quarta-feira, 30 de dezembro de 2009
I illustrated an article from the pink section of the newspaper. Yeah, don't ask.
It was about Chelsea Clinton getting married in the summer of 2010 with Marc Mezvinsky, son of a corrupt ex-congressman and a congresswoman, democratic, just like the Clintons. They both went to Stanford, he's a investment banker, she's studying health policy and management.
You never thought i'd do a piece on Clinton's daughter huh? Me neither.
terça-feira, 29 de dezembro de 2009
Acrylics on cardboard, various sizes
Long time no see!
Here are three illustrations of Farrusco, a story from Miguel Torga's Bichos. It's about a single girl who asked a cuckoo how many years did she have till marriage...he sang three times, meaning she'd be single for three years. She got really mad and this blackbird, Farrusco, laughed like crazy. She asked it again and the cuckoo didn't stop singing! She got really disappointed, but when she least expected, Farrusco showed up again and had another good laugh. She brightened up and with Farrusco's contagious grin, she started laughing so bad, that her laugh flied through the air ending up in the cuckoo's ear! The night started coming and Farrusco lied in his modest bed, resting so he could start his day early in the morning.
I summed it up by illustrating 3 key moments of the story through it's onomatopoeias.
domingo, 8 de novembro de 2009
And to join it, is now COMPLEXO DE INFERIORIDADE ep, by J-K.
Once again, may sound suspicious coming from me, but take a listen, it's really worth it. I can't stop hearing it!!! Here's the press release (for those who read portuguese), the artwork, and a download link for the ep!
"Depois de Monstro Robot, chega-nos o segundo projecto da série de lançamentos que constituem a Primeira Vaga de edições da Monster Jinx, o EP "Complexo de Inferioridade" do rapper J-K.
A relva tem que ser mais verde no local onde este trabalho foi escrito, dada a naturalidade com que o J-K expressa as suas imagens caprichosas, auxiliadas pelo seu tom de voz único. Peculiarmente, e apesar de nunca nos incentivar a tal, há todo um sentimento positivo que toma conta de nós ao ouvir este trabalho que caminha sempre entre a simplicidade desarmante e a densidade poética. A musicalidade é contagiante neste registo, cortesia da tendência natural do J-K a atribuir nuances melódicas ao seu rap e ao trabalho de produção de DarkSunn, Nexus, Taseh e Stray (que também rima no tema título do EP).
J-K veio para provar que há espiritualidade e ligação às raízes no rap alternativo."
J-K - "Complexo de Inferioridade EP"
sábado, 7 de novembro de 2009
So, i decided to make a personal homage to this painting by C.M.Coolidge, part of a series of 16 paintings from 1903 (Dogs Playing Poker), his only known work. This in particular is really referenced in popular culture and considered pretty kitschy, but i felt drawn to it from the first time i saw it. I find it really ahead of it's time, i love the quirkyness and all the details.
And here's my take on it!
quarta-feira, 4 de novembro de 2009
terça-feira, 13 de outubro de 2009
Promise you'll have a great time, and you won't be able to stop moving that nodding head and bouncing hips!
At Café au Lait, in Rua Galerias de Paris, Porto! It's already this Saturday!
terça-feira, 6 de outubro de 2009
Another Monster Jinx edition, with artwork by no other than me.
The EP is really one of a kind. Just wait for it!
"O Congo viu-o nascer, a Sertã criou-o, Lisboa dá-lhe casa e a Monster Jinx mostra-o ao mundo. Denso e desconcertante, mas sempre musical e cheio de acrobacias líricas, o J-K demonstra neste trabalho porque é que o Jinx o recrutou para a nossa base.
Com produção de DarkSunn, Nexus,Taseh e Stray (que também participa como rapper no tema título), scratch do mais recente campeão do DMC Portugal, Dj SlimCutz e direcção gráfica da min, “Complexo de Inferioridade”
estará disponível brevemente.
J-K, o império contra-ataca. "
terça-feira, 15 de setembro de 2009
Long time no see!
Spin fanzine featured some of my work in their fifth edition.
I made the illustration on the cover, another one on the inside and i'm featured in the showroom.
Also, a really cool article about RIVALS, written by COSMO :)
Check it out here!
terça-feira, 28 de julho de 2009
segunda-feira, 27 de julho de 2009
sábado, 18 de julho de 2009
We've all had rivals. We've thrown darts at them, figure of speech or otherwise. But not all of them are known enemies. We know they plot against us, but we can't put a face on them. Enter our logo. They want to make sure we fail miserably, but we will counter their inteligence and spy back on them. we don't want to be winners, we want to conquer in the fashion of a true underdog winner. Behind the Rivals brand, there are people who grew up feeling this way. They have faced off against 8-bit monsters and adversaries first, then against schoolyard champions, corporate vampires and well...all types of expectations from their families. Now, they bring you their tales of awkwardness and wit, instigations and invasions and mostly, of never really wanting to became something they are not just because everybody is supposed to suit up, shut up and grow up. All that, in clothing.
Check out the lookbook for more photos:
Keep an eye on it, trust me. Soon to be launched officially!
segunda-feira, 8 de junho de 2009
Hopefully, from now on, i'll have more chances to make stuff for myself...and blog it!
So, without further ado, i may now present you the monstrous album: MONSTRO ROBOT!!!
Myspace wanted to do a special on them, and release their album first hand, before it releases by the true label, and the best in the world, MONSTER JINX! So, go download it, and listen to it!!
Artwork by yours truly. (Do you like it?)
quarta-feira, 29 de abril de 2009
quarta-feira, 15 de abril de 2009
segunda-feira, 13 de abril de 2009
The album will be out soon, with artwork by yours truly.
And what an album. I know i never heard anything like it, it is THE freshness.
Just wait and listen! And then listen again and again! I cannot help but to discover new details, feelings and ideas each time i hear it.
For now, go listen the 1st single, Cabelos Brancos.