Rita Castilho Sá Couto, aka Rita Laranja is a multidisciplinary creative designer based in Porto. She works in various forms and formats, from album design, printmaking, editorial design, ceramic, UX/UI, illustration and clothes design across all platforms. Unable to focus in one practice she fluctuates between printed and digital matter. 
As a self taught printmaker, she’s fascinated by various hand printing techniques therefore most of her personal work takes the form of relief prints created using the lengthy process of lino-cutting and wood-cutting.
Currently working as a freelancer and doing some personal projects exploring illustration, clothes design and ceramics. 

For freelance/collaboration enquiries, please reach out via email. 

Studio Gallery
Pressing Matters — Issue 05 2018

Featured Creative
The Design kids Porto 2019

Matriz Perdida
Ecos de Lima Festival— Ponte da Barca 2019

Vizinhas Banhantes 
Daily Day — Porto 2018

Collective Exhibition
Um instante antes da explosão
Saco Azul/Maus Hábitos — Porto 2022

Stall Bookshop — Porto 2017

Freelancer Edition
The Design Kids Tuesdays 2019

Full CV available on request.

Art direction and design of the album Lexicon Hall.

Like some sort of digital ayahuasca, the album is an intense psychedelic journey guided by drums and harshly bowed strings, channelling voices from other planes and fusing them with Dies Lexic very own distinctive voice.

Dies Lexic — Lexicon Hall

Favela Discos, 2022

Album design and art direction for Bezbog’s new album.

Artwork and design for Névoa cassette tape.
Cover artwork made with linocut, handprinted.
Find more here.

Original linocut print artwork and design for the Batsaykhan album.
With 20 limited edition green vinyl records accompanied by an original 4 colour reduction linocut print, signed and numbered by me.
Linocut print available on mu shop!
Album available here.

IN TRUX WE PUX is a series of 4 records compiling the underground music scene of Porto from recent years and some musical pieces by Favela Discos.
Covers artwork made by various Porto artists showcasing a part of the art scene in the city. 

IN TRUX WE PUX album collection

Favela Discos, 2020

Judas Triste is a metatechno band based in Porto, created by David Machado, Dora Vieira and Nuno Oliveira to announce a new era of darkness to planet Earth. This prophetic trio of alchemist-musicians transfigures electricity operating an ensemble of electronic appliances and objects mechanically abused.

The artwork was created by the artist João Alves during the recording of the album, materializing the music concept as a painting. So the design represents the cyclical nature of the painting, as you can rotate the painting, you can also rotate the album itself, creating a loop of infinite alchemist music.