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  • New videos from Jaloo, Adriano Cintra

    New videos from Jaloo, Adriano Cintra

    Remember Jaloo, whose #1 was, appropriately enough, the top pick in our list of the essential Brazilian electronica albums of 2015? Well, now he’s also a music video director. Last Dance is the second video from #1, and it basically consists of a close-up of Jaloo singing the album’s most melancholy song as he’s slowly […]

  • Watch indie rockers Letuce's homage to 'Trip to the Moon'

    Watch indie rockers Letuce’s homage to ‘Trip to the Moon’

    Rio de Janeiro indie rockers Letuce released an eye-catching music video for “Muralha da China,” one of the standouts tracks from their 2015 release Estilhaça. Graphic artist Elisa Riemer, who created the album artwork, wrote and directed the video, a gif collage that uses old-school animation techniques to create a stunning homage to George Méliès’ […]

  • Sports-themed spot lands Skol beer in trouble

    Sports-themed spot lands Skol beer in trouble

    Brazilian beverage giant Ambev launched in September the Skol Ultra brand, a lighter version of the country’s top-selling beer, Skol. Wieden+Kennedy São Paulo was chosen to handle the launch campaign, and it came up with the tagline “the official beer of unofficial athletes.” Otavio Schiavon and Marco Martins, the agency’s creative directors, explained the concept […]

  • Watch Brazil's biggest religious festival in 75 seconds

    Watch Brazil's biggest religious festival in 75 seconds

    Círio de Nazaré, a Catholic procession held every second Sunday of October, is the largest festival in the Amazon region and Brazil’s largest religious gathering. An estimated two million people, including locals and pilgrims from around the country, come together on the streets of Belém, the capital of Pará state, to honor the state’s patron […]

  • OSGEMEOS in Belarus - Embassy, orphanage get makeovers

    OSGEMEOS in Belarus: Embassy, orphanage get makeovers

    Can’t stop, won’t stop. Shortly after completing a month-long residency on Times Square’s billboards, OSGEMEOS re-emerged in Belarus last week. Yes, Belarus. The Eastern European nation’s capital, Minsk, gained a Brazilian embassy in 2011 and a Brazilian street art festival last year. OSGEMEOS left their mark on both, covering part of the embassy’s new digs […]

  • Watch three Brazilian parathletes knock out ableism

    Watch three Brazilian parathletes knock out ableism

    Advertising agency Ogilvy Brasil created a Rio 2016 campaign that challenges ableist concepts in a surprisingly positive way. The video starts with hidden camera footage showing three people with disabilities being greeted with incredulous looks at a Rio de Janeiro gym. It turns out that all three of them are Paralympians: Luciano “The Mountain” Dantas […]

  • OSGEMEOS take over Times Square

    OSGEMEOS, everyone’s favorite Brazilian twin art provocateurs, have found a novel outlet: 45 billboards spread across New York City’s Times Square. Parallel Connection, an animated piece featuring OSGEMEOS’ unnamed but instantly recognizable characters, is part of Midnight Moment, a series sponsored by The Times Square Advertising Coalition and Times Square Arts that presents unique artistic […]