Sunday, February 15, 2009

Cristiana Couceiro: A Look of Her Own

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CRISTIANA COUCEIRO IS A 31-YEAR OLD ILLUSTRATOR and graphic designer who lives in Lisboa, Portugal. She collage’s vintage papers with contemporary images the old-fashioned way—with glue and scissors. Whether she follows that hand work with scanning and digitizing the pieces seem likely, as the translucent, overlapping sections would be difficult otherwise.

Cristiana has a fresh style that looks and feels effortless, a style that harkens back to the birth of modernism. It would be quite easy to over-do something like this—but she knows just when to stop. Her work has a beauty to it based on her own sense of mathmatical formulas, grids, balance, vintage ephemera, typography and numerals.

4 comments:

swapatorium said...

The work, lovely as it may be, looks to be digital, not handmade.

a.parker said...

I've been seeing these and I love them all! Thanks for the info and the highlight!

John Foster said...

I know, it does. Perhaps she starts the old-fashioned way, eventually scans the work, digitizes it. I, too, wonder how she creates the translucent sections and other parts.

Red-SSR said...

Wonderful creative design. WOW!

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