Eduardo Recife is a Brazilian designer of many talents. He’s an illustrator, graphic designer, and typographer who has worked with an amazing range of clients including the New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, Showtime, et cetera, et cetera. His quirky, grunged-up collage-based illustrations are simply captivating.
Not only does he have a great roster of clients, but last year he won a Cannes Gold Lion for book illustration. That’s pretty sweet. I’m only showing the cover here but you can see the rest of the book illustrations for this project on his commercial portfolio site.
Recife’s personal work is a lot of fun, too. If you check out his personal site you can see a wide range of illustrations from over the years, download free fonts (I am a big fan of Selfish and Porcelain, both designed in 2001), and basically be awed by the talent dripping off your computer screen. Okay, that sounds kind of gross so let’s just stick with “awed by the talent”.
If you really, really like his work (and why wouldn’t you?) there are giclée prints available via inPRNT.