A DESIGN AWARD – Silver – Illustrated Map of Sao Joao da Madeira


Estou muito orgulhoso por ter sido premiado com A’ Design Award & Competition – Silver, na categoria Design de Comunicação Visual e Gráfico.

INSPIRAÇÃO: Este mapa é inspirado na tradição portuguesa de criação de cartas Portulano durante os descobrimentos, assim como na urgência de descrever o mundo através da observação, presente na idade de ouro da pintura holandesa. Neste ímpeto de descrever o mundo, nós viajamos pelos lugares e desenhamos. Mas porque desenhamos? Desenhamos porque queremos estar perdidos. Porque apenas quando estamos perdidos, nos podemos voltar a encontrar.  Não serão estes desenhos, notações simbólicas da nossa existência nos lugares e por isso, mapas da nossa própria consciência do mundo?


I am very proud for winning the Silver Winner in Graphics and Visual Communication Design Category, 2017 – 2018, by A’ Design Award & Competition.

INSPIRATION: This map is inspired in the tradition of creating Portulano charts in the Portuguese discoveries and the urge to describe the world through observation, from the golden era of Dutch painting. In this impetus to describe the world, we travel the places and draw. But why do we draw? We draw because we want to be lost. Because only when we are lost, we can find ourselves again. Aren’t these drawings symbolic notations of our experience of places, and therefore, maps of our world consciousness?



Illustrated Map of São João da Madeira – Silver A DESIGN AWARD 2018


About zemiguelcardoso

I am passionate about good food and good wines. I am also obsessed with drawing. On this site you will find examples of the most recent works, always somehow related to drawing. Most studies relate to topics such as urban landscape, city guides, maps and the human figure. There are also some examples of other types of illustration dedicated to the communication of events or instruction manuals that come from my designer activity. I am available for design works, drawing and illustration at freelancer regime.