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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My last covers as Art Director of GQ Brasil #09 (December 2011), featuring Men of The Year awards. Selton Mello was the cover for newsstands, photographed in São Paulo by Mauricio Nahas (one of the best ones I’ve worked with during my consultancy at GQ). I think there is too much text on int, what reduces the impact of a special issue suck as Men Of The Year, but it was a editorial decision. The other cover, with Isabeli Fontana photographed by Vincent Peters, was only for subscribers. In that case the board decided to remove all the other headlines. Both were printed with gold pantone. High-res

My last covers as Art Director of GQ Brasil #09 (December 2011), featuring Men of The Year awards. Selton Mello was the cover for newsstands, photographed in São Paulo by Mauricio Nahas (one of the best ones I’ve worked with during my consultancy at GQ). I think there is too much text on int, what reduces the impact of a special issue suck as Men Of The Year, but it was a editorial decision. The other cover, with Isabeli Fontana photographed by Vincent Peters, was only for subscribers. In that case the board decided to remove all the other headlines. Both were printed with gold pantone.

[Gate folder]

Cover of GQ Brasil #08 (November 2011). Grazi photographed by J.R. Duran, in São Paulo. In my opinion, the best cover I’ve done at GQ. Grazi is naturally beautiful and spontaneus, and I think this can be perceived on the photo shooting. It’s a doble cover (with gate folder), but it works perfectly only with the front cover. High-res

[Gate folder]

Cover of GQ Brasil #08 (November 2011). Grazi photographed by J.R. Duran, in São Paulo. In my opinion, the best cover I’ve done at GQ. Grazi is naturally beautiful and spontaneus, and I think this can be perceived on the photo shooting. It’s a doble cover (with gate folder), but it works perfectly only with the front cover.

[Front cover]

Cover of GQ Brasil #08 (November 2011). Grazi photographed by J.R. Duran, in São Paulo. In my opinion, the best cover I’ve done at GQ. Grazi is naturally beautiful and spontaneus, and I think this can be perceived on the photo shooting. It’s a doble cover, but it works perfectly only with the front cover (above).

[Front cover]

Cover of GQ Brasil #08 (November 2011). Grazi photographed by J.R. Duran, in São Paulo. In my opinion, the best cover I’ve done at GQ. Grazi is naturally beautiful and spontaneus, and I think this can be perceived on the photo shooting. It’s a doble cover, but it works perfectly only with the front cover (above).

Cover of GQ Brasil #07 (October 2011). Fernanda Lima photographed by Edu Rezende, in Rio. Gorgeous portrait with red background. Very easy to spot at newsstands!

I’m very pleased to have the chance to break the word Fernanda in 3 lines, her name was too long to fit in one. I think it’s better to have it like this, instead of having it in a smaller type size. Yet, it doesn’t compromise the reading at all.

Cover of GQ Brasil #07 (October 2011). Fernanda Lima photographed by Edu Rezende, in Rio. Gorgeous portrait with red background. Very easy to spot at newsstands!

I’m very pleased to have the chance to break the word Fernanda in 3 lines, her name was too long to fit in one. I think it’s better to have it like this, instead of having it in a smaller type size. Yet, it doesn’t compromise the reading at all.

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.

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!