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Visual Arabia Design Yearbook 2013
Donzela lands in Dubai!
The Visual Arabia Design Yearbook 2013 just arrived, featuring two of the illustrations I made for the book A Donzela sem Mãos. The book is very interesting , full of great work and killer interviews. Good job everyone! And a big thanks to VA creative director Kamil Roxas, for inviting me to be one of the book's international guests.

Visual Arabia
is Middle East's first multidisciplinary creative and digital design conference, aiming to be the "melting pot" of content creators across the region and a good venue for learning from those in the forefront of the international design scene. It's a gathering of the creative community to celebrate design excellence, share ideas and inspiration. It's a full-day conference packed with visionary talks from top influencers in the field of design, illustration, animation and photography. The first conference happened in March 2013, at Dubai.
22.05.2013 | 
The girl is here!
A Donzela Sem Mãos e Outros Contos de Fadas online sale
Written by Helena Gomes and published by Escrita Fina Edições, the book A Donzela sem Mãos e outros Contos de Fadas (The Girl Without Hands and Other Fairy Tales) is finally out.

It took me a lot of time to finish this book, way more than one could expect. Tough times. Donzela was conceived amongst many doubts about my work and profession, surviving the ups and downs of this crazy market and submerged in long periods of stress and exhaustion. Each line was a little victory and each victory was shared and cherished with the ones close to me. Many others cheered me up whenever I showed some WIP in my
Instagram feed (Thank you all!). And in this whole process I could always count with my dearest friend and publisher Laura van Boeckel, who supported me since the first of my many "I won't make it thru this" calls.

The book was a huge experiment in order to find something fresh, one of my attempts to break away from my style and breathe new air. Inspired be letterpress printing and limiting myself to the use of only four colors with no variations, this book lead me to a more careful kind of planning, thinking ahead all the compositions, layers and contrasts, and looking for new colors by creating line patterns using a fixed grid and mixing them on top of other colors. A big colored puzzle.

I used everything I know about art nouveau and the 19th century fairy tale illustrations, and let some of my main inspirations come out without restrictions, combining Alphonse Mucha with Ivan Bilibin and throwing Mike Mignola on the mix just to give an edge to it all. As for concepts, I wanted to place all heroines and princesses far from what we are used to regarding fairy tales. I wanted new homes for them, placing the girls from Eastern Europe to the far Mongolia. I really believe fairy tales belong to the world and that could have happened anywhere.

The book had a small first edition and even thou its only published in Portuguese, if you want to grab a copy please send an email to the publisher. I hope someday we have editions in other languages!

Meanwhile all I can say is that I see a king coming in the horizon...
17.04.2013 | 
A Biennial Day in April
10th Brazilian Graphic Design Biennial 2013

Just got the invitation to be part of the final round jury for the 10th Brazilian Graphic Design Biennial. From a total of 1910 submitted projects, 725 made into the final shortlist and now it's our turn to take a good look at them. To my friend Bruno Porto and to everyone at ADG, thank you! It's really an honor to be part of this story.

10th Brazilian Graphic Design Biennial is organized by ADG Brasil, the Brazilian Graphic Designers Association, a non-profit organization founded in 1989 with the fundamental objectives of promoting and valorizing Graphic Design in Brazil, as well as to affirm the profession's identity. Currently the longest-lived professional design association in the country, ADG Brasil is frequently consulted by government agencies, as well as international organizations and publications regarding design issues in Brazil.
29.03.2013 | 
Mondo Tarantino
Mondo Tarantino
Illustrations for Mondo Tarantino official website, a film festival organized by CCBB, Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, and shown in Sao Paulo and Brasilia, featuring the movies Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Natural Born Killers, Four Rooms, From Dusk Till Dawn, Jackie Brown, Kill Bill, Death Proof, Sin City and Inglorious Basterds.
Righteous Rides - Le Mans
Righteous Rides - Le Mans
Posters exhibited at Hero Complex Gallery's Righteous Rides...and the Dudes Who Drive Them! show, celebrating the most famous modes of transportation of our favorite movies, games and comics.
Zero Dark Thirty
Zero Dark Thirty
Published by Entertainment Weekly in its 2012 Best & Worst issue, Zero Dark Thirty was my first job for the magazine and for Steven Charny, the magazine's Design Director.
The Town Musicians of Bremen
The Town Musicians of Bremen
Illustration of The Town Musicians of Bremen tale published by Edições SM on the book Coletânea de Recontos - Irmãos Grimm and exhibited on the 8º Prêmio Barco a Vapor de Literatura Infantil e Juvenil 2012.
24 Hours of Le Mans
24 Hours of Le Mans
Infographic for Mundo Estranho magazine about the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans Grand Prix, showing details about the race, the track, the different categories and the pit stop.
Carioca Potato Chips
Carioca Potato Chips
Illustrations for Piraquê's Carioca potato chips new packages. The images pay homage to the city of Rio de Janeiro showing some of its numerous landmarks: A panoramic view with the Pão de Açúcar mountains, the Copacabana promenade and the Maracanã Stadium.
A Donzela Sem Mãos
A Donzela Sem Mãos
Illustrations for the book A Donzela sem Mãos e outros Contos de Fadas (The Girl Without Hands and Other Fairy Tales), written by Helena Gomes and published by Escrita Fina Edições.
Mobile Payments
Mobile Payments
Illustration for the Canadian Grocer magazine about the new methods of mobile payment, the pros and cons, the banks and telcos' race to win the market and what should the retailers expect after the impact of the system's implementation.
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