Portuguese graphic designer Braulio Amado has just released a new book through Lisbon-based publisher Stolen Books that catalogues the enormous amount of posters he created in 2016. The books contains over 100 posters and the selection process was fairly straightforward for Braulio. “Except for two or three posters I couldn’t find the high res images for, all the work I did in 2016 ended up in the book,” he says. “I also took two posters out of it because they were really, really bad and I felt embarrassed. Besides that I just organised them in chronological order, which was interesting because you can definitely tell where my head was at during some weeks.”
Dalston-born artist Nice Threads, Mate has been a painter and decorator for 17 years, but in his spare time has taken up embroidery. An unlikely pastime, perhaps, but not completely unfounded. He studied at Chelsea and for a drawing degree at Camberwell, yet “the only thing it taught me was I didn’t want to do that,” he jokes. After that he painted film sets, which he says “sounds more creative than it is. It’s the same as painting people’s houses, but it’s just harder to get paid”.