Teuda Bara – Comunista demais para ser chacrete

⭑ Featured at the 12th Brazilian Biennial of Graphic Design (2018)
⭑ Featured in the Behance editorial category

The work draws a biographical profile of the mythological actress from Minas Gerais, largely renowned for her trajectory with Grupo Galpão. The book is the result of a long process of research and living with the actress, which involved afternoons at her house, rummaging through folders and drawers. More than a formal biography, this project aims to translate Teuda's irreverence and charisma, trying to offer the reader a fluid experience that is as visually rich as her stories. One of the strategies was red saturation and subtle references to historical communist publications. The ITC Souvenir typography, with its rounded shapes, was applied as an allusion to the Brazilian Chanchadas of the 1970s.

14 x 21cm - 245 pages

Project specifics

Graphic project

Filipe Costa, João Emediato e Matheus Brisola (intern)


João Santos


Maíra Botelho



Portfolio photography

Mateus Lustosa

⭑ One of the challenges of this project was to propose a graphic solution that would represent the voices that take turns in the book: the author's, introverted and delicate – sometimes even lyrical – offers us context for the first person narratives of Teuda Bara herself, extravagant and shameless, which seems to want to overflow the page.