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    Rincon Sapiência - also known as Manicongo - is a rapper and poet from São Paulo, Brazil. We had the challenge of thinking, talking and building … Read More
    Rincon Sapiência - also known as Manicongo - is a rapper and poet from São Paulo, Brazil. We had the challenge of thinking, talking and building together the graphic design for the long awaited album "Galanga Livre". With influences from African, electronic and Jamaican music, his compositions approach an awareness and empowerment of Afrodescendence in contemporary Brazil. The name "Galanga Livre" is inspired by a tale about a slave who, in order to conquer his freedom, commits a "Barbarian crime" (name of an album track). Read Less
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Ambition / Ambição

Rincon Sapiência – também conhecido como Manicongo –, é rapper e poeta paulista. Tivemos o desafio de pensar, conversar e construir juntos o projeto gráfico para o aguardado álbum “Galanga Livre”. Com influências da música africana, eletrônica e jamaicana, as composições abordam a consciência e a valorização da afrodescendência no Brasil contemporâneo. O nome “Galanga Livre” é inspirado em um conto que aborda a história de um escravo que para conquistar sua liberdade, comete um “Crime Bárbaro” (nome de uma das faixas do álbum).

Rincon Sapiência - also known as Manicongo - is a rapper and poet from São Paulo, Brazil. We had the challenge of thinking, talking and building together the graphic design for the long awaited album "Galanga Livre". With influences from African, electronic and Jamaican music, his compositions approach an awareness and empowerment of Afrodescendence in contemporary Brazil. The name "Galanga Livre" is inspired by a tale about a slave who, in order to conquer his freedom, commits a "Barbarian crime" (name of an album track).





Strategy / Estratégia

Para equilibrar as diversas sonoridades e dar força aos símbolos exaltados, a capa se inspira em uma estética setentista de discos jamaicanos e brasileiros, com uma tipografia de peso e uma paleta viva e rica. Contrastando à limpeza da capa, desenvolvemos uma série de padrões circulares que colidem elementos do grafite e demais intervenções urbanas, com padrões caligráficos inspirados por escritas africanas. 

Produced by Bóia Fria Produções. Photography by Renato Stockler

To balance the different sounds and give strength to its symbols, the cover is inspired by a setentistic aesthetic of Jamaican and Brazilian records, with a heavy typography and a lively and rich palette. In contrast to the cleaning of the cover, we developed a series of circular patterns that collide elements of graphite and other urban interventions, with calligraphic patterns inspired by African writings.