Tagged: portugal
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    Oct 2015

    João Fazenda

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    João Fazenda is an illustrator from Lisbon, Portugal and currently working and living in London, England. He studied Painting at belas-artes ulisboa (The Lisbon School of Fine-Arts). The majority of his work is made up of editorial and book illustration, however, he has worked on comics, animation, posters and CD covers. His work has been exhibited across Europe in Switzerland, Italy, Portugal, Spain, and England.

    Fazenda has worked for several international clients include Sol, Time Out Lisboa, New York Times, The Guardian, The Scientist, and Nobrow, earning several awards along the way. In 2001 Amadora international Comic Festival awarded him Best Portuguese Comic Book for his comic Tu és Mulher da Minha Vida, Ela a Mulher dos Meus Sonhos (You’re the Woman of my Life, She’s the Woman of my Dreams) and he currently hold five Awards of Excellence for Illustration from the Society Of Newspapers Design (SND).

    Fazenda’s images are full of vitality. They are playful and dynamic and just feel fun. I believe that is partly due to his use of fluid and exaggerated shapes. They are clear, conveying information swiftly. The other part has to be his use of strong bold colours. They work as a great device to group objects, as well as playing off one another.

    You can find more of João Fazenda’s illustrations on his website, and Tumblr.

  2. 28

    Feb 2014

    Fashion Fridays ~ António Soares

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    António Soares is a fashion illustrator based in Portugal, and represented by German agency Candy. Mr. Soares’ soft watercolours and graceful lines give his illustrations a whimsical feeling. It is as if his figures are a vague memory, or a dream, on the cusp of fading completely.

    Go to Mr. Soares’ tumblr to see more of his work.

  3. 21

    Aug 2013

    Carolina Buzio

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    Carolina Buzio is a communication design student from Portugal, with a real passion for animation, illustration, ceramics, books and type.

    “One of my dreams is to have a huuuuuge collection of books (especially children’s books, and pop-up books!) and a huuuuuuge collection of animations from all over the world!”

    Well said. Enjoy her wonderful exploratory work.

  4. 9

    Jun 2013

    Júlio Dolbeth

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    Born in Angola, but currently working in Porto, Portugal, Júlio Dolbeth has a very experimental and carefree style. Already having completed a degree in Communication Design and a Master in Multimedia Art, he is currently pursuing a doctorate in Illustration. On top of his studies Mr. Dolbeth co-founded Art Gallery, Dama Aflita, a space dedicated to illustration in Porto. Júlio Dolbeth is a mixed-media artist, but does seem to favour the humble pencil. Where his line work is loose and somewhat erratic, giving it that sketchbook-feel and filling his pieces with vigour. You can check out more of his work here.

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    Feb 2013

    Ricardo Bessa

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    Ricardo is from Portugal and now lives in London. He works at D&AD, the famous creative hub home to the famous Yellow Pencil award. On Ricardo’s website you’ll find some excellent projects, both personal and professional. His Gallery of Mo portraits are fun, and I highly recommend taking a look at ‘Ever After’, his MA final project. I like the often whimsical and sometimes provocative nature of his work, so of course we were delighted to receive this suggestion. Now, wonder on over and gasp in delight at the rest of Ricardo’s portfolio…

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