Novembro Studio

d.niemeyer

Creative/designer with more than ten years of experience in: web design, print, editorial, corporate image, photography, video, packaging, stands and industrial design.

D J O G O N I E M E Y E R L O S T D O G S


LOSTDOGS

1. Lost Dog,

2. Lost Dogs is a

This document

others. In short: ideas

It can also be

two-disc compilation

is a collection

that I believe may have

interpreted as “rare”,

album by alternative

of photographs,

an interest. The time

“unconventional”,

rock band Pearl Jam,

illustrations, designs,

period from winter

“non-standard” ...

released on 2003.

mine own texts and

2001 to summer 2011.


Novembro is a project that was launched in the

fall of 2004. Although over the years have had

different approaches, it is now quite faithful to the

original idea. In the winter of 2001 during the first

eight months stay in León - Spain, following the

study of black and white photograph, appears an

amateur website to expose the material. With this

experience and after comings and goings between

Brazil and Spain, finally mounted Novembro

– a virtual gallery.

The general trend of linking new technologies

with “how easy”, “immediate” and “extended”, do

not think it’s all right. Digital cameras, computers,

internet, etc., have greatly facilitated the production,

lowering costs and increasing the potential for

dissemination of any text, image or sound.

When we looked into perspective this has

happened before. The invention of printing,

photography and recording systems provided

great revolutions. But technique is still required,

work and ideas. The medium is only half

– in itself is empty.


CAMERA

FILM B/W

ENLARGER

“…the life of the others, as comes to us the so

called reality, it is not cinema but photography, is not

amenable action but only Eleatic fragments cut.”

On this page a self-portrait, in the above some

of the photographs collected in Leon – Spain.

Winter of 2001.

Cortázar - Hopscotch.

( I could not find the translation by Gregory Rabassa. I apologize for the translation myself. )

Chapter 109


A N A T T E M P T T O

C A P T U R E T H E

S O U N D


How to put a chord

in an instant, as you

can capture the

energy of a scene

in a photo?

We have now

reached the digital

revolution, the

speed of immediacy

and ease of colors.

House, beers and

cigarettes in hand,

night after night, the

obsessive search for

the closest image,

the “truth” in the form

of attitude.


When I photograph

people, I always try

to make them feel

special – To tell us how

wrong and ridiculous

we are, already be

e v e r y t h i n g

e l s e


IM

AG

ES


The power of an image has nothing to do with

technique or lack of it.

The intensity and the resulting interest is about the

need to resist and survive the power of life.


I am not interested

in any way on the

preconceived image.

I am just interested

in the IMAGE when it

somehow transport

us to a kind of idea.


ILLU

STRA

TIONS


Illusion.

From the Latin ‘in ludere’

Although I have spent half my

However I am obsessed

composition and color. I

which means literally

life drawing does not consider

with fonts, I love the textures,

feel very comfortable using

– in the game.

me to be an illustrator.

spend hours studying image

these elements.


The truth has at least three

dimensions: the status

o f t h e issuer, the point of

view or interpretation

o f t h e r e c e i v e r

a n d t h e t i m e


2 0


1 0


Line up and burning flame.

Fire air line from the bed of the ugly dark girl’s room.

Tracing the veins swell up of passion that fears and cries.

Moss was full marks on the banks of the river that draws the

line that divides the burning sun spider web braid.

a n y t h i n g c a n


Younger that comes from the daily struggle and raw the line of

the fish that falls into the trap of the ship leaving the

harbor and out to sea.

Meat that fill the dish between the candle and the shingle that

crumbles by the moonlight that catch the meal.

Just me and the flame that lights the line of life that rises and burn ...

b e i m a g e


Design is not making illustrations, space distribution,

set the color, take pictures, or make use of fonts.

Designing even isn’t build objects, planes or rockets

– anyone can does that.

Design is thinking.


Good design is composed for 99% of rationality and

1% of imperfection. In this small part lies the singular,

the emotion and the character.

The difference between something that works and a

failure, is in knowing where the imperfection’s fits –

that is the art.


The truth is that

the more I advance

my studies in the

techniques of “design”

the more I understand

that the real problem

of a project is not

the lack of resources

or budget or time

constraints. The main

problem I have to solve

becomes the client.

Usually I have to

fight for that design

does not become

“infantilized” or

suffer a kind of

“dumbing down”.


A logo is like a person in many ways. Must have

personality and character, must dress well and

mainly have to avoid at all costs to be arrogant.

In a visual identity, everything is the logo. All ideas

and power comes from there. If I have to design

a business card with a bad logo – it’s more work

that entire corporate image.


C H A O S


“IF YOU CAN DESIGN

ONE THING, YOU CAN

DESIGN EVERYTHING.”

Massimo Vignelli


I N D E S I G N I S M O R E I M P O R T A N T W H A T


Y O U D O N ’ T P U T T H A T W H A T Y O U P U T .


the best I can do

for you is give you

some of my truth


y l i t t l e i t

i s , a n d o d d l y

e n o u g h t h e t r u t h


I was born in Brazil in 1975. Since 2001 I

live in Spain by choice.

I love stories and abhor with the lying, but

for convenience sometimes I accept it.

I hate automatic transmissions and

congestion, the rush and meetings.

I’d rather be with the worst of the best, that

be among the best of the worst.

I have panic to large aircraft and airports, I

do not like middle ground and fled from the

people who are afraid to feel.


L O S T


D O G S


D J O G O

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