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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Kit Kat Limited Edition

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Kafka Pocket Book
Kafka Pocket Book
Heineken + Metallica
Heineken + Metallica
Bob Marley
Bob Marley/Miles Davis/Pink Floyd

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Heineken Green Ride - 1971 Volkswagen Beetle
Heineken Green Ride

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Entrepreneurs du Monde
Entrepreneurs du Monde
Nike Wolf Pack
Nike Wolf Pack
Michael Jackson - Heineken
Menino de Ouro

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Nike

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Skol Spirit

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Toshiba
Unibanco Ad

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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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