Vitor is an independent graphic designer working on print and digital for individuals and institutions spanning culture and commerce. Interested in a nuanced use of typography and the conceptual dimension of materials, each and every project is developed through careful consideration of its specificities. Vitor received his BFA in Graphic Design from the Universidade do Estado de Minas Gerais, completed after a year studying at Parsons School of Design.

Belo Horizonte, Brazil

+55 31 9 7171 1080

vitor@vitorcarvalho.com

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Diário Goncourt

‘Diário’ (Diary) presents a selection of entries written by the Goncourt brothers between 1860 and 1896. The visual choices alude to elements of 19th century Paris: metallic structures and boulevards, parks and public works carried out by Haussmann’s renovation program. Internally, the text was structured to emphasize the diary’s singular format, differentiating the Goncourt brothers writing from the organizer’s interventions by using two colors — black and copper.

11 × 18 cm
418 pages

Art edition Laura Lotufo
Typesetting Kaio Cassio
Print production Lilia Goes
Photography Nino Andrés / Carambaia

Mulheres Míticas

The book Mulheres Míticas em Peformance celebrates the theatre group Mulheres Míticas’ sixth anniversary with the publishing of two plays and multiple related essays and interviews. The graphic project uses visual assets found in archives to organize the different types of text, underlining the book as part of the group’s living memory. The cover and back cover reveal the content along with all of the object’s technicalities.

14 × 21 cm
320 pages

BDMG Cultural

In the context of BDMG’s Cultural Institute 30th anniversary, this book compiles essays and studies revolving around the city of Belo Horizonte and the state of Minas Gerais. While each article is introduced by a different kind of ruled paper tied to its content, text originally written as footnotes was instead treated as sidenotes, subtly alluding to marginalia. A plastic dust-jacket commonly used on notebooks protects the object produced to be freely distributed.

Print production with Gabriela Silva

15.8 × 22.5 cm
408 pages

Plastic dust-jacket of the book Studies About Belo Horizonte and Minas Gerais in the Thirty Years of the BDMG Cultural.
Book cover.
First section introduction spread.
Article title detail.
First spread of an article.
Article spread.
Article spread with photograph.
Second section introduction spread.
First spread of an article.
Article spread with table.
Book spine detail.

Pablo Neruda

The graphic project for Sara Rojo’s book about Pablo Neruda’s career in cinema and theatre plays with images present throughout his work. Sober typography in the interior is interleaved by moving headlines positioned over the visible topographic grid printed on the following page. The cover photo showing the Andes (printed in a metallic ink) is followed by one of the ocean, suggesting the monumentality of his legacy and introducing the reader to the nerudian universe.

11 × 20 cm
228 pages

Agentes Invisíveis

The properties of a book’s production process become visual elements in the thesis about the invisible agents of the early Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski, written by Daniele Sampaio for her master’s degree at UNICAMP. A custom InDesign script was created to automatically insert gradients with different intensities in the spreads’ gutters, activating them throughout the book. Signatures printed on yellow paper stock inserted at the end showcase snippets of important printed matter used during research, available in full on the publisher’s website.

14 × 21 cm
288 pages

Contemporary Theatre Collection

The Contemporary Theatre Collection is a growing series created by Javali with the goal of publishing affordable paperbacks that celebrates contemporary authors. The theatre script structure was deconstructed into a system that uses two different typefaces, one acting as the passive voice that describes the scenes and the other as what is being spoken by the characters, creating an efficient structure for both conventional readers and rehearsing actors. Each book cover features a different typeface that reflects the book’s content and that permeates the interior whenever possible.

With Amanda Goveia

12.25 × 18.5 cm

Trilogia Abnegação bookcover.
Spread from the book Trilogia Abnegação.
First chapter opening spread from Trilogia Abnegação.
Spread showing technical information from the Trilogia Abnegação original play.
Trilogia Abnegação spread of pages 18 and 19.
Chapter ending spread from Trilogia Abnegação.
Second chapter opening spread from Trilogia Abnegação.
Third chapter spread from Trilogia Abnegação.
Third chapter spread from Trilogia Abnegação.

Teatro Negro e Atitude

Graphic project for the book ‘O Teatro Negro e Atitude no Tempo, o Tempo no Teatro Negro e Atitude’, written by Evandro Nunes and published by Javali. Playing with the concept of ‘spiraling time’ developed by Leda Maria Martins, a set of high contrast elements provide the book with an intense visual atmosphere. While blocked quotations highlight the importance of past writing in the construction of posterior texts, the exaggerated folios and running footers underline the role that the sequencing of pages play in making the book a temporal experience.

13.5 × 20.5 cm
176 pages

Pulsões Anárquicas

Organized by Elen de Medeiros and Sara Rojo, Dramaturgies & Anarchical Drives is a book compiled of texts about non-hierarchical approaches to theatre and the role that freedom plays in the creative process. A grid with classical proportions is constantly broken by side notes which invade the primary text area, creating an unstable structure that receives formally orthodox academic texts. The texts’ title and the authors names are vertically set in two typefaces that constantly change direction/alignment and that are interchanged. A typeface was customized to be used on the folios where some of the numbers are vertically mirrored or replaced by letters. A diagonal die cut on the denies the role of the cover as the text block protection.

With Amanda Goveia

13.6 × 21 cm
192 pages

Dramaturgias & Pulsões Anárquicas book cover.

Dead Objects

A project meant to explore objects partially devoid of their original meaning. Artifacts were collected and documented between October 16th and January 23rd (2017–2018), resulting in a series of one hundred photographs.

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Accessibility brick page.
Cláudia Magazine page.
Bycicle air chamber page.
Compact video cassette tape page.
Floppy disk page.
Wood type ampersand page.
Index page.
Responsive pages.

Os Indicados

Graphic identity and poster for a play written and directed by Vinícius Souza, featuring two childhood friends who are supposed to rehearse a speech for an award that they might win. The graphic language was imagined as a translation of the oscillating tension the script was built upon, reflecting a crumbling polarized society and the neverending search for a Brazilian identity. The double-sided poster also plays the role of program, highlighting the themes and people involved in the play.

With Letícia Naves

30 × 44 cm

Folded poster sheet.
Programme spread.
Open poster.