2CarryOn


Visual artist, born in Lisbon, discovered his interest in drawing early in childhood, having started to paint walls back in ’97. The main direction of his work is based on merging different techniques and styles. In his work he combines passions such as illustration, design, typography and graffiti, in order to find the best representation of his vision.

WHAT?

From hand drawn lettering, detailed illustrations or repeat patterns to personalized wedding invitations, flyer designs, website and blog banners or a cool paint in the kids room wall…

I am happy to work with you on any of your design requirements whether you are a design studio, a small business or an individual looking for a bespoke service.

Have a look through the portfolio and if you would like to commission do not hesitate to get in touch.

Available to freelance graffiti, illustration and design works.

GRAPHICS

GRAPHIC DESIGN
BRANDING
TYPOGRAPHY
EDITORIAL DESIGN

ABOUT GRAPHICS

Development of graphic elements and communication solutions, according to the needs of your business. Realization and implementation of branding projects branding and corporate identity. Communication plans and advertising.

Graphics are everywhere, and every business needs an unique style.

ILLUSTRATION

HAND DRAWING
PAINTING
CHARACTER
MIX MEDIA

ABOUT ILLUSTRATION

Through analog or digital, bitmap or vectorial, minimal or complex, realistic or surreal. It is illustrated the ideal imaginary to implement into communication solutions, advertising, editorial, merchandising, apparel… Illustration helps your brand to stand out.

Illustration helps your brand to stand out with a personal look.

MURAL

MURAL ART
PRIVATE SPACES – COMISSIONS
LIVE PAINTING – EVENTS
WORKSHOPS

ABOUT MURALS

Through the techniques of graffiti, murals and interior decorations, if you are looking for a artistic solution, now you can have a real painted graffiti mural inside your shop, kids room or even in your living room…

More important than painting a wall, it’s give it a new life.

HOW?

First, we will discuss all the details of your project, including the references, the purpose, the time line and the cost. Next we will move on into the sketch stage. Usually we present two sketch-design ideas (it depends on the project type) to client choose and decide into a final idea or concept.

Then we move forward into the design stage of the project, executing the inherent tasks of graphic design, illustration or mural works.


The project isn´t finished until all are happy.

CURRICULUM

BIOGRAPHY

I was born in the summer of 1985 in Lisbon , and in the course of that year , my parents decided to move to Lousã, where I lived and studied until I was 8 years old. Only in 1994 returned to the capital. After a childhood marked by abuse in the style of former PIDE. With nine years was no longer a child, but a young man was angry and frustrated with the naivety lost, adult created by force.

In Lisbon, the great metropolis, I passed a complicated integration, new life, new emotions and feelings; Without the violence and repression of feelings that was used; New repressions came, I needed to find something where unload all my rage, anger and frustration; increasingly alone, there were few friends and companions, I began to find on the white sheets of paper a comfort to my soul. Destroyed sheets of paper and books with characters, sketches, risks and more risks.

In 1997, it was heard talking in Expo, Lisbon was running from end to end; Already knew like the back of my hand ; Watch faces, expressions, people run in their lives, and I stopped, watching every step. I started to pay attention to a sub-culture that was born in Portugal, the Graffiti. I’ve Heard stories, watch graffiti, throwUps, tags; That made sense to me. Draw in all spaces without limits; Being able to get messages to a huge audience. I felt, in this big searching that as the life, it was part of me, was stronger than me… I took the first steps on graffiti; Benfica was the area, the mecca of Bombing in the Capital, was where I lived and was where I met the first Portuguese writers. My routine has changed, thought only of paint, tagging and spread my message, I spent the whole day catching buses and subways, running the entire city… I recently had my heteronym (one of them) scattered everywhere; Shortly after the missions began to have another connection and meaning, bolder; Kept the street actions, but the train had other bites. Grappling with graffiti began to develop a taste for photography, integrating the photography club at my school.

The new millennium was coming and I walked into Antonio Arroio, it was here that I began developing the whole creative process of making parts that was going as well as create new heteronyms for different types of action that was going materializing.

I started my working life early, about 16 years old. I started with some summer jobs, enjoyed the experience of earning my own salary, and that idea that “it was just to earn a few bucks”, was creating in me the need to ensure the livelihood of my passions… I stopped studying about 2 years, after which I returned to studies, this time in after work. My world view had changed… I spent working the 48 hours of the day…

Today I am a graphic designer and illustrator, based in Lisbon. Do graffiti since 1997, and I am a designer with influence on the streets. Paint the walls was a hobby that developed a huge passion for typography, and how a love never comes alone and live in an age where we fell in love around every corner, is common… Colors, painting, drawing, vector, tattoos, ink on my hands , watercolor, silkscreen, photography, video… The passions are being born and living within each one… Just need to be fed… It is with this love and dedication that I try to live every day… it’s All About Love !

2CarryOn AKA Marco Almeida

EDUCATION

Postgraduate in Creative and Cultural Industries
2019     ESCS, Lisboa

Degree in Graphic Design
2018     ESAD, Caldas da Rainha

Graphic Design – High School (level 4)
2008    António Arroio, Lisboa

OTHER FORMATIONS

Design and Graphical Production
2009  ISEC, Lisboa

Photography
1997 -1999  Delfim Santos, Lisboa

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

Lost in Social
2019     Impaktes Visuales, Sabadell

BE FLUID – An Artist Choice
2011     Fluid, Caldas da Rainha

COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS

VENTOSO | Urban Art Fest
2019     Alcântara – Lisboa
OCTO
2018     WIP, Alcântara – Lisboa
CPC2017 – Prémio de Pintura
2017     Centro Português de Cardiologia
IN.FAME
2017     Oficina da Cultura, Almada
MAGA 7
2016     Museu José Malhoa, C. Rainha
Wine Bottle
2016     Casa Antero, C. Rainha
Loures Arte Pública
2016     Loures Arte Pública, Loures
AKA – Who is who?
2015     Casa Pia, Lisboa
A Cidade Vai ao Campo – Benficarte
2015     Aldeias Artísticas Festival
Castelo Branco
Letters Are What Matters
2015     SILOS, Caldas da Rainha
Subhum3tric – Benficarte
2015     Benficarte, Lisboa
Sardas das Caldas
2013     SILOS, Caldas da Rainha
Cine-Incrivél
2012     Cine-Incrivél, Almada

MURALS & FESTIVALS

2019     Projeto Alcântara, Lisboa
2019     Inválidos do Comércio, Lisboa
2018     CD Póvoa da Galega, Amadora
2017     Casal São Brás, Amadora
2017     Loures Arte Pública Festival
2017     Imaginação das Cores, Lisboa
2017     Loures Arte Pública Festival
2016     Bairro Padre Cruz, Lisboa
2016     Loures Arte Pública Festival
2016     Gustave Eiffel, Amadora
2016     Route 118, Benfica do Ribatejo
2015     Vintage Mode, Sintra
2015     Campus Benfica, Lisboa
2015     Há Festa no Campo
2014     Music Hall Lisbon Hostel, Lisboa
2013     O Bairro i o Mundo Festival
2013     Imaginação das Cores, Lisboa
2013     Universidade Nova de Lisboa
2013     Reciclar o Olhar – GAU, Lisboa
2012     Cais, Lisboa
2012     Herói é o Povo, Lisboa
2012     Setúbal Mais Bonita, Setúbal
2012     Mobiliário Urbano, C.Rainha
2011     PLMJ, Lisboa
2009     Guilherme Coussul, Lisboa
2008     Casa da Boavista, Lisboa
2007     IADE / Street Art Contest, Lisboa

ARTISTIC RESIDENCIES

CURATORIAL PROJECTS

2019     Ventoso – Lisboa
2018     OCTO – WIP, Lisboa
2015     AKA – Who is who? Lisboa
2015     A cidade vai ao campo
2015     Subhum3tric – Benficarte, Lisboa
2013     O Bairro i o Mundo, Loures
2012     Cine-Incrivél, Almada

PRESS

[Photo] Gerador – 6 Faces da Mesma Moeda #26; March 2013; (link)
[Interview]  Ctrl.Alt.RUA ; December 2015; (link)

[Interview]  Courrier International ; August 2013; (link)
[Illustration]  Sábado ; July 2013; (link)
[Photo] Notícias de Campolide; March 2013; (link)
[Interview] LUSA; April 2013; (link)
[Interview] SIC Notícias; April 2013; (link)
[Article] Alimentarte; February 2013; (link)
[Article]  Revista CAIS ; December 2012; (link)
[Photo] Domingo, Correio da Manhã; October 2012; (link)
[Interview] Revista, Expresso; October 2012; (link)

Jornal Expresso; October 2012; (link)
International Herald Tribune; October 2012; (link)
New York Times; October 2012; (link)
Correio da Manhã; October 2012; (link)
Diário de Notícias; October 2012; (link)
Público; October 2012; (link)
Don’t Panic Portugal; May 2012; (link)
Gazeta das Caldas; May 2012; (link)
Agenda Cultural Almada; May 2012; (link)
Gazeta das Caldas; July 2011; (link)

RADIO & TV

[Interview] CM TV; July 2013; (link)
[Report] RTP; July 2013; (link)
[Report] ACIDI; July 2013; (link)
[Report] SIC Notícias; July 2013; (link)
[Video] Book a Street Artist; July 2013; (link
[Interview] TVI; October 2012; (link)
[Interview] EDP; June 2012; (link)
[Interview] TV Caldas; March 2012; (link)
[Interview] TV Caldas; August 2011; (link)

WEB

[Article] Mistura Urbana; August 2013; (link)
[Article] Typography Served; September 2011; (link)

STUDIO

Located in the heart of Benfica, 2CarryOn hosted his studio close to the place where, in ’97 began painting. A small but cosy space, where the organization is thought to the millimetre.

 

The space works as a open studio environment, and in the lost years has been the basis for several cultural and artistic projects.

..a space with cinematographic influences from Alice in Wonderland or Being John Malkovich…

CONTACT

Regarding freelance commissions or just to say hi, please feel free to contact.

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CONTACT FORM


+351 913 985 306

2CARRYON STUDIO

Rua Amélia Rey Colaço, 3A, Esc. 5
1500-037 Benfica – Lisboa
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