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Barda d'Égua MMXXI - alternative clandestine almanac

Barda d’Égua MMXXI

O almanaque clandestino alternativo

Barda d’Égua is a personal project based on the original Borda d’Água, a Portuguese almanac that’s been published since 1929 by the also Portuguese publisher Editorial Minerva.

This project is something I have wanted to do for a really long time, I love the original Borda d’Água and as a designer and pagination freak, it always felt like a pretty neat and complete exercise.

Besides that I had my friends’ help for creating silly content. At least 2 of them knew what I was brewing, but for everyone else I kept it a surprise.

And since this is a parody, instead of having useful information for farmers like the original, it’s filled with alternative and silly references for my friends.

I printed a limited 25 + 1 edition in 2020 to offer some friends and family for Christmas.

Center spread containing the Northern Sky map.

I made some illustrations to spread around, hand written proverbs and quotes to break the rigorous grid and a little flip animation in the top corner.

And just like the original edition, I printed it all in A3 sheets that were folded but not cut.

Phases of the Moon, the tides and agricultural calendar
Back page with the year’s judgment written by my friend Hélio Pires.

After this I decided that Barda d’Égua would become the official seal for my parody pet projects.

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