Bráulio Amado is a graphic designer and illustrator from Portugal, currently living in New York City. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Businessweek, WIRED, and more, and he’s collaborated with artists including Beck, Frank Ocean, and Róisín Murphy. He also recently drew Captain Hook for Disney and co-runs the NYC multi-purpose art space Sixth Street Haunted House (SSHH).
Have you designed a stamp before?
What was the most interesting or fun aspect of designing a poster stamp? What unique challenges did it present?
I love how the sheet breaks up into little stamps. It took me a while to figure out if I wanted to do a sort of puzzle-esque piece or a bunch of tiny little designs and make each stamp special…
Tell us about the art. Did you create something new for this stamp?
… but also I got asked to do this during some terrible weeks in America with ICE, immigration, asylum, Supreme Court, Trump, (insert pretty much every new news article here), so it was pretty hard to avoid thinking about that.
So I drew a brick wall, hoping whoever buys these stamps tears it apart.
We are donating the profits!
All proceeds from the sale of these stamps benefit CARA Family Detention Pro Bono Project. To learn more or volunteer visit caraprobono.org