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With All the Types & Lyrics – Calligraphic Interpretations of Kleiton & Kledir Songs

May 31, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Kleiton & Kledir and their innovated southern music style are the basic reference for those interested in understanding the new Brazilian music. They have produced more then 20 albums, recorded in Rio de Janeiro, Los Angeles, New York, Lisbon, Paris, Miami, and Buenos Aires. Their compositions have been performed by famous interpreters around the world and, along their carreer, K&K received numerous awards and have been honored several times.

Their latest album “Com Todas as Letras” makes a connection of literature with popular music and brings unpublished partnerships between K&K and known names of Brazilian literature.

For this project 10 calligraphers from all over the world were invited to express their art through the interpretation of each of the 10 songs in the CD. Each one received the complete lyrics and had two double spreads to freely use. The result was published in a lavish book that accompanied the CD and is presented at this show at the Type Directors Club.

• Gabriel Meave, Mexico
• Volnei Matté, Brazil
• Claudio Gil, Brazil
• Alexandre Salomon, Brazil
• Roberto de Vicq de Cumptich, USA
• Juliana Zarattini + Marina Rosso, Brazil
• Alejandro Paul, Argentina
• Jaime de Albarracin, Peru
• João Brandão, Portugal
• Guilherme Menga, Brazil


This project was curated and coordinated by Felipe Taborda, assisted by Augusto Erthal and Talita Garcia.

Felipe Taborda is a graphic designer from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A graduate of Rio’s Catholic University, he studied cinema and photography at the London International Film School (England), Communication Arts at the New York Institute of Technology and Graphic Design at the School of Visual Arts (USA). He has had his own office since 1990, working mainly in the cultural, publishing and recording areas. In 2008 he launched his book Latin American Graphic Design, the very first comprehensive compilation of historical and contemporary design of this region, published by Taschen. In 2014 the St Johns University, in New York, has organized the exhibition Another Point of View, an expressive retrospective covering 30 years of his graphic works.

An exhibition of the book artwork is going to be shown at the TDC gallery from May 31st to June 30th 2016

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May 31, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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