ARTIST BIO

Kako. Brazilian. Illustrator.

Kako is an award-winning freelance illustrator based in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

In the past 15 years, his work has been recognized in Communication Arts, Society of Illustrators, AI-AP, Illustration Now!, New Illustrators File, SPD, Lurzer's Archive 200 Best Illustrators Worldwide and was recently selected to be part of the book 100 Illustrators, written by Steven Heller and Julius Wiedemann and published by Taschen, as one of today’s most successful and important illustrators from around the globe. He has received several awards including a Gold Lion at Cannes Advertising Festival, the Grand Prix at El Sol and the Gold Medal at El Ojo de Iberoamerica Advertising Festival.

Clients include Nike, Sony, Samsung, Heineken, Ford, GM, Microsoft, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Playboy, Fool Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, Car & Driver, Fortune Magazine, Scholastic, Companhia das Letras, Leo Burnett Taylor Made, AlmapBBDO, Talent, W/McCann, F/Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi, DM9DDB, Ogilvy & Mather, Wunderman, Young & Rubican and Publicis.


Awards, Nominations and Recognitions
2010 - 51st Communication Arts Illustration Annual
2009 - Harvey Awards - Best Anthology: COMIC BOOK TATTOO
2009 - Eisner Awards - Best Anthology: COMIC BOOK TATTOO
2009 - Lürzer’s Archive 200 Best Illustrators Worldwide 09-10
2009 - 50th Communication Arts Illustration Annual
2008 - 43rd Publication Design Annual "SPD 43"
2008 - 51th Society of Illustrators NY Illustration Annual
2008 - Gold El Ojo - Print Category / Client: AlmapBBDO + Cia. das Letras
2008 - Gold Cannes - Press Lions Category / Client: AlmapBBDO + Cia. das Letras
2008 - Best Illustrator 2007 Winner - 20º Troféu HQMIX 
2007 - Lürzer’s Archive 200 Best Illustrators Worldwide 07-08
2007 - Best Illustrator 2006 Nominee - 19º Troféu HQMIX
2006 - 47th Communication Arts Illustration Annual
2006 - 49th Society of Illustrators NY Illustration Annual
2006 - SPBook2006 Semi Permanent Event
2006 - Best RAP Videoclip: Marcelo D2 - VMB MTV
2006 - Best Illustrator 2005 Nominee - 18º Troféu HQMIX
2006 - Honorable Mention - Editorial Category - FIHQ Pernambuco 2006
2004 - Best Illustration Nominee - Prêmio Abril de Jornalismo
2001 - Shortlist Cannes - Cyber Lions Category / Client: Tesla + Schincariol

Group Exhibitions
2010 - Malaria: Blood, Sweat and tears - New York, NY
2010 - New Illustrators File vo.8 - Tokyo, Japan
2009 - 51st Society of Illustrators Annual Exhibition - New York, USA
2008 - Katalogue XXL - Curitiba, Brazil
2008 - Lost Art | 2NDSKIN @ Festival della Creativitá - Florence, Italia
2008 - Digital Show 4 @ Independents Liverpool Biennial - Liverpool, UK
2008 - Creative Art Session 2008 - Kawasaki, Japan
2008 - WIWP | Now Showing - Barcelona, Spain
2008 - Heranças do Japão - Campinas, Brazil2008 - WIWP | Now Showing - London, UK
2008 - Digital Show 3 - Manchester,UK
2008 - Desenhos - Galeria Deco - São Paulo, SP
2008 - IlustraBrasil 5 - SIB Sociedade dos Ilustradores do Brasil/Senac - São Paulo, Brazil
2007 - Katalogue XXL - London, UK
2007 - Lost Art - 2NDSKIN - São Paulo, Brazil
2007 - 100 Anos de Niemeyer - Belo Horizonte, Brazil
2007 - IlustraBrasil 4 - SIB Sociedade dos Ilustradores do Brasil/Senac - São Paulo, Brazil
2007 - Shanghai Film Festival "Mostra Foco Brasil" - Shanghai, China
2007 - Ilustrando em Revista - Editora Abril - Belo Horizonte, Brazil
2007 - Digital Show 2 - Manchester,UK
2007 - Ilustrando em Revista - Editora Abril - Brasília,Brazil
2007 - 49th Society of Illustrators Annual Exhibition - New York, USA
2006 - AI NO IA - Japão está em todo lugar - São Paulo, Brazil
2006 - Ilustrando em Revista - Editora Abril - Riberião Preto,Brazil
2006 - Conflux 3 International Art Show - Camberra, Australia
2006 - IlustraBrasil 3 - SIB Sociedade dos Ilustradores do Brasil/Senac - São Paulo, Brazil
2005 - Ilustrando em Revista - Editora Abril - São Paulo, Brazil
2005 - IlustraBrasil 2 - SIB Sociedade dos Ilustradores do Brasil/Senac - São Paulo, Brazil