Eduardo Recife: Interview and Drawings

3 Comments | February 17, 2010

"True Love Waits" by Eduardo Recife

"True Love Waits" by Eduardo Recife

Eduardo Recife seems to me that rare talents who’s work is both distinctly his own and in tune with the times.  This Brazilian illustrator has an impressive list of gigs under his belt, including a cover for a New York Times article and ads for Upper Playground – check out his professional portfolio for more.  He’s developed a fun “mash-up” typography and was even voted as one of the Top 10 Fonts of 2008 on MyFonts.

His personal site is misprinted type, itself a collage like many of his art pieces.  On version 4 now, you can see still the previous versions. As he puts it, it’s his “personal playground” and also features many of his great drawings.

Eduardo was kind enough to partake in our interview.  Here’s what he had to say:

What’s your name?

Eduardo Recife

Where did you grow up and where do you live now?


How old are you?


What is your educational background? What, if anything, did you study?

I graduated in Graphic Design (even though I consider myself self-taught).

"Question Everything" by Eduardo Recife

"Question Everything" by Eduardo Recife

How do you make a living?

Illustration, art and type.

What does “art” mean to you?

It means something that touches you somehow.

How long have you been making art, and what role does that play in your life?

I’ve been drawing since I was a little kid. But I started doing it professionally 11 years ago. I guess its something that was born with me, sometimes I just have an urge to produce.

"Judge Not" by Eduardo Recife

"Judge Not" by Eduardo Recife

What role does drawing play in your work? Is it a means to an end, or an end in and of itself?

I usually draw things that are in my head. A large portion of my work was about things I was searching for answers, things that bothered me, or made me full of joy.

Are there any people that influenced you that stand out? What current artists do you follow?

I think tht Eric Boucheron from was probably the guy that influenced me the most when I just started working with collage. I still think that the stuff he did 10 years ago was fantastic! Nowadays Im very much into abstract art.

"Heal" by Eduardo Recife

"Heal" by Eduardo Recife

What would you consider your “style” of art to be, if you have one?

I’m not really into categories.

What’s your weapon of choice? What medium and drawing tool do you prefer to use?

I really love everything; Collage, drawings, painting… But drawing is probably something Im more obsessed with. I draw all the time.

"Are You Together" by Eduardo Recife

"Are You Together" by Eduardo Recife

Thanks Eduardo for taking the time to interview and sharing your fantastic work with us! Hope to see more from you in the future 🙂

Eduardo Recife online:

misprinted type 4.0


Flickr (Gallery)