bamboo 19 had the city of rio de janeiro for its theme.
on the cover a composition of carioca images is dominated by typography. for the interior, we attempted to explore typography, in each section starting from its own content.
this story would be illustrated by one of millôr fernandes's signatures – the same one that was used for the cover.
the image was low quality, but we insisted until the end. when we realized that it would be impossible to use the image in an adequate size, we replaced the signature by this typographical composition, inspired in a piece emil ruder made on dada.
guilherme wisnik wrote about the blur building, and we used a blown-up photograph of the fog on the page.
all we had to create this story on a richard meier project in rio de janeiro were electronic models.
while flipping through the pages of meier's book, designed by massimo vignelli, we decided to do the story as homage to the great milanese designer. as on his cover, the word "meier" takes over the page in bondoni.
this story on the carnival craftsmen was one of the rare occasion when we used an image as background for the typography.
while we were closing the magazine, oscar niemeyer's health worsened and this, as we know it, would lead to his death a few months later.
on the guides' covers, we started a long homage to the master: we used the ministry of education and health building for rio de janeiro...
... and the oscar niemeyer cultural center for goiânia.
the previous issue had left us extremely satisfied, and in issue 20 we faced many difficulties.
starting with cover, which was required to have images of decoration.
being this the december issue, we tried to avoid the decoration magazine standard using parasols and the beach as dominant images, but we couldn't escape the several interiors in the foot of the page.
of issue's 20 interior, we only highlighted guilherme wisnik's column, in which we made a formal play with the title.
we printed the 'and ruin' reduced in a laser printer, and enlarged the image repeatedly until the ink stains were visible.
we thought of the cover module on the recife guide as a fragment of a parasol, but that reading eventually became very diluted.