I started this project as a visual mixtape/homage to the bands that influenced me over the years, in style and ideology. It took shape as designs based on the songs I relate to the most.
The american punk breed (Bad Brains, Black Flag, Dead Kennedys, Gorilla Biscuits, Agnostic Front, etc.), specially that of the 80s and 90s, left a very wide and strong legacy, seen even today in a variety of cultural activities. Each city has or had its particular scene and the traffic between bands and tours ended up mixing and spreading this whole movement beyond US borders. And so across time, as some of these bands were short-lived or had an explosive creative apex, their music and ideas remaining strong today.
For me, besides listening to these songs for as long as I can remember, their ethos and ideology were equally remarkable. The fact that people were producing and promoting their art and music in such an independent way, apart from any kind of mainstream acceptance or endorsement, makes more and more sense these days and is something I constantly seek in my own work.
This was also one of those shelved personal projects until an opportunity came to bring them to life in a stencil live session. I’ll keep adding new designs and pictures from the eventual results here.
A fictional book cover/poster designed as a homage to the great type design of Input, a code font by David Jonathan Ross. This was part of a study in open type features, conducted by the great Crystian Cruz.
10 years or so of sketching typefaces around came to a very pleasant closure in meeting Fontstruct, an online, modular-based font editor. All 16 (for now) fonts are available for free download and non-commercial use here.
As of 2009 I have been responsible for the visual parts of the low-tech electronic/experimental/chip music collective and label Chippanze, designing everything from flyers to cover artworks and printed matter.
Every now and then I create some personal artwork accompanied with a mixtape to celebrate this very portfolio updates and try to illustrate where my head is at said moments. You can check them all out (downloads included) here.
It took me a while to get my own logo and identity system to a final version, so here is the process behind it, referencing 60’s and 70’s diving companies and corporate logos to achieve a psychedelic “go deeper into yourself” vibe.
Selected submission for the exhibition celebrating 95 years of life and work of Nelson Mandela, which in planned to be shown in several countries. I am honored to be a part of such a great initiative. Know about it here.
Back in 2002, I designed an interactive comic book inspired by the first album by the band Fantômas, “Amenaza al Mundo”. This was my graduation project and remained on my shelves for over a decade, due to laziness, technology changes (it was assembled in Flash 4), and my pursuit of other interests. Reviewing it these days, I think it still has some freshness and an interesting mix of languages and experimentation. It was intended to be both a tribute to the inspiring music it is based on and a visual collage, clicking on the mask icon will reveal your way around it, each “page” hidden on the maze of comic strips index. In order to see it you’ll need Flash Player and a good amount of volume in your speakers. Enjoy it here.
My submission for the brazilian version of the Lollapalooza music festival poster contest.