Collages, Illustrations and Free Fonts of Eduardo Recife

From Brazil come the eerily pleasurable illustrations, elegantly distressed fonts and dramatic brushes of Eduardo Recife. I immediately fell in love with his collages when I stumbled upon his website – misprintedtype.com –  while looking for inspiration while studying. Then I read his short bio:

 

“I’ve been drawing since I was little. At school I had notebooks filled with drawings instead of  notes. I used to tattoo my buddies with a black ink pen. I used to draw on any kind of surface when I was bored… I believe it’s what I do best. It’s also the best way for me to communicate things I can’t find words for… It’s a theraphy, it’s a hobbie, it’s a job, it’s what makes me happy.”

 

It reminded me so much of myself that the love solidified and I kept digging around his portfolios (his commercial and personal are separate). Hmm, should probably consult my therapist about the love and self. Anyway, the more I looked the more impressed I became. So much so that I  felt compelled  to show some of his illustrations and collages, as well as give some direction as to where to download his fonts, freebies and brushes.

 

Collages

I find myself agitated, but grateful for it as I try to piece together the messages. Very peculiar combination.

 

 The Map of the Interior World

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Who cares about outside?

 

 Art of Losing

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Don’t want to say anything about this one.

 

E o Amor?

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When words are superfluous.

 

Illustration

Ugh, the piquancy of these cuts me to the bone – but at least with loving hands.

 

True Love Waits

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Hope so.

 

Everything Will Be Just Fine

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Hope so x 2.

 

 Watch it on TV

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Raw.

 

“I want the computer to help me compose — not to slave me between the mouse and the chair.” – Eduardo Recife

 

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(New York Magazine – Wedding Special Issue. 2011)

 

Fonts

I find the polemic nature of his fonts very interesting and invaluable. He has both free and commercial available. I’m just going to show you his free ones just to give a sense of his command.

 

Broken15

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Sad but seemingly true.

 

 Porcelain

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Fragile, indeed.

 

Nail Scratch 

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I’ll pretend, thanks.

 

Brushes and elements

 

Brush pack 8 

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This is just a quick sampling of 1 of his 8 free brush sets available. Satisfyingly brutal.

 

Goodies 

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Or perhaps you’d rather have the curious vector elements?

Eduardo Recife has been a huge deal for me, I hope he resonates for you on some level (or at least you get some free fonts and brushes).

Debrief

Personal work

http://www.misprintedtype.com/v4/

Commercial work

http://www.eduardorecife.com/

Fonts

http://www.misprintedtype.com/v4/

http://www.myfonts.com/person/Eduardo_Recife/

http://www.urbanfonts.com/fonts.php?fontauthor=120

http://www.dafont.com/misprinted-type.d298

Freebies and brushes

http://www.misprintedtype.com/v4/

Flickr

http://www.flickr.com/photos/eduardorecife/

John Hansen

John Hansen

John Hansen is a Los Angeles based graphic designer. Loves typography and messy illustration. Digs cats, reading books and cooking. Blue.

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