The Sardine collection by Bordallo Pinheiro results from a collaboration between the Earthenware Factory of Caldas da Rainha, founded in 1884 by Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro, EGEAC (Lisbon’s Cultural and Animation municipal entity). And Lisbon’s City Council.
The original Bordallo Pinheiro’s Sardine, designed in the XIX century, due to its classic three-dimensional nature, became the ideal support for receiving the creative work that EGEAC develops since 2003, within Lisbon’s Festivities, which transformed the sardine, iconic fish of Portuguese culture and gastronomy, an international icon of the city and of Summer celebrations of the Portuguese capital.
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Rendez-vous in Paris, Pont des arts, 16h13, the wind blows gently…
This Sardine was born from predominant topics in the news, such as the
economic crisis and emigration. An analogy with airmail envelopes and
messages that emigrants use to send to their families. The image on the
back is from the transport network of Bordeaux, where I hoped that had the
chance to stay and pursue my career.
Designer: Ana Miranda
A sassy Sardine Bride that celebrates and honours the Brides of Saint
Anthony, the “Matchmaker Saint” of Lisbon popular tradition.
Designer: Ana Gomes
The most graceful sardine ever! It represents a woman wearing a chulapa, the traditional dress of Madrid, with a scarf around her neck and a carnation on her head.
Designer: Gonzalo Muiño
We love Spain for all the good things that unite us, and they are represented in this drawing, which draws inspiration from traditional ceramic painting and vintage style tattoos.
Designer: Guille Garcia-Hoz
This sardine represents the Spanish woman. A modern interpretation that combines a characteristic element of fashion (simultaneously classic and contemporary) with a nod to the dedication required by handcrafted work.
Designer: Andrea Zarraluqui
The sardine is dressed in the traditional female dress of the Island of Madeira. Perfectly turned out to mark 600 hundred years of the Archipelago!
Designer: João Vaz de Carvalho
This sardine wanted to be Azorean. And what better way than disguising itself as a whale, an animal inherently connected with the culture of the Azores Archipelago. It doesn't go unnoticed!
Designer: João Vaz de Carvalho
This laid-back sardine incorporates a play on words. Or, looking closer, maybe not.
Designer: Margarida Coelho
Esta sardinha encarnou um gato faminto, à espera de comer. Durante as festas de junho, os seus olhos estão a transformar-se em… sardinhas!
Designer: Maxime e Daniel
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
This sardine is inspired by the Lisbon that Gisela sees: luminous, fresh, unburdened, joyful, a female city, a woman. Hence the pure crisp white, and also the hearts, because it's a city that, for all these reasons, invites her to love life.
Designer: Gisela João
Sardines are fish who are small in size and only have a boneless dorsal fin... they don't have a beard like this! And they generally don't have a stupid expression, and everyone wants to eat them, unlike Raminhos. And if the sardine feeds our body, smiling feeds our soul...
Designer: António Raminhos
We wander the cobbled streets... and she comes up to us. Between friends, smokes and laughter, she remains. We bring her with us, and her unique aroma is unforgettable!
Designer: Bernardo e Daniela
The sardine is skin for Ljubomir Stanisic, part of who he is. This was what bound him to Portugal. Written inside this Bordallo sardine are some of the tattoos that Hugo Makarov has drawn on his skin over the last 15 years, illustrating his life from infancy in Bosnia to the family raised in Portugal. There is blood, sweat and tears in these paintings.
Designer: Ljubomir Stanisic
Esta é uma sardinha futurista, que vai beber não ao pãozinho como é tradicional, mas sim ao futuro. É uma sardinha que voa pelo universo, que gosta deste planeta mas que sonha conhecer outros mundos e as suas gentes. Há mais vida para além da nossa! É uma sardinha que voa, fugindo assim à brasa.
Designer: Fernando Alvim
A good party has to have food and music. And that's how, by joining the two, the Vinyl Sardine emerged. With a "B side", that refers to Bordallo, and an "A side". It also has BP Records tattooed, initials that obviously refer to the Bordallo Pinheiro label.
Designer: Fabio Queiroz
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
The new multicolored print, which intertwines stripes, colors and Agatha’s own iconography, will easily make this sardine the queen of all the seas.
Designer: Agatha Ruiz de La Prada
Designer: Ana Sofia Gonçalves
The forbidden love of crown prince Peter of Portugal and his lover Inês de Castro became eternalized in the history of Portugal. Quinta das Lágrimas, in Coimbra, and Alcobaça Monastery, where the pair were laid to rest in magnificent tombs, are still inspiring places. Peter and Inês are reborn, in love as always, during Lisbon’s festivals!
Designer: Rebecca Dautremer