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.

{MATD’09} SPECIMEN BOOK

The specimen book of my new typeface project is now available.

Quartzo is a type system for magazines. The project was developed in partial fulfillment for the the requirements for the Master of Arts in Typeface Design at The University of Reading, UK.

The specimen book and the Reflection on Practice can be downloaded in PDF format at the MATD 2009 website: 
(http://www.typefacedesign.org/2009/) High-res

{MATD’09} SPECIMEN BOOK

The specimen book of my new typeface project is now available.

Quartzo is a type system for magazines. The project was developed in partial fulfillment for the the requirements for the Master of Arts in Typeface Design at The University of Reading, UK.

The specimen book and the Reflection on Practice can be downloaded in PDF format at the MATD 2009 website: (http://www.typefacedesign.org/2009/)

Pedestrian Signs in Paris

PARIS :: pedestrian signs

The pedestrian signs in Paris are made with small dot lights that together create the shape of the pictogram. They are very distinguished from most of the pedestrian signs around the world.

During the week I was in Paris I spotted four different shapes for each sign. Three of the red ones are almost the same, they just present slightly differences in the placement of the dots (sorry for the 2 blurred images, they are the best I have). On the other hand, the green ones are really different from each other.

Which ones do you like most?