Portuguese illustrator Tiago Galo’s plump little characters are oddly charming
- Rebecca Fulleylove
- 29 April 2016
Portuguese illustrator Tiago Galo’s series of plump, cherub-like figures meandering through daily situations are simple and endearing. The chunky limbs, overhanging guts and unconcerned expressions add a slight change of pace compared to his other illustration work which feels more quaint and textural.
These richer images filled with lobster-like pinks and deep blues see his characters battle with coffee making, diving and watching TV. The tongue-in-cheek captions add a little more humour and sass to his work, and provide a loose narrative.
About the Author
Rebecca Fulleylove is a freelance writer and editor specialising in art, design and culture. She is also senior writer at Creative Review, having previously worked at Elephant, Google Arts & Culture, and It’s Nice That.