Ana Raposo

Ana Raposo


Porto, Portugal


University of the Arts London (UAL). Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design (CSM). Ph.D. – Communication Design (2012).

University of Porto (UP). Faculty of Fine Arts (FBAUP). Graduation degree in Communication Design (Graphic Arts) (2003).


Current Occupation

Lecturer. College of Arts and Design of Matosinhos (ESAD).


Research Interests

Visual communication, subcultures, punk, counter-culture, political dissidence.


Keep it Simple, Make it Fast!

Crass (1978) – The Feeding of the Five Thousand | Exploited (1981) – Punk’s Not Dead | Peste & Sida (1987) – Veneno


KISMIF belonging

The graphic language of Punk in Portugal, through the analysis of published work (such as vinyl and tapes) and ephemera (such as posters and flyers).


What do I get?

Punk, heritage, memories and artifacts.

Punk, style, aesthetics and corporality.

Artistic creation and underground musical scenes.



Sabin, R. & Raposo, A. Designing British neo-fascist rock, 1977-1987. From ‘Rock Against Communism’ to ‘Blood and Honour’. In Virchow, F. (ed.) Visual politics of the far right. Springer VS. (To be published)

Raposo, A. Rival Tribal Rebel Revel: the anarcho-punk movement crossovers and subcultural internecine. In Dines, M. (ed.) Anarcho-punk anthology. (To be published)

Raposo, A. (2013) – Rebels with a cause. In Bestley, R. (ed.) Where have all the bootboys gone?: skinhead style and graphic subcultures. London: University of the Arts London.

Raposo, A. (2012) – 30 years of agitprop: the representation of ‘extreme’ politics in punk and post-punk music graphics in the United Kingdom from 1978 to 2008. Unpublished Ph.D. thesis. London: University of the Arts London.

Raposo, A. (2011) – Never trust a hippie: the representation of ‘extreme’ politics in punk music graphics and the influences of protest and propaganda traditions. Conference proceedings of Design History Society Annual Conference 2011: Design Activism and Social Change.

Raposo, A. (2011) – We mean it, maaan!: the representation of ‘extreme’ politics in punk music graphics. Conference proceedings of The Endless End: The 9th International European Academy of Design Conference 2011.