Underdogs Art Store // Add Fuel's book

/ March 30, 2018

Book signing session with the artist

6 April | 5pm – 7pm


Underdogs Art Store is please to announce that from Friday, 6 April, we'll be selling the book “Square One”, by Portuguese artist Add Fuel.


"Square One", the first book on Diogo Machado aka Add Fuel's work, launched by the artist last March, features throughout its 240 pages a fine selection of unique artworks, artist editions and mural pieces – a comprehensive approach to an original oeuvre which has been greatly characterised by the effort in rethinking and reworking the aesthetics of Portuguese tile work in a markedly contemporary format.


With an introductory text by art writer and curator Sasha Bogojev, and an in-depth reflection by the art historian Alexandre Pais (National Tile Museum), who look at Diogo Machado's work in a distinct and singular way, the book also features art direction by Nuno Salvaterra, graphic design by Valdemar Lamego, and the purposely created “Add Fuel” typeface by João Miranda.


Widely illustrated throughout its 240 pages with colour photos of pieces with recourse to a variety of techniques and media – from ceramic to cross stitch embroidery, among others –, as well as public art pieces produced in countries like Portugal, Spain, the UK, Norway, France, Italy, Tunisia, United States or Australia, the book further includes a catalogue with a selection of original patterns which the artist has created since 2008, constituting thus an overview of this unique art form in the urban environment that Diogo Machado has been developing.



Square One

A book by Diogo Machado aka Add Fuel


Signing session with the artist:

Friday, 6 April

5pm – 7pm


Free admission


Underdogs Art Store

Rua da Cintura do Porto de Lisboa,

Armazém A, porta 20

Cais do Sodré, Lisbon

Tuesday to Sunday, 10am – 7pm


Add Fuel

ISBN: 978-989-20-8246-2


Texts: Sasha Bogojev; Alexandre Pais
Graphic design: Valdemar Lamego
English and Portuguese
23 × 23 cm; 240 pages; softcover

Print run: 450 copies

March 2018