Gustavo Piqueira’s (Head of design firm Casa Rex) most recent work is not a product, nor does it consist of a majority of text. This time around, Piqueira’s colorful creation is an illustrated children’s book.
The illustrations were created with a paintbrush and in Nankeen ink and are integrated into the graphic design of the book, which was also developed by Casa Rex. Through the play of colours, they form the basis for the visual structure of the book, interacting with the narrative and also with the background pages.
“The colours of the illustrations have been selected to emulate the transformations that the main character Babuxa assumes during the story. At the beginning they take on a more sober tone, changing to livelier tones of pink when she becomes a beautiful woman. And the same thing happens with the whole book’s graphic design.”, says Gustavo.
“Babuxa” is written by Almir Correia, illustrated by Gustavo Piqueira and designed by Casa Rex, and is available now through Editora Biruta’s website or in leading Brazilian bookstores.