Typography plays an important part in Brazil-based Eduardo Recife’s work. As well as using it in many of his collaged illustrations, he has created more than 20 typefaces. His collages play with vintage imagery – anything from Michelangelo to Victoriana. They use decorative papers to great effect, creating intriguing narratives: ‘I enjoy taking things out of their original context. The process reminds me of how dreams work; where several symbols interact with each other, creating a metaphor or telling a story.’ He digitally manipulates some of his images, but never creates the source material himself, as he loves the charm and ...

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