Kiko Farkas is seen as a leading Brazilian graphic designer and his company, Máquina Estúdio (Machine Studio), is responsible for doing some of Brazil's most famous creative projects, such as the visual communication of Municipal Theater of São Paulo and the Praça das Artes cultural center.
The studio has received several awards and accolades, especially for Farkas' most notably recognised work: 300 posters created for the Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra to advertise the orchestra's weekly and monthly concert programmes.
If you do a search for “Kiko Farkas” on the internet, the above project is bound to pop up. It's one that he has publicly mastered.
The digitally printed posters were showcased in the foyer of Sala São Paulo Cultural Centre and surprisingly the posters did not conform to anything to do with music: instead, he decided to create a visual explosion of nature-inspired images.
“Our goal was to create parallels between music and images, without ever using the images normally associated with classical music,” explains Farkas.
Since the poster project was launched in 2003, it still, to this day, garners major attention from the design world. It has been showcased at many exhibitions around Brazil, including recently being honoured at the São Paulo’s Institution, Tomie Ohtake.
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