EDITORIAL EDITORIAL Besides background in industrial and footwear design, my main expertise is on instructional illustrations, but I am also able to create expressive or artistic images (mixed media). My objective for the next years is to join my craft skills as illustrator (handrawn mainly) with my scientific knowledge on how to design effective graphic and
cinematographic instructions. Fifteen years experience as university lecturer including a short experience as teacher assistant at the Department of Typography & Graphic Communication (The University of Reading, UK). I have made presentations about the graphic representation of dynamic events in USA
(Philadelphia and Atlanta) and UK (Wrexham, Cambridge, Greenwich and Reading), where my audience included technical communicators, information designers and illustrators.
JosĂŠ Marconi Bezerra de Souza Information design lecturer
Homage to Amy Winehouse
The illustration is based on Bryan Adams’ photo for Harper’s Bazaar Magazine. The technique is charcoal and gouache on tracing paper (A3 size). The illustration was photographed with Canon Power Shot digital camera.
Zé Ramalho, The Brazilian Dylan I have used the scratchboard technique, which fits into Zé Ramalho songs style and the Brazilian Northeast culture. The illustration is based on photographies for the cover of his new CD “Zé Ramalho sings Beatles”.
Urban and musical sketches Sketches developed in Curitiba and S達o Paulo during 2011.
PICTORIAL Pictorial cards for alternative communication These illustrations were developed for the project “Communis” sponsored by SENAI (Brazilian organisation that deals with industrial training). Communis is a graphic system formed by printed cards with images and text. It is targeted to industrial managers who has to deal with employees that have speech difficulties (e.g. brain damages, intellectual deficiency, autism). In graphic terms, there is an obvious influence from Otto Neurath and Gerd Arntz work for the Isotype. However, later on these drawings had to be changed in order to fit to the in-house designer’s style.
COLLECTION Collection and “show and tell” about illustrated manuals This is a small sample of my collection of more than 300 illustrated manuals. The start point was my PhD research, which has a chapter on “graphic representations of motion for instructional purposes”. Besides working as a source of ideas, the collection became a topic of “show and tell” presentations at the Department of Typography & Graphic Communication (The University of Reading, United Kingdom) and Department of Design (Federal University of Paraná, Curitiba, Brazil).
PRODUCTS Product design sketches Informative and conceptual drawings used to develop and express design proposals.