Carnival Street Project

Brasilian carnival is probably the most famous carnival in the world. It is a festival that attracts millions of people to Rio. From the parade to the traditional street parties, it is full of remarkable characters, and we wanted to offer you some of this history. What does the Project consists of? When the stores of the area close down, we offered them to paint the metal doors for free, giving some local artists the chance to show us their talents. How does it connect to carnival? All the content is based on famous carnival characters, something that can only be truly experienced with your own eyes.

Binho small The initial ideas are sketched onto the wall to get a sense of perspective, and composition. DSC_0194 Whilst Binho (left) is better with colours, Pedro is better with anatomy - a cornerstone of their collaboration. Cans that are nearly empty get stood on and dented, to bring the pressure back up and get the final drops of paint out. Pedro & Binho discussing the progress of the artwork Pedro making some colour alterations to the jester's hat