Brasil em mim book cover
Text by Fernando Paulouro Neves
Cover by Francisco Elias


Working for whom we admire is one of the most pleasant feelings, especially when there is total creative freedom. This was what happened when I recently was invited to draw the cover – just the cover – for the book "Brasil em mim" of the journalist and friend Fernando Paulouro Neves, winner of the 13th edition of the Eduardo Lourenço Prize.

"Brasil em mim" recounts the author´s travel from Brasília – Oscar Niemeyer´s city – to the Amazon.
The cover is a modernist (de)construction based on Brazilian flag shapes and Niemeyer buildings, where the basic elements of graphic design – line, shape, texture and space – flow in a single gesture.
The main idea focus a visual cliché – Brazilian flag – interpreted in an unexpected way, drawing a bridge between places, cities and states, all represented by geometric shapes.
Thank you.