Kiko Farkas is a designer and illustrator. Graduated from the Faculty of Architecture of the University of São Paulo, Kiko works mainly in the editorial, cultural and institutional areas. He has directed Máquina Estúdio since its foundation in 1987. During this period the Máquina Estúdio created outstanding projects such as MarcaBrasil, visual identity for Brazilian Tourism sector, the series of posters for Osesp – Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo and for Theatro Municipal de São Paulo. Currently, Kiko Farkas is dedicated to developing and implementing teaching projects in visual communication, focusing on hybrid narratives between cinema, web, exhibition projects and print media.
Kiko Farkas has given lectures and workshops in Tehran, Beijing, Cape Town, Buenos Aires, Mexico City, among others. He was creator and coordinator of the Specialization Program in Graphic Design at EBAC-British School of Creative Arts between 2016 and 2018.
Kiko is a founding partner of ADG – Brazilian Design Association, and member of AGI – Alliance Graphique Internationale since 2007.
Between 2003 and 2007, Máquina Estúdio was responsible for the visual communication of Osesp – São Paulo State Symphony Orchestra, establishing an important milestone in contemporary poster production in Brazil, the result of which was published in a book and can be seen in many exhibitions in Brazil and abroad. In 2005, it was the winner of the national competition to create the visual identity of the tourism sector in Brazil.
Between 2013 and 2016, Máquina Estúdio was responsible for institutional visual communication for the Municipal Theater Foundation.
Kiko Farkas was the creator and coordinator of the specialization program in Graphic Design at EBAC – British School of Creative Arts between 2016 and 2018. He is currently a consultant for interdisciplinary programs.Kiko Farkas is a member of AGI – Alliance Graphique Internationale, and a founding partner of ADG Brasil.
Awards: Distinction award for the covers of the collection of books, Poemas, ADG Biennial (2013), Honorable mention for the covers of the Companhia das Letras poetry collection at the international exhibition ZGRAPH11 / Croatia (2011), Aloisio Magalhaes Award, from the Biblioteca Nacional. Best graphic design for the book Antigos e Soltos by Ana Cristina Cesar, IMS (2008), Jury for the Chaumont poster Festival / France (2008), Winner, along with Companhia das Letras, of the competition for the republication of Jorge Amado’s work (2007), Jabuti Award for Best Cover of the Year (2007), Winner of the national contest for the creation of the visual identity of Brazil’s tourism sector, promoted by Embratur (2005).
Final Jury Panel