Hello! We’re the Oupas, a group of three young girls and a gorgeous cat who love to do what we do.
The Oupas! studio makes graphic design and illustration in an ecological and responsible way, with the least waste possible. As a sustainable studio (with re-nourish approvement) we are recognizable by the materials we use, specially by cardboard: our material of choice.
After finishing college at ESEIG we decided that we shouldn't stop and wait for a good job, we should get into the front battle and start our own studio. We said "Oupas! (portuguese expression for "Let's go!") Let's do it!": and the project was born. We got a incubation year at our college to start our studio and see if it would work as a real business. One year of incubation at ESEIG granted us enough to keep going and in 2011 we moved to the heart of Porto and adopted a cat named Tobias. We haven't stopped since and we don't plan to; we want to keep smiling, keep cardboarding, keep getting better and keep others happy with our work.
Feiras Francas – Transparências – Porto, Portugal, 2010
Elipse da Duração – Porto, 2011
Feiras Francas – Being Green – Porto, Portugal, 2011
Crazy Cat People – Póvoa de Varzim, Portugal, 2012
Crazy Cat&Dog People – Casa Ruim, 2012
WebDesign index by content .05 - Pepin Press
Cannes Bronze Lion with Cardboard City, 2011
Reddot award with Cardboard City, 2011
Silver Award at Eurobest with Cardboard City, 2011
Rua de Antero de Quental, 241 - Sala 6
4050-057 Porto, Portugal
+351 225 098 174
+351 934 285 654
4000 facebook likes - GIVEAWAY
To celebrate our 4000 likes on Facebook we're making a giveaway. We're offering this cardboard house (one of the mockups of "Os Amores do Porto (Porto lovers)") to the more original and creative postcard/letter that we might receive by mail. If you want to participate, please send us something to our address (check the contacts area) till the 20th December. If the world doesn't end on the 21st we'll choose a winner.
Just started a new collaboration with MUUDA which is selling some of our handicrafts at their stores. Here are some of the products they're selling.
Workshop na ESAD.cr
We made and awesome workshop with students at ESAD in Caldas da Rainha. They made amazing letters in cardboard and we were so happy that we had such talented young people amongst us. :) Nice work guys!