EDUARDO RECIFE is an artist/illustrator, graphic designer, and typographer from Brazil. He is the man behind Misprinted Type, a well known website focusing on his personal works (collages and drawings) and his world wide famous typefaces. Recife's clients include such notable media outlets as The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, HBO, Showtime and several others. I think old graphics were unbelievably more beautiful than what we have today. It was more poetic, and the colors were more attractive. Throughout my whole life I've liked old stuff. When I was younger, I used to get worn clothes and shoes from my older cousins, and I loved it! Even today, I am really fond of vintage (second-hand) t-shirts, etc. Besides all this, I think that the vintage, worn look gives a sensation it was touched by the hands of time or by the artist. Somehow clean lines from the computer bother me, because it feels so cold and mechanical.
The collages Eduardo Recife creates are beautiful and soft, and the type he has created almost seems to take on a very different tone from that. His type covers a plethora of styles: ornate vintage fonts, extravagant distressed script and dirty grungy sans-serif type. Within that diversity of style, there are fonts that can be harsh and uninviting at times, yet strong, and meaningful. Each stroke in his typefaces evoke a specific style and meaning, each typeface working within their own realm of design. Oddly enough, some of those evocative fonts can be paired smoothly with the collages Eduard creates. The two styles mesh within the workspace and compliment each other. Ultimately this makes sense because both aspects are coming from the same brain of the artist, and thus the thought process for both the typeface and the collage would be similar.