Anna Anjos is an illustrator, artist and 3D modeler based in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
She works for advertising, editorial and fashion (apparel) markets. Among her best-known projects are the Multicultural Carnival of Recife (2011), Party of "Seo" Joao (BAND - 2011), and the exclusive cans for Nestlé Easter Eggs (2011).
"The illustrations by Anna Anjos allude to the fantastic, the illusory. They are so colorful and lively, and honestly playful, that they seem to bring us into our own childhood. Anna Anjos was born in São Paulo, Brazil. Like a child who has just discovered an enchanted world, she plunges her hands into the paint and fills the blank paper with all colors. And, this way, she also fills our hearts.
She is in her natural environment, a world ready to be drawn with all the imagination. She has her head in the clouds, dreaming, dancing, laughing. It is the passion that drives her. Through colors, shapes, fantasy. With a doodle here and there, she is printing her ideas on paper, and later on they go into windows, fabrics, campaigns. Her creativity reaches some important markets such as the advertising, editorial and fashion ones, with great authenticity and fun.
She has a striking tone, but gentle, sweet, almost childlike. Anna is an artist with a yellow-green Brazilian soul who plunges into a watercolor of possibilities. She likes culture, myth, stories, tales, fairies, but she especially likes people. And her art goes to them, when the artist returns from trips she does into her private and enchanted creation process."
(Rejane Borges - Obvious)
Adidas, Acción Cultural Española (AC/E), Nestlé, Les Ambassadeurs, Rede Bandeirantes de Televisão (BAND), ABEST, Coca-Cola, Prefeitura do Recife/PE, Spoleto, FTD Publisher, Moderna Publisher, Abril, Mini Humanos, Ogilvy & Mather, JWT, New Content, Opus Magnum, Möve, RGA, ENO Fuit Salt, MAC+ Magazine, Astra Zeneca, YUBZ.
Awards and Recognition
INTERVIEWS AND MENTIONS:
2010 - "The Great Book of Inspiration" by Computer Arts Magazine - Brazil
2009 - Computer Arts #29 - Brazil
2009 - Computer Arts #20 - Freelance Life - Brazil
2012 - Adidas Originals' Tumblr - White Space Project Brazil
2011 - Interview - Canson
2011 - Interview - New York Optimist
2011 - Interview - BaseKit
2011 - Illustration Served
2010 - Zupi Magazine #17
2010 - Canal Ideafixa MTV - São Paulo, SP, Brazil
2010 - Ao Ponto (Cultura and Canal Futura) - São Paulo, SP, Brazil
2010 - Posters in "Tititi" - Rede Globo - Brazil
2011 - Cruzeiro do Sul - Sorocaba, SP, Brazil
2009 - MEC - Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
2012 - DesignFest - Guadalajara, Mexico
2011 - UNISO - Sorocaba, SP, Brazil
2011 - UEL - Londrina, PR, Brazil
2011 - PUC - Curitiba, PR, Brazil
2010 - BOOM SP Design - São Paulo, SP, Brazil
2010 - Belas Artes - São Paulo, SP, Brazil
FAIRS AND EXHIBITIONS:
2012 - Bologna Children's Book Fair
Brazilian Section of IBBY - Fundação Nacional do Livro Infantil e Juvenil - FNLIJ
2012 - 18+12 Project - Una Mirada Contemporánea
ABC Museum - Bicentennial of Spanish Constitution by Acción Cultural Española (AC/E)
2011 - ExpoTROYART
Brazilian Museum of Sculpture - MuBE
São Paulo, SP, Brazil
2011 - Anna Anjos Retrospective
São Paulo, SP, Brazil
2008 - The Last Match