Portuguese illustrator Tiago Galo’s plump little characters are oddly charming

29 April 2016
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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.


Tiago Galo: Call me crazy but I bet it´s gonna be a new world record


Tiago Galo: Her favourite thing in the world is to jump into swimming pools. She hates to get wet, though


Tiago Galo: My papa always say: it ain´t real till it´s on TV


Tiago Galo: I spend half my days drinking coffee. I spend the other half making the coffee


Tiago Galo: Caught two


Tiago Galo: Cabbage lifting

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Rebecca Fulleylove

Rebecca became staff writer at It’s Nice That in March 2016 before leaving the company at the end of 2017. Before joining the company full time she worked with us on a freelance basis many times, as well as stints at Macmillan Publishers, D&AD, Dazed and frieze.

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