decorative tiles and typography tell the story of lisbon through its storefronts
 

decorative tiles and typography tell the story of lisbon through its storefronts

 

after showing us the beauty of storefronts in paris and milan, pixartprinting has now collaborated with photographer sebastian erras to spotlight the city of lisbon and its most remarkable shops. ‘lisbon re-tale’ carries us through the portuguese capital to encounter 30 historical shops, their often ornately decorated façades and their passionate business owners. the series — of which lisbon is the final chapter — seeks to give a voice to these traditional places, highlighting the creativity, character, and values from the past.

 

 

video by fabio tabacchi

 

 

through the voices of its inhabitants, ‘lisbon re-tale’ conveys the vibrant essence and energy of the city, highlighting its historic architecture and commercial spaces. this latest collaboration between pixartprinting and photographer sebastian erras sees craftsmen, young designers, barbers, and restaurateurs standing outside their store’s doors, proudly presenting goods to locals and foreigners alike. light seems to shine from the people who work in them: welcoming, smiling men and women who love their land and its history,’ the team describes.

 

see the full collection of images, alongside stories of each of the owners and their stores, on pixartprinting here.

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lubelia marques, manager for portugal of the jewelry company tous, at the door of the brand’s local flagship store

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joáo silva, one of the owners of lisbon’s most famous coffeehouse

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manager josé antonio almeida poses at the entrance of his business

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alfredo sampaio sees the many stories that are linked with his jewelry shop

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josé sá-chaves is the latest generation of a barbering saga

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manager pedro castro e silva poses in front of his bookshop

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carlos carvalho is proud to run portugal’s last specialty glove shop

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cládia marques and her grandfather alfredo teixeira welcome visitors into their men’s clothing store

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maria da conceiçao bulhões lampreia hears a lot of stories as manager of a historic military uniform shop

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manager nuno gonçalves holds court at his unique liqueur shop

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margarida opa never takes off her apron when working at her seed store

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luis torres receives clients at the entrance of his delicatessen

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helena m. almeida at the pharmacy founded by her great-grandfather

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