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. His work is characterized for its old era style. Eduardo reuses worn out objects, faded photos, and misplaced and broken stuff.
Eduardo had no prior artistic education, he learned everything from trial and error. He used to expend most of his time experimenting with collages, paint and textures. His earliest artistic memory is from his kindergarten class, when he drew a tree with leaves on all the branches. This early display of artistic skill greatly impressed his teachers, and Recife cites that moment as the first time he recognized his own talent.
In 1997 Eduardo Recife started to create his own typefaces for his personal use. Somehow told him it would be a good idea to distribute them online so other people could use them as well. So Eduardo named his website MisprintedType as the name of his very first typeface. In the same period Eudardo started to play with handmade collages and some digital art.
Eduardo Recife’s work is pretty unique and full of creativity. The biggest source of his inspiration is life and everything that crosses his mind. His work is somehow a way for him to filter all the information he receives (thoughts, feelings,etc) arrange it and put it on paper.
Beginning with an idea/concept, Eduardo then starts collecting materials to work with. Usually he does not sketch because it limits the unexpected and spontaneity of the process of creation.
His work is characterized by its old era style. Eduardo reuses worn out objects, faded photos, and misplaced and broken stuff. He thinks old graphics were unbelievably more beautiful than what we have today. It was more poetic, and the colors were more attractive. Throughout his whole life he has liked old stuff. When Eduardo was younger, he used to get worn clothes and shoes from his older cousins, and he loved it. Even today, Eduardo is really fond of vintage (second-hand) t-shirts, etc. Besides all this, Eduardo thinks that the vintage, worn look gives a sensation it was touched by the hands of time or by the artist.
Most of its digital collages are processed by hand: creating textures, stains, scratches, doodles, and more. The computer helps him to compose but it doesn’t enslave him between the mouse and the chair.
His words as tips for upcoming artists and designers are “Dont give up!”