Faz de Conto is a beautiful bookshop in Coimbra Portugal, owned by Sofia Correia. To celebrate their third anniversary last year they did a limited edition tote bag and postcards, inviting six illustrators to make a reinterpretation of their logo, giving them total freedom. I was one of illustrators and illustrated Sofia reading a book on the moon, since her logo has a hole cut in a book, representing the magic that is inside the pages.
This year I got a chance to illustrate their new tote bag, printed in black and white. Books about dinosaurs are a big hit at their shop, and the owner, Sofia, loves long necked, plant eating dinos, like Brachiosaurus.
I decided to illustrate a scene where Sofia is in her bookshop, listening to a story told by these lovely creatures, creating a connection to the magical space that is her shop, where kids and adults can take beautiful books to their homes and tell, or listen to the stories inside them.
Available at Faz de Conto’s online and physical shop as a limited edition!