"Cactus II" is inspired by the Northeastern Brazil landscape which is Diogo Akio’s homeland. In this version with Brazilian colours, the art print reinforces the importance of the region within the national culture by many different aspects such as xylography in the visual arts, amazing food from the land and sea, vibrant music of Forró and Frevo and authentic folk elements such as Lampião and Maria Bonita, São João festival and others.
Diogo is an independent multidisciplinary creative and designer based in São Paulo, Brazil. His work is known for its simplicity in form, but expressive in meaning. He’s interested in the complexity of minimal. When there aren’t many resources, few graphics have a big responsability. He believes that in a world of excess, there aren’t many things as valuable as saying much with less.