Rafael's moving image work ranges from advertising to content, with experimentation on music videos and personal projects - such as an animated graphic novel.
Holger is well known Brazilian band, having played in a series of music festivals across the globe.
The music video for Trapaça, from their third album, was first recorded on studio for reference and then fully rotoscoped into a watercolour style.
The video was originally released as a Rolling Stone magazine exclusive.
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Between 2015 and 2018, Rafael was responsible for developing London based Caravan's brand, both in the Restaurant and Coffee Roasters side of business.
Projects include the branding for three new restaurants; the London Coffee Festival booth; and number of limited special edition packs - always designed to be appealing, while remaining practical from a production perspective.
A Space Tale
"Very impressive piece. To be completely honest I have never seen anything quite like this. Combination of comix and animation makes “A Space Tale” truly noteworthy and interesting piece of work."
A Space Tale is an animated graphic novel that merges the reading dynamics of comic books with the immersive magic of animation. The reader/viewer follows the journey of a spaceman trying desperately to escape from a barren alien planet while being chased by a dreadful creature that will stop at nothing to catch him. The storytelling explores the limitations of the looping animated gifs technology by playing with the concept of repetitive and constant actions. Ultimately, A Space Tale is a story about the consequences of our decisions and our inability to change - with monsters and laser guns!
A five storey exhibition to inaugurate the Museu Pelé, in honor of the world’s all time greatest football player. Raflalo joined a team of architects from Univers Design, journalists and museum experts, and was responsible for the narrative conception, content editing and art direction.
A light installation composed of a set of 12 bird figures in consecutive positions, whose sequential blinking is controlled by an Arduino board. The result is a ghostly figure of a light bird, soaring into the darkness.
Billy and Charley
Between 1857 and 1862, Billy and Charley produced over 5000 counterfeit antiques in their South London workshop, until they were unmasked by Henry Syer Cuming. Many artifacts still figure in museum collections today.
The film was produced for the Cuming Museum in London, and premiered at the Girona Film Festival 2016, in Spain.
Over the last few years Raflalo was responsible for developing over 25 branding projects, including logos, stationary, websites and packaging.
Here are a few selected ones.
Remixing reality, just for kicks. Isn't that fun?
Project featured at the Fantoche Festival 2016 in Switzerland.
Gataria Filmes is a Brazilian film production company whose work range from documentaries and institutional material, to short fiction films. For the animated spot their signature cat was brought to life in the form of a rough sketch, followed by a trail that depicts movement and film medium.
Far from focusing on the cuteness of cats, they rather see it from the mystery side of them, resulting in a rough and dark design.
Online shop dedicated to the growing longboard market, aiming to offer great setups for clients with no prior knowledge on skateboarding. Operating between 2013 and 2015 the website sold longboards to nearly every of the 27 Brazilian states.
Lara e os Ultraleves
In 2013 Lara Aufranc set in motion an old desire: putting together a band influenced by the 1960’s Soul, Jazz and Blues sound. Lara e os Ultraleves were born. She then called Raflalo to design its visual communication, including logo, website and promotional material templates. From this partnership came the invitation to design the band’s first album package, Em Boa Hora, in September 2015. The project features illustrations by artist Thais Ueda and handwriting by Lara herself.
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Brazilian Garotas Suecas are greatly influenced by the music produced in Brazil in the early 1960’s. With that in mind came the idea of paying tribute to the iconic record covers of Elenco, an important Brazilian record label from the 1960’s that is still remembered for its beautiful visual communication.
The video had great repercussion, figuring on MTV Brazil’s website top 20 best music videos of the year, and was greatly responsible for the band’s MTV’s Next Bet award in 2008’s Brazil Video Music Awards.