Crystian Cruz

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Media Designer with broad experience in typography and editorial design. Currently working as Type Director at Africa Propaganda and as a lecturer at IED-São Paulo.

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Cover of GQ Brasil #06 (September 2011). Wagner Moura photographed by Bob Wolfenson, in Rio. The way Wagner holds his head resulted in a strong and unusual portrait, he is very good with gestures and expressions. The leather jacket makes a perfect match for this scene.

Cover of GQ Brasil #06 (September 2011). Wagner Moura photographed by Bob Wolfenson, in Rio. The way Wagner holds his head resulted in a strong and unusual portrait, he is very good with gestures and expressions. The leather jacket makes a perfect match for this scene.

The most influential men of the 21st Century is gone. Besides the way he used to run the business, he was a visionaire, and I hope that the lessons of his life will still inspire people for a long time.

Above, the illustration I’ve made for the occasion.

The most influential men of the 21st Century is gone. Besides the way he used to run the business, he was a visionaire, and I hope that the lessons of his life will still inspire people for a long time.

Above, the illustration I’ve made for the occasion.

The new layout of Facebook

Will people get used to the new layout of Facebook?

Only time will tell. My opinion is that yes, people will love it after a while.

But one thing you can take for granted: people tend to reject major layout changes by default, because they know where things are. The challenge is to make people embrace the new way to get access content. But when you redesign magazines, newspapers or websites, usually you have to deal with the experience of thousands of people. For the first time in history, a redesign like this one was experienced by more than 750 Million people around the globe. Not an easy task, for sure!

Cover for the third issue of GQ Brasil (May 2011).
Cesar Cielo was photographed by Maurício Nahas at the swimming pool of Unique hotel, in São Paulo.

At my point of view, the best cover we´ve done so far. It was the coldest day of the year, but Cielo made ir thorough the hole afternoon inside the swimming pool, and still in good mood. Congrats to Nahas for capturing the exact moment the water splashed in Cielo´s chest (and thanks to Nahas’ assistant for generating the waves!).

Cover for the third issue of GQ Brasil (May 2011). Cesar Cielo was photographed by Maurício Nahas at the swimming pool of Unique hotel, in São Paulo.

At my point of view, the best cover we´ve done so far. It was the coldest day of the year, but Cielo made ir thorough the hole afternoon inside the swimming pool, and still in good mood. Congrats to Nahas for capturing the exact moment the water splashed in Cielo´s chest (and thanks to Nahas’ assistant for generating the waves!).

Cover for the second issue of GQ Brasil (April 2011).
Styling inspired in Tintim, photographed by J.R.Duran.

I enjoyed the result, the construction of the elements resulted in a strong and unusual cover. Tiago Leifert was great at the photo-shooting, althought he is not an actor or model, he was very natural and confident. High-res

Cover for the second issue of GQ Brasil (April 2011). Styling inspired in Tintim, photographed by J.R.Duran.

I enjoyed the result, the construction of the elements resulted in a strong and unusual cover. Tiago Leifert was great at the photo-shooting, althought he is not an actor or model, he was very natural and confident.

After 3 months of planning, research, tests and production, the first edition of GQ Brasil is finally out for sale. I´m very proud of being part of it, as Art Director.

In a few hours, we have the launch party. Tomorrow, at the newsstands and on the iPad (free download).

Check it out and please tell me what you think of it!

After 3 months of planning, research, tests and production, the first edition of GQ Brasil is finally out for sale. I´m very proud of being part of it, as Art Director.

In a few hours, we have the launch party. Tomorrow, at the newsstands and on the iPad (free download).

Check it out and please tell me what you think of it!

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