Graphic design in Portugal has no major reference than Sebastião Rodrigues (1929-1997), a graphic artist (the name that before the professionals of graphic communication were called). After forty years of work as a graphic artist, Rodrigues was internationally distinguished in 1991 by ICOGRADA’s “Excellence Award” in consideration of his remarkable work for Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation – he created the corporate identity of this institution – still in use today. His legacy still lives and the book about his work (Sebastião Rodrigues – Designer, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon) its a “must” in every portuguese designer bookshelf.
From the article “Design Colonizers” writen by the portuguese designer Emanuel Barbosa: Identity Magazine, Issue 11, Summer 2007, Art Graphics, Moscow

LINK: http://tipografos.net/portugal/SebastiãoRodrigues.pdf  via www.loreakmendian.com