Kako

São Paulo, Brazil

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

In the past 18 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. 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.

Featured Clients

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

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Stephen King
Stephen King
Playboy Magazine - New 007
New 007
Playboy Magazine - Blood is a Rover
Blood is a Rover
O Negócio
O Negócio
ESPN Magazine - Steelers
Steelers
Outsider
Outsider
Men's Health Magazine - Revenge/Rage
Revenge/Rage
Men's Health Magazine - Revenge/Reason
Revenge/Reason
Men's Health Magazine - Revenge/Control
Revenge/Control
Field & Stream - Bullfrogs
Bullfrogs
Entertainment Weekly - Zero Dark Thirty
Zero Dark Thirty
Mundo Estranho Magazine - One Man Army
One Man Army
Aventuras na Historia Magazine - Boudicca
Boudicca
Can't remember the magazine… Zombies
Zombies
Fortune Magazine - After Storm
After Storm
Field & Stream - Pickerel Slam Fest
Pickerel Slam Fest
Washington Post - Boardwalk Empire
Boardwalk Empire
Field & Stream - Ghosts of Africa
Ghosts of Africa

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Fool Magazine - Italian Childhood
Italian Childhood
The Yes Man

1 of 2

Car & Driver - Lightning Lap 2009
Lightning Lap 2009
Aventuras na Historia Magazine - Templars 1
Templars

1 of 2

Washington Post - Game Change
Game Change
Washington Post - Preacher
Preacher
Caderno Globo - Brazilian Series
Brazilian Series

1 of 3

The Party Goes On

1 of 2

Grandes Guerras

1 of 7

Lethal Injection
Texas Monthly

1 of 2

Red Planet
Cold War
Game Cheating
Game Pro
Naval Battles
New Music
Roland Garros
Roland Garros

Artist News

KAKO | KIT KAT WINS BRONZE AT PREMIO ABRE 2018 (BRAZILIAN PACKAGING AWARDS)

The Kit Kat package design created by CBA B+G just received the BRONZE PRIZE at the Prêmio ABRE 2018. Huge…

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Outsiders

Kako | Stephen King’s The Outsider Gets A Chilling First Look In Entertainment Weekly

Stephen King's The Outsider gets a chilling first look in Entertainment Weekly by KAKO!  

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Gorgeous New Book Cover "Tupinilandia" For Todavia Livros

Kako | Gorgeous New Book Cover “Tupinilandia” For Todavia Livros

Gorgeous new cover art by KAKO for Todavia Livros! Tupinilândia, an intriguing story -- In the early 80s, when Brazil…

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