ilhas means islands in Portuguese.
ilhas is a graphic design studio founded by
Catarina Vasconcelos and Margarida Rêgo.
ilhas lives between Lisbon and London and has
been developing a graphic work with various
artists and cultural institutions.
The work carried out by Ilhas includes art direction, editorial design, brand identity, digital design, exhibition design and research. Working closely and rigorously, the work developed in the studio always seeks to meet the uniqueness of each project.
Working with various institutions ilhas’s clients include 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair, Helen Hamlyn Centre of Design RCA London, EDP Foundation, MAAT Museum, Atelier Museu Júlio Pomar, Galerias Municipais do Porto, Galeria Nuno Centeno, Fundação Carmona e Costa, Teatro do Vestido, MNAC - Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea/Museu do Chiado, Boom Festival, Portugal Film Agency, Teatro Municipal Maria Matos, Lisbon Architecture Triennial, Unknown Pleasures Film Festival Berlin.
Since 2015 they are in charge of the design strategy and graphic production coordination for 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair exhibition in London, New York and Marrakech. Since 2009 they do the art direction of “Cine Qua Non” magazine.
ilhas studio develops an extensive work within the Portuguese cinema, working with different directors and institutions, among them APR (Portuguese Association of Filmmakers), Terratreme, O Som e a Fúria, Uma Pedra no Sapato, the directors Cláudia Varejão, Manuel Moss, Salomé Lamas, Susana Sousa Dias among others.
The books “Zona - An investigation report”, “Misho”, Carlos Relvas Vistas Inéditas” and “Boom Festival: 20 years” were all selected for the Stiftung Buchkunst competition “Best Book Design from all over the World 2018”, taking place in 2019 and 2020 in Leipzig, Germany.
Since 2015 ilhas’s work has been photographed by Fábio Cunha.