Someone today asked me on my thoughts on advertising and new media.
And I asked if he knew of the Lisbon based designer Cristiana Conceiro.
In a issue of Moloko, she talked about gathering source material. “On Saturdays I like to go through the flea market collecting memories. Feira da Ladra as we call it here in Lisbon. That means Thief Fair, which is funny collecting other people’s memory to build a new one”. Her source material comes from a variety of modern sources including: record covers, Canadian logos, 1960s paperback books, Latvian magazines, Swiss posters, as well as work from the Bauhaus.
Conceiro has created some of my favourite illustrations in the market, very much art, but still commercially appealing.