Mariana Branco (b. 1986) and Emanuel Barreira (b. 1986) are the artists behind Halfstudio, a collective based in Portugal which develops projects in various creative fields always with lettering and sign painting as the central element.
Their visual language is characterised by three-dimensional letters and dynamic layouts, reflecting striking messages and vibrant colours.
Producing studio work as well as public art, their approach encapsulates contemporary themes and ideas and a careful preoccupation with surrounding communities.
The duo have been showcasing their work in exhibitions and urban art festivals both in Portugal and internationally.