the studio

the graphic design studio of mateus valadares started its activities in the spring of 2012 and works with publishers, institutions, companies, cultural producers and artists.
rua bartolomeu portela, 50  22290-190
rio de janeiro  rj  brasil
+5511 98329 7772



Mateus Valadares (belo horizonte, 1982) is a graphic designer graduated from UEMG (2004). he also graduated in social communication at UFMG (2005) and specialized in Design and Humanity at USP (2009).

In 2006 he joined the staff of Máquina Estúdio, led by Kiko Farkas, where he worked for six years. there he became a specialist in book design and worked on projects for various institutions, such as Osesp (são paulo symphony orchestra), moreira salles institute, lasar segall museum and salomão zoppi laboratory. he also took part in visual identity projects, such as the brand update for the Brazilian tourism sector abroad (2010). since opening his own studio, in 2012, he has been working for major book publishers, such as companhia das letras (part of the penguin random house group), and institutions, such as sesc são paulo [são paulo social service of commerce].

he has worked on award-winning projects throughout his career. highlights include his winning book cover featured in 50 books/50 covers (2014), promoted by design observer and american institute of graphic arts, which elects the world’s best designed book covers every year. he has had projects selected for 26th international biennial of graphic design brno (2014), 22nd warsaw international poster biennale (2010), trnava poster triennial (2009) and bolivia international poster biennale bicebé (2009). desaudio, a book he designed, is a member of moma’s library in nyc. in brazil, he has had projects selected and awarded in all last four editions of adg brazilian graphic design biennial (2006–2015). he was also a Finalist in two editions of Jabuti book cover Award (2008, 2010).

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clients and partners

companhia das letras
sesc são paulo
lucas lenci
editora madalena
valongo editora
mundana companhia
planeta de livros
três estrelas
crossfit brasil
arquitetos associados
portfolio penguin
editora elefante
suma de letras
latin american design
ateliê carla caffé
kiko farkas/máquina estúdio
elisa von randow
elaine ramos
thiago lacaz
globo livros
novo século
casa da palavra