Favela Facelift

European-born artists Jeroen Koolhaas and Dre Urhahn (aka: Haas&Hahn) are putting a new face on the poor and soulful favelas of Brazil. Their beautiful urban renewal efforts have thus far turned an expansive portion of concrete into a coy pond mural and a gray central square into a kaleidoscope of color. As a native city...

Haunted in Brazil

Beautiful, haunting work by Brazilian illustrator Joao Ruas.

Ethereal Animation for Amon Tobin

Magical, ethereal, beautiful. Notice, a design duo based out of New York and Montreal, created videos for Brazilian musician Amon Tobin’s website. Notice designed and animated “five creatures to correspond with field recording samples and original music” by Tobin.  You can view the videos here.

Tattooing in the Moment in Brazil

To be honest, I don’t even remember how I stumbled onto Life Under Zen, but I keep going back for more. The site features work by a Japanese tattoo artist living in Brazil (I can’t figure out the artist’s full name so if you read this, Mr. Tattoo Artist, please email and let me know)....