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Porto Design Summer School

Porto is an undiscovered gem for designers everywhere: an astonishingly affordable, visually extraordinary European oasis right on the coast of Portugal, where typography reigns supreme.

It's also a summer destination for two weeks of intense design study with Hamish Muir, Andrew Howard and Jessica Helfand.

In our inaugural year last summer, we welcomed students from all over the world: in addition to students from the United States and Portugal, participants came from as far away as Mexico, India, Thailand, Turkey, Scotland and Saudi Arabia. This unique setting — combined with such an international student body — is just one of the features that makes the Porto Design Summer School so unique.

What else might you find in Porto? There are the majestic tile walls in the 1916 São Bento train station, an architectural wonder that gives way to the city's long, windy streets full of small shops and amazing cafes. (Did we mention the food is just ridiculously affordable here?) There is the Douro river, fronted by pedestrian paths and Port manufacturers (many with tasting rooms), a bridge designed by Gustave Eiffel, and further out, there is the ocean itself.  

The Porto Summer Design Editorial Course is accepting applications now. We look forward to seeing you this summer.

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