When I started the mini Rio project I didn’t know I would make 100 pictograms, but after creating some city illustrations I realized I could expand the exercise to a huge spectrum of possibilities. So, I started developing a subject list, finally establishing 100 as the goal to attain.
At first I didn’t know if I’d find a hundred ideas, but then I realized the most difficult part would be what to leave out of the original plan. The thematic limit in mini Rio is mostly based on a personal basis and is rooted in my perception of the city. I didn’t care to create a conglomerate of images expressing the collective or “official” vision of Rio; that would have been equally arbitrary. In consequence, the project could perfectly be called 'my Rio'.