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Felipe Taborda on Latin American graphic design, Beatles album covers and his latest project
He is working with 32 top graphic designers, each one representing one of the 32 countries that will play in the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
How do you tackle piracy, the refugee crisis and learning new language using design?
These Design Indaba 2017 speakers are leading the way.
Alexis Peskine on Accu-painting, the art of using nails to make his artworks
He speaks on his Afro-French heritage, immigration and the global black experience.
Joias is a product line that merges Belgian and Brazilian craftsmanship
This project merges crafts, social engagement, design and human contact.
Photo series pokes fun at conventional glamour photography
Kolor Art Collective presents their latest tongue-in-cheek offering with Pol Kurucz at the helm.
Kolor Art Collective’s latest work questions what it means to be ‘normal’
Photographed by Pol Kurucz, the brazenly avant-garde series defies conventionalities.
Poor Billionaires photo series satirises the deep social void of Brazil
This Kolor Art Collective project uses glamour and absurdity to criticise profound income inequality.
Marvel meets Orishas: Transforming African gods into superheroes
Brazilian illustrator Hugo Canuto turned Yoruba African gods into western superheroes.
Dancing through difficulty
Liberty Express is a dance, film and cultural exchange project for children living in poverty.
Beginning of Life
Take a look at the live production that depicted the earliest years of life on Earth.
Anti-Human: An avant-garde photo series from the Kolor Art Collective
Rio de Janeiro’s Kolor Art Collective present their latest photo series highlighting animal abuse
‘The Crying Forest’: a striking reminder of the forces ravaging the Amazon
Philippe Echaroux’s artistic protest against the destruction of the rainforest.
Kolor Collective: Afro-feminism in Rio de Janeiro
The latest series by Brazil-based artists Kolor Art Collective is a tribute to the combined strength of two emancipating forces: feminism and the afro culture.
Fred Gelli on designing an Olympic identity that connects anyone and everyone
Co-founder of Tátil Design Fred Gelli talks about the award-winning firm’s ten design principles and what inspired the Olympic and Paralympic logo.
Frederico Gelli: Branding and the shared-value perspective
For co-founder of Tátil Design Fred Gelli, branding can be both sustainable and of value to the consumer.
The TransBrasil project explores gender identity through photography
Brazil is reportedly the world’s most violent place for transgender people. Jetmir Idrizi’s photo series documents the country's persecuted community.
Alfredo Brillembourg: Architecture as a response to social issues
Alfredo Brillembourg’s work addresses the housing crisis and poverty through architecture.
Advertising billboard doubles as Zika mosquito trap
Two Brazilian agencies are creating awareness around the Zika virus while alleviating the problem.
Immersive 360-degree world drawn with a permanent marker
Accomplished artist Oscar Oiwa exhibits “Oiwa Island 2” at the Setouchi Triennale art festival.
The designer works as the creative catalyst, says Fred Gelli
Focused on sustainable design, Fred Gelli believes we’ll need to redesign the way we live.
“Coletor Cidadão” debunks the stigma of garbage collectors in Brazil
Social design used to build community awareness around garbage-collecting professionals.
Miniature reading gets Brazilians excited about books
The Leitura de Bolso campaign sends mini-reading instalments to smartphones to get Brazilians excited about reading.
Fred Gelli: Design that unifies people, nature and the Olympic spirit
The Rio 2016 logo, designed by Fred Gelli’s Tátil Design, is based on contagious energy, harmonious diversity, exuberant nature, and the Olympic spirit.
Acclaimed Brazilian graphic designer Fred Gelli founded design agency Tátil, and recently designed the branding for the Rio 2016 Olympics and Paralympic Games.
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