Ultra Black is the new TAGV Black. After 3 seasons (16/17, 17/18, 18/19) of brochure covers based on color explosion (Fedrigoni Sirio range), the 19/20 editions feature a combo of 3 typefaces and 3 main colors sealed with ultra-black/silver.
The color explosion twist is again at the core of the concept but it is now restricted to the interior, whilst the fluorescent spot colors over ArcoPrint 70g/m2: Green, Red, and Purple are contained with the darkest black we could find. The folder case of the 3 brochures reinforces this fact by allowing minimal color (15% of fluorescent inks) to be revealed and tease the senses with a glimpse of what’s inside. All of it is enclosed with a black elastic to force the user to interact with the object.
The Apr—Jul 3rd brochure is a Covid pandemic offspring. While the Theatre closed its doors due to confinement, canceling all the events, it still produced a blank brochure as a statement — something that will surely have its place in the theatre archive in the future. This purposefully unfinished graphical piece, with Digital Toner Based print on the empty purple pages, became a key statement for inexistent events and financial support. Interestingly, form without function proved to have its own impact over TAGV’s legacy: to endure and testify, instead of omitting, the troubled times we are currently facing.
- Creative Directors Adriano Esteves
- Art Directors Adriano Esteves, Pedro Lopes
- Designers Pedro Lopes
- Illustrators Pedro Lopes
- Photographers –
- Editors –
- Copywriters TAGV
- Printer Lusoimpress