Post-print is an on-going project which aims to explore the creative possibilities of augmented reality (AR) alongside graphic design. The focus, for now, is poster design and the use of 3D space as a tool for communication.

The content is being created over time and will be posted continuously to the instagram page, allowing you to keep track of the progress.

About the project

How can virtual 3D space help delivering a message? The augmented content layer can add both depth and movement to the design. It also enables the creation of a new information layer, resulting in a more interactive and engaging experience for the viewer.

Post-print was initiated in 2017 by Serafim Mendes, in the context of his thesis for the MA in Communication Design at ESAD Matosinhos. Serafim Mendes is both a student and a freelance graphic designer/illustrator based in Porto, Portugal. His focus within graphic design is mostly typography, 3D, poster, editorial, and identity design.

There will be an exhibition where you will be able to experience the AR posters yourself. The date and place is yet to be announced. After the thesis is complete the project will keep running, eventually expanding and exploring more printed formats.

The app

The Post-print player app will be released at both App Store and Play Store, with the opening of the exhibition. This app allows you to experience the augmented designs through your device, during the exhibition.

Typeface contributions

Integral by Connary Fagen

Adieu by Good Type Foundry

Monitor Display by Diana Ferreira

Arre by Gonçalo Fialho

SM Häuser by Mark Niemeijer

Morion by David Einwaller (TDF)

Digestive by Jérémy Landes

Grandmaster by Lucas Descroix (TDF)

Favorit/Prophet by Dinamo Typefaces

Faktura by Futur Neue


I'm very grateful to everyone above, who kindly provided their typefaces for personal use in this project.

Special thanks

Prof. Ana Raposo, thesis coordinator;

Inês Leal, for the photography/video;

Family and friends, for all the support.

Copyright © 2017-2018 Serafim Mendes