Thursday, August 26, 2010

Time to Play

From The Bear and the Crow, OQO Editora, 2008

In recent months I have often been spending time on tumblr, an activity which, besides being 
very self-indulgent and addictive, has led me to quite a few discoveries of new interesting artists. 
Among them, thanks to the lovely allakinda, is André Da Loba, a Portuguese illustrator 
who recently graduated from the School of Visual Arts in New York. 

From Bicho de 7 Cabeças, Companhia das Letras, 2009

André uses simple shapes, lots of pure black and primary colors to build 
his imaginative and playful illustrations, sculptures and collages
His children's books and editorial works have been recognized and awarded by 
the Bologna Children's Book Fair, The Society of Illustrators, IBBY, The Visual Magazine, 
The Creative Quarterly magazine, the 3x3 annual and others. 

Amadeo's Monsters for the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

Illustration from the unpublished The Moon Prince

Illustration from the unpublished Wolf! Wolf! Wolf!

from Bichos-faz-de-conta, Porto Editora
Two illustrations for Letras Libres

from the installation The cabinet

André currently lives in New York, where he is "secretly happy".
One of the secrets of his happiness is revealed in this video, where
we see him at play with his very special collection of handmade toys!


  1. This work is great,playful and humorous,like the handmade toys,lovely imagination.

  2. Que Belleza!!!Estoy fascinada!!
    Gracias Laura!

  3. Just The Best!!!!! Very Inspiring! Just what I needed to see. Thank you x

  4. Great artists! So much imagination and such amazing skill of form manipulation!

  5. Always so inspiring - one of my faves!

  6. nice collors! love your blog. Thanks for sharing

  7. Merci .... André Da Loba est une "mine" d'inspiration et de créativité .... c'est nourrissant ....



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