gráfico e Motion Graphics pela Escola Panamericana de Arte e Design e em Desenho e Ilustração na Quanta Academia de Artes. Há 9 anos estuda caligrafia e lettering e já teve aulas com professores renomados brasileiros como Andrea Branco, Cláudio Gil, Cláudio Rocha and Marcos Mello, Jackson Alves, Marina Chaccur, Yomar Augusto, Caetano Calomino, Cris Pagnoncelli, Victor Tognollo, Christopher Hammerschmidt e professores estrangeiros como John Stevens (EUA), Julian Waters (EUA), Luca Barcellona (Itália), Martina Flor (Alemanha/Argentina), Joana Correa (Portugal), Yani & Guille (Argentina), Sílvia Cordero Vega (Argentina) a Sabrina Lopez (Argentina).

Tem 15 anos de experiência em Moda e Estamparia, e trabalhou inicialmente como Estilista e posteriormente focou sua carreira como Designer e Ilustradora produzindo estampas para coleções comerciais e para desfiles da SPFW de grandes marcas brasileiras. Atualmente, abraçou sua paixão pela Arte e Design, e atua como freelancer em seu estúdio, produzindo trabalhos de caligrafia, lettering, ilustração e design, atendendo desde o cliente final e novos empreendedores, até grandes revistas e empresas nacionais e internacionais como Louis Vuitton, Mont Blanc, Budweiser, Samsung/Vivo, Puma, Le Cordon Bleu, Museu da Língua Portuguesa, Skoll/Lollapalloza, Natura/Prêmio Cláudia, Íntimus/Prêmio Glamour, Instagram, Estadão,Bradesco, Sadia, Playboy, VO2bike, O2, Koleston, Cavalera, Colcci e Lost. Leciona caligrafia e lettering em diversas cidades do Brasil como SP, RJ, CWB, POA e BSB, além de atuar como oficineira no Sesc. Em 2019 teve um trabalho publicado no livro australiano Typism e recebeu o Prêmio de Excelência da Communication Arts Typography 2020.

Exhibitions

2015
– “Poetry Now”
Portuguese Language Museum – São Paulo

– “MALC” (Open Show of Contemporary Lettering)
Sinlogo Gallery – São Paulo

2016
– “Contínua”
Creative Club Festival Brazil – São Paulo
Curation: Norte Agency

2018
– “Portraits of Citizenship”
Ministério Público de São Paulo

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Awards & Achievements

2019
– Typism
Don’t feed your monsters – Selected for Publishing in Book 5

– Communication Arts Typography 2020 – Award of Excellence

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Lectures

2016
– “Typography x Lettering x Calligraphy”
Diatipo Curitiba
With Camila Actum, Victor Tognollo, Henrique Beier, Thiago Bellotti and Lygia Pires

2018
– “A Letra Dela Project”
With Aline Kaori and Lygia Pires

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Youtube, Podcasts & TV

2015
Diacrítico #18

2019
Frila Podcast #1

2019
Jornal da Band

2018-2019
– A Letra Dela’s Lives

Education

– Faculdade Santa Marcelina – FASM
Bachelor of Fashion Design
2002-2005

– Quanta Academia de Artes
Drawing
2010

– Escola Panamericana de Artes e Design
Graphic Design and Motion Graphics
2012-2014

– Quanta Academia de Artes
Illustration
2014

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Workshops

2011
– Foundational – Andrea Branco
– Copperplate – Andrea Branco

2012
– Italics – Andrea Branco
– Blackletters (Textura) – Cláudio Gil
– Blackletter (Fraktur) – Cláudio Gil
– Experimental Calligraphy – Yomar Augusto

2013
– Sign Painting – Caetano Calomino
– Lettering – Marina Chaccur
– Brush Calligraphy – Cláudio Gil
– Rulling Pen – Silvia Cordero Vega (Argentina)

2014
– Brush Pen – Jackson Alves
– Carolingian and Uncial – Cláudio Gil

2015
– Italic Script – Luca Barcellona (Italy)

2016
– Chalk Lettering – Cristina Pagnoncelli
– Calligraphy with Brush – Guilherme Menga
– Roman Capitals – Cláudio Gil
– Copperplate – Andrea Branco
– Letterpress – Claudio Rocha and Marcos Mello (Oficina Tipográfica São Paulo)
– Calligraphy Expressions – Guilherme Menga

2017
– Roman Capitals – John Stevens (USA)
– Foundational – Cláudio Gil
– Calligraphy – Style and Composition – Luca Barcellona (Italy)
– Script Lettering – Martina Flor (Argentina / Germany)
– Sign Painting – Victor Tognollo
– Lettering – Yani & Guille (Argentina)

2018
– Blackletter Variations – Julian Waters (USA)
– Italic Variations – Julian Waters (USA)
– Spencerian – Christopher Hammerschmidt
– Letterpress (Tupigrafia Edition) – Claudio Rocha (Oficina Tipográfica São Paulo)
– First steps in Type Design – Joana Correa (Portugal)
– Typographic Sketches – Sabrina Lopez (Argentina)

2019
– Capital Romans – Guilherme Menga
– Watercolor – Renato Palmuti

Clients

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