“I had to mediate between working as hard as you can and having a mental breakdown. Just knowing when it is time to stop and take a break.”
What’s the idea behind your poster?
I missed the deadline by 10 days. I was overworked, and I really had a breakdown a week before because I was working too much and with some personal problems, I was not able to council everything in my life. I first thought of doing a political poster, thinking about the state of Brazil, but I chose to do something more honest. I don’t know how it is in Europe, but here we have to work 8 to 9 hours in our studio job, then go to college, and work on freelance or personal projects to do the stuff we love. All of this and live our life! I was going in this rhythm for a long time, and it finally came to the breaking point that I had to stop and rethink things. So I decided to do a really crap poster with some crap pictures of me. I’m really sorry it affected you guys, and I hope you don’t hate me for this. Fábio and Flávia are probably going to hate the poster, even though I used Helvetica, haha.