Inês Castel-Branco

Inês Castel-Branco 2018-04-11T17:47:55-04:00

Inês Castel-Branco was born in Lisbon and lived for many years in a small city in the interior of Portugal that shares her name: Castelo Branco. She spent many vacations drawing in a notepad, discovering her own distinct methods of painting, and learning to take photos with her father’s antique Canon. At 18 years old, she went to study architecture in Oporto. Later, curiosity led her to study abroad in Barcelona. It was only supposed to be for a year, but she liked the city so much that she stayed another year to do a master’s degree, then a doctorate, and wound up doing a thesis on the theatre of the ’60s. During all of this, she founded Fragmenta Editorial with Ignasi Moreta, and so submerged herself in the fascinating world of the typography and layout of books.