Selected projects for Brazilian biennial

We are honored to announce that some of the projects of Rico Lins + Studio were selected for the 12th Brazilian Biennial of Graphic Design!

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Cada cabeça, uma sentença

Rico Lins illustrate Folha de São Paulo’s Ilustríssima, with intellectuals testimonials about the political moment in Brazil. Read the news at Folha’s website. Sunday, April 10, 2016.

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Seja Marginal Seja Heroi

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Rico Lins integrates the book Linha do tempo do design gráfico do Brasil

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Rico Lins is on the list of artists that compose the book “Linha do tempo do design gráfico no Brasil” (Graphic design timeline in Brazil). The most comprehensive survey ever conducted on the activity in the country. Two centuries of production, ranging from the early nineteenth to the late twentieth century, a visual testimony to the history of Brazil in this period. Organized by Chico Homem de Melo, and Elaine Ramos, he consumed three years of research in the mapping of books, magazines, newspapers, signs, posters, records, postage stamps and banknotes. The book, which definitely puts Brazil in the panorama of world graphic design, is a compulsory reference for researchers, students and design professionals, advertising and visual arts, and is also a fascinating record of Brazilian visual culture.


Rico Lins integra o livro Linha do tempo do design gráfico do Brasil

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Rico Lins is on the list of artists that compose the book “Linha do tempo do design gráfico no Brasil” (Graphic design timeline in Brazil). The most comprehensive survey ever conducted on the activity in the country. Two centuries of production, ranging from the early nineteenth to the late twentieth century, a visual testimony to the history of Brazil in this period. Organized by Chico Homem de Melo, and Elaine Ramos, he consumed three years of research in the mapping of books, magazines, newspapers, signs, posters, records, postage stamps and banknotes. The book, which definitely puts Brazil in the panorama of world graphic design, is a compulsory reference for researchers, students and design professionals, advertising and visual arts, and is also a fascinating record of Brazilian visual culture.


Rico at Meggs` History of Graphic Design

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Rico Lins was included in the 5th edition of the classic Meggs’ History of Graphic Design, recently released in the United States. (John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2011, by Philip Meggs and Alston Purvis)

Since its first edition in 1983 the work is considered by its extension and pioneering historical research, one of the leading publications in the field, keeping as a key reference for the quality and scope in each edition. In addition to the graphic quality, the book’s main quality systematization and update historical graphic design – essentially ephemeral – from pre-history of typography to digital and interactive, examining and illustrating the most important schools, movements and design professionals. Among the projects that become part of the publication are posters and magazine covers developed by Rico Lins in Brazil and Europe.


FAI – The hand of the graphic designer

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The FAI (Fondo Ambiente Italiano – the Italian National Trust) envited Rico Lins to the project ” The Hand of the graphi designer”. 
  All particpants were asked to donete three sketches for a good cause: the preservation of the italian architectural heritage. This project follows the model used in “The hand of the architect” and “Designer of hand, ” great success in 2009 and 2010 respectively.

The sketches will be published in a catalogue edited by Moleskine and showcased at an exhibition at Villa Necchi Campiglio in Milan in conjunction with the Milan Furniture Fair in May – April 11.

After the exhibition the original sketches will be sold at an auction by Sotheby’s in order to raise founds for the renovation of 3 important italian buildings.

Many important graphic designers joined the initiative:Bob Gill, Abbott Miller, Milton Glaser, Seymour Chwast, Paula Scher, Robert Massin, Carin Goldberg, Keith Godard, Fannette Mellier, Erik Spiekermann, Tomato, among others.


Graphic Agitators 2010

Rico Lins was invited to participate on the catalog of design Agitadors Conciencia / Graphics Compromesa sponsored by Universidad Internacional de Tenerife. The project resulted in an exhibition at the Art Center Key Room in L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, in Barcelona and with the participation of 130 designers from eleven countries, such as Isidro Ferrer, Peret, Pierre Bernard, Alain LeQuerneq, Alex Jourdain, Stefan Sagmeister, Uwe Loesch, Alejandro Magallanes, David Tartakover, Chaz and Kari Pippo Maviyane-Davies.


Rico Lins interview for the book LUST

LUST – A Traveling Art Journal of Graphic Designers is a project created by the new yorker James Victore for the Rockport Publications to which he invited a number of colleagues. We all dream of high-paying, high-profile jobs and crave for more creativity in our work. “Lust” is a peek into what is possible when designers are allowed to pursue this dream. Rico Lins is Brazilian designer who present in this work. Follow the short interview in which the designer talks about his project:

Inspirations for this project?
My love in traveling, in building connections and in getting in touch with things i’m not familiar with.

How does passion play a part in your work?
When i am doing something i love i am totally on it. In most projects i jump into i’m driven by challenge, curiosity, fantasy, seduction and an intense exchange.3.

Do you love what you do?
I love what i do and wish i would only do what i love

Are you a dreamer?
Without dreams it would be a nightmare!

How big a role do found objects play in you work/inspiration?
When i do a collage they what i found is physically essential in all levels. FOR All sorts of projects and in a more abstract way all gathered fragments of my personal experience and repertoire, what i catch from everyday life and from peoples attitudes are among my most powerful creative sources.