Lello Livraria Inaugurates unprecedented project with TIME magazine and José Saramago Foundation

June 1, tuesday, at 10:30 am, with the presence of Pilar del Río and the TIME's creative director, D.W. Pine
Two timeless and world-class brands - Livraria Lello and Time - come together on a journey through the Nobel Prizes for Literature. The installation Lello X Time: What Makes a Nobel? will be presented to the public on Tuesday, June 1st, at 10:30 am, together with the new room dedicated to the only Nobel Prize for Literature in Portuguese, with the support of the José Saramago Foundation.

The project will start up through a panel composed by the president of the Board of Directors of Livraria Lello, Aurora Pedro Pinto, by the president of the José Saramago Foundation, Pilar del Río, by the writer José Luís Peixoto (José Saramago 2001 Literary Prize) and by Time's creative director, DW Pine, who will be streaming live from New York.

The presentation ceremony of the project will also include a guided tour of the installation Livraria Lello x Time: What Makes a Nobel ?, in which authors from the Swedish Academy who were on the cover of the North American magazine are highlighted, but also many others, not nobel, who deserved first page honors.

The artistic intervention is signed by Time's creative director, D.W. Pine, in what is his first public installation. Pine is responsible for the design of one of the most iconic brands in the world. Over the past 20 years, he has been responsible for more than 500 Time covers, including the 2019 Best Cover of the Year by the American Society of Magazine Editors. Also in 2019, D.W.Pine was considered Art Director of the Year, by Folio: Eddie & Ozzie Awards.

Simultaneously, Livraria Lello inaugurates a room entirely dedicated to the only Nobel Prize for Literature in Portuguese, in partnership with the José Saramago Foundation, and edits, in collaboration with Porto Editora, four books by the writer: Memorial do Convento, Ensaio sobre a Cegueira, O Evangelho segundo Jesus Cristo and As Intermitências da Morte. The covers of the four works feature the original illustrations by João Maio Pinto.

The ceremony will also be marked by the performance of Sofia Escobar and the pianist Diogo Santos Silva (keyboardist for the Portuguese band Expensive Soul), with the interpretation of I dreamed a dream of the musical Os Miseráveis, based on the novel by Victor Hugo published in 1862.