Choose your favorite Sardines from the 24 that will be discontinued... and make them head for your home!
This sardine was inspired by the following concept: if you had to dress sardines for the city’s festivals, what would they look like? The answer is this suggestion, in which jeans dominate (with the details of the pockets’ seams defining its physiognomy), over fun, striped socks evoking Chapitô performing arts school and its neighborhood feel.
Designer: Daniel Rodrigues
This laid-back sardine incorporates a play on words. Or, looking closer, maybe not.
Designer: Margarida Coelho
The theme detox comes up at the most popular time of the year for eating sardines. It’s around then that blenders are most used for making detox smoothies, with fruit, vegetables and mushrooms. The celery leaves provide the shape of the tail, and the carrot with chamomile flower embellishes the head and eyes.
Designer: João Maral e Vanda Oliveira
Inspired by an iconic brand that has been a household name in Portugal for decades, Old Sardine alludes to the scent of a freshly-shaven face. The colors, the caravel, the lettering... elements that navigate through affective memories that comfort the soul. Like the smell of sardines, this cologne became the distinctive mark of my Portuguese identity.
Designer: Rita Costa Pereira
In June Potugal fills with a celebration that invades local homes, lending music and joy to routine household chores, and it’s not uncommon to see people dancing to the sound of an irresistible hum.
Designer: João Bonito
Wrapping the sardine in lace creates a strange beauty, which nevertheless has already been seen in the creations of a famous Portuguese artist. This sardine is also almost a metaphor for the natural beauty of Being, highlighted, or even overshadowed, by an artificial layer.
Designer: David Mares
Madonna, always young, so girlie, the queen of pop, and always in Vogue. Global stardom was not enough for her, and that’s why now queen of Lisbon and of the smokiest sardines. Madonna is a top sardine, irreverent, sexy, sparkling, and she is now part of Portugal and what this country has to offer the world. Madonna or a good sardine – why not both in one?
Designer: Ana Gomes
This sardine results from the exploration of different elements evocative of Lisbon’s festivals. It associates our gastronomy as the central element of these celebrations, which also take place at table, on the alleys and narrow streets of Lisbon.
Designer: Antony Simões
The Portuguese home encompasses figures, sounds and textures. The typical Portuguese home has a floor that creaks, a replica of Our Lady of Fatima, a slanted reproduction of the Crying Boy, and a doily, on top of which an old TV set sits. The classic Portuguese movie Lisbon’s Song is on, with Beatriz Costa’s bangs. This is clearly a Portuguese home!
Designer: Ana Fareleira
“A Galinha Choca da Economia” (The broody hen of Economics) was the cover of the magazine “A Paródia” in 1900, where Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro expressed his discontent towards the political life of the country and decided to caricature the different aspects of Portugal’s social and economic reality at that time …. Or is it nowadays?
Designer: Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro
“O Grande Cão da Finança” (the Big Dog of Finance) was on the cover of the magazine “A Paródia “, in 1900, and it caricatures the finances wearing the collar of the deficit. “No matter how many cakes they gave it; the damn dog won’t die!”. It is the result of the despair that Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro begins to feel in the face of political manipulation and opportunism, raising the awareness of the society at the time. Never goes out of style.
Designer: Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro
Created in the Faculty of Industrial Design, at a university in Brazil, the sardine fled and disguised herself with a lost skin, to cross the tropical forest, heading towards the sea. A sardine on the run, camouflaged. But what an unexpected look!
Designer: Luíz Felipe Ziul
It’s called “Freedom” because it was inspired by the Carnation Revolution. The character of Salgueiro Maia, emblematic character of the 25th of April, was used as the basis for representing this member of the armed forces. Red carnation Sardine, symbol of the peaceful revolution.
Designer: Patrícia Cardoso
Nice Chiquita from Martinica/ dresses herself with a banana skin/ doesn’t
wear a dress, doesn’t wear shorts/ winter is midsummer for her/ existentialist quite rightly/ Moves only as her heart commands.
Designer: Cássio Loredano
Can a sardine surf? It is so fresh and knows how to jump, to master the bottom turn, the off-the-lip and the float. It performs everything to get the perfect wave. But then the sea calms down and feels like resting. Our sardine loves to sunbathe!
Designer: Tomás dos Reis
Inspired by New York graffiti, Liberty, the urban life of the big apple, jeans,
the theaters on Broadway , baseball, Wall St. and the dollar. The vibrant
lights and « bigger than life! » funk of the city give this sardine it’s flashy
colors to stand out from the rest. This sardine is street, gritty, fashion, fast,
fun and ready to party with all the colors and essence of a real New Yorker!
Designer: Craig Wheatley
The true Lisbon dwellers have seen their cars decorated with beautiful striped yellow ribbons. During the Popular Saints' Festivals, they’re always there. The city dresses up for the festivities... and all its cars too.
Designer: Rui Fazenda
With the table full of symbols of a commercial Christmas, we turn the Last Supper into a colorful party. A warning about the unbridled consumerism pervading society.
Designer: World Press Cartoon / Boligan
Tourists leaving Lisbon aboard cruise ships will pass the building of the Port of Lisbon. And this is the moment, when they see the city for the last time, basking in the late afternoon sun, that they understand the meaning of the word “saudade”.
Designer: Alberto Faria
A gaze at such a Portuguese way of feeling. The true meaning of “saudade”, so well translated by the words and sounds in the voice of this artist, who belongs to us as much as the sardine. Ours and the world’s. And about her [as one fado says] “the walls will confess nothing”...
Designer: Nuno Miguel Martins
Portugal receives the sardine directly from the sea. In many parts of the world we’ve known them by opening the can and finding, as a graphite pencil box, an ordered queue of sardines… I had always the feeling that if I opened a sardine, I would find something else inside.
Designer: Boligán Corbo
At the bottom of the sea there are white terrors,
Where plants are animals
And animals are flowers.
Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen
Designer: Maria Imaginário
Inspired by the Miami sunset on South beach, Hawaiian shirt fabrics worn
by gangsters and the Art Deco buildings on Colins Avenue in there clashing
colours. Let’s not forget the Surf and the Surfboard designs . Pink Flamingos, neon
signs and the Pink Cadillac show Miami’s kitsch glamour that one loves so much.
Designer: Craig Wheatley
If there delicacy always present during the festivities, it is the green broth! Hot, good and obviously enriched with generous slices of chorizo . If the chorizo were a person, this would certainly be his reaction to the unfortunate fall in the middle
of green broth!
Designer: Sara Infante