About Us

Lettering, Sign Painting & Graphic Design studio

Based in Lisbon, Portugal.

Halfstudio is a Lettering and Sign Painting studio established by Mariana Branco and Emanuel Barreira in 2010, where all projects are hand drawn and could be painted with brushes or applied digitally.

The studio covers various creative fields always with the Lettering being the central element: from logo design, sign painting and signage, to murals. At the same time also explores the artistic side of the Lettering in exhibitions, limited printed editions and urban art.


ICY Caps (2013, San Jose, USA)
PVS Showcard Show (2014, Massachusetts, USA)
Backyard (2014, Lisbon, Portugal)
Got it wrong (2015, Cosmo Galeria, Barcelona)
Letters are what matters ’15 (Caldas da Rainha, Portugal)
Experimenta Design ’15 (Lisbon, Portugal)
Kruella d’Enfer x Halfstudio at Village Underground Lisboa (2016, Lisbon, Portugal)
Letters are what matters ’16 (Caldas da Rainha, Portugal)
Festival Iminente by Vhils x Underdogs (2016, Oeiras, Portugal)


Le Cool Lisboa
Magnetica Magazine
We Heart

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