"I was born in Brazil and graduated in Fine Arts. I have a body of work using traditional techniques, such as painting and printing.
I have been doing graphic work for as long as I can remember, but it was only a couple of years ago that I though of doing it professionally. Self-teaching, mostly learning the hard way, and loving every minute of it.
I like to work with varied styles and techniques, and I always try and do my next work differently from the previous ones, as for me consistency cannot be equated with repetition.
My work is mostly influenced by Fine Arts, but music is a greater source of inspiration.
In addition to those, my sphere of interests includes movies, photography, advertising, computing and also anthropology, architecture, history, literature, psychology and sociology. Thank you for reading. Have a nice day!”
— Antonio Rodrigues Jr
"I couldn’t help myself when I saw the challenge for Threadless loves Vintage. This submission is based on vintage typefaces and inspired from old Billheads and ephemera. I used a line from a Billy Joel song “The good old days weren’t always good, and tomorrow is not as bad as it seems” to play on the idea of the over romanticized look of the days gone by.
Digital Arts Magazine asked me to do a tutorial based on this piece for their October 2012 issue.”
"I was approached to write up this tutorial for Digital Arts Magazine UK October issue, to create this vintage typographic piece which was based on my ‘Good Old Days' piece. It is also now live to view online here.”
"I was recently asked to create a poster to help promote the newly released font by Decade Typefoundry called Basingstoke that was based on the classic style of vintage ephemeras and specifically by the Sanborn Insurance Maps. I created a poster based on similar influences as the typeface to showcase it.”
… definitely reminiscent of the work by the Sanborn Map Company.