Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro is one of the greatest names, if not the greatest, in the tradition of humoristic drawing in Portugal and Brazil.

In his multiple participations in newspapers and magazines, including O Mosquito, Psit!!!, A Lanterna Mágica and A Paródia, were created caricatures - many of which were later on immortalized in stoneware by its creator - which redefined this genre, shaking consciences with a new mischief and irreverence.

This legacy is rediscovered by the collection Os Figurões (The Hot Shots), created from the cartoonist António’s drawings: these are pieces which create a fun balance between satire and admiration, manufactured and painted entirely by hand, based on original drawings of one of the largest Portuguese cartoonists. These pieces were created by the intellect and the spirit of scathing remark, featuring the best comedians, paying homage to Bordallo Pinheiro.

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The Big Shots - Big Shot Amália Rodrigues

Were our country to have a last name, it most certainly would be Amália. Never before and never again, will the sorrows (and some joy too, of course) be vocalized so truly. And if fado is the sound of Portugal, Amália is its flag. No panthenon could ever by large enough to house her genius and mystery. That’s why we suggestbuilding another one just for her with all the windows of Lisbon. There, overlooking the Tagus river, she’ll be given a proper homage.

The Big Shots - The Big Shot Merkel

Dressed in an austere European standard dress, this Figurão firmly holds an imperial eagle, ready to fly over the interests of the Union.

Worried posture, curious eyes, the Figurão Merkel seems to know something we would all like to know.