Created in 1995 by Lizá Defossez Ramalho, born in Troyes (France), and Artur Rebelo, born in Porto (Portugal), R2 is a design studio located in Porto. R2 develops projects such as editorial design, visual identities, signage systems, posters, exhibitions, as well as web design projects.
As a consequence of its multidisciplinary, R2 celebrates partnerships with other project areas such as architecture, engineering, photography, writing or programming. R2 has conducted interventions in public spaces, creating scenarios, projections, exhibits and videos. Beyond these aspects, their work also extends to teaching, research, publishing, installations and interventions.
Ramalho & Rebelo explore different means — static, sequential or interactive —, as well as different materials, like paper, screen or even concrete. The dominance of different publishing platforms, dimensions and materials allows a broad response that focuses the discussion on content and design concepts. From the dialogue between bi-dimension and three-dimension results highly differentiating projects that earned the best reviews of the international design community.
Lizá and Artur have lectured in Graphic Design since 1999 and coordinated various workshops and participated as speakers and jury members in numerous national and international events. Currently, Artur Rebelo is an invited professor at Faculty of Sciences and Technology of the University of Coimbra. They have been invited to a wide array of international exhibitions and important museums. Their projects have been published in various specialized books and design magazines.
Lizá and Artur are both members of AGI — Alliance Graphique Internationale since 2007. R2 was recognized as European Design Agency of the Year 2014, by European Design Awards.