Eduardo Recife is an artist, illustrator, graphic designer, and typographer from Brazil. He is creator of Misprinted Type, a website featuring his personal works, collages, drawings, and typefaces. Recife's clients include The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, HBO, and Showtime. He does freelance illustration and design for professional clients, but he sells his personal works to galleries or to individual clients upon request. He has been in the business of design since the mid-1990s.
Recife has worked with pencil, paint, computer, photography, and collages. Recife’s illustrations have a characteristic vintage feel and an old-era style, which he discusses in an interview with Adriana de Barros of Scene 360.
I think old graphics were unbelievably more beautiful than what we have today. It was more poetic, and the colors were more attractive. Throughout my whole life I've liked old stuff. When I was younger, I used to get worn clothes and shoes from my older cousins, and I loved it! Even today, I am really fond of vintage (second-hand) t-shirts, etc. Besides all this, I think that the vintage, worn look gives a sensation it was touched by the hands of time or by the artist. Somehow clean lines from the computer bother me, because it feels so cold and mechanical.
Most of my digital collages are processed by hand: creating textures, stains, scratches, doodles, and more. I want the computer to help me compose — not to slave me between the mouse and the chair.
Recife is also known for his mechanical
letter-forms and his love of typography. He states that "[t]ypography for me is so strong because it’s a mixture of both 'words' and 'image'. What can be more powerful than that when trying to communicate something?"
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- Adriana de Barros. "Eduardo Recife: Art Direction". Scene 360. Retrieved 2008-04-30.
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