Grifo and Romeny were accompanied for much of the trip by Nuno Neves, the graphic designer behind Serrote, a company outside Lisbon that makes limited-edition letterpress notebooks like the one on the left. On the right is a box of colored pencils by Viarco, the last pencil manufacturer in Portugal. Grifo has plans to produce a collaboration between the two. “We don’t have much money so it’s hard, but I’d like to give more attention and care to some of the companies we work with. Viarco used to make these pencils that have a roller-stamped image on them. Nuno wants to use this technique — basically a letterpress for a pencil — with his images, and then he’ll produce a matching notebook as well.”
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Grifo and Romeny were accompanied for much of the trip by Nuno Neves, the graphic designer behind Serrote, a company outside Lisbon that makes limited-edition letterpress notebooks like the one on the left. On the right is a box of colored pencils by Viarco, the last pencil manufacturer in Portugal. Grifo has plans to produce a collaboration between the two. “We don’t have much money so it’s hard, but I’d like to give more attention and care to some of the companies we work with. Viarco used to make these pencils that have a roller-stamped image on them. Nuno wants to use this technique — basically a letterpress for a pencil — with his images, and then he’ll produce a matching notebook as well.”