Visual Culture :: Brazil
Enough of the geo-political preamble, This is a design blog! we hear you cry. Rest assured readers, we haven’t forgotten my duties to you, just providing the wider context to introduce some impressive contemporary work in the visual fields, from both studios and freelancers, to have recently emerged from this Latin giant.
Latin Ascent Typography
This simple yet complex letterform by Jackson Alves was, coincidentally, created at the same Letaria workshop that Dado Queiroz (see above) taught at.
Ultra-impactful signwriting by Nomad Ink for Curitiba-based restaurant Wonka Bar. Though zany, control has been maintained over the composition.
Though much of the work displayed here is of a more unexpected flavour to typical ‘European’ design, Brazilian designers are capable of delivering clean, well-ordered logotypes with the best of 'em. These are by Dado Queiroz.
A road sign-based response to a brief for a documentary about Curitiba’s new BRT (Bus Rapid Transport) system by design studio Nomad Ink. These signs are titles for the documentary—if anyone can find it online let me know!
In the hands of a lesser studio it could so easily have gone garish. Staggering, yet unobtrusive, environmental design for Brazilian beauty centre Set by Mooz.
Illustration with type for a T-shirt design by Rafael Nascimento. No matter how far you travel, it seems homages to Helvetica and all things Swiss are never far away.
Beautiful vector illustration on the theme of gay rights for Metropole magazine by (again) Rafael Nascimento.
This’ll be one of the easiest summaries I’ve ever written and not much need be said, other than keep an eye on the blue green & yellow nation. With work of this calibre across the full gamut of creative industries Brazil’s reputation as a nation of great football may soon be eclipsed by its growing reputation in the creative fields. And to that I say “Saude!”