Husband-and-wife team Gustavo (Gus) Magalhães and Carol Maia make up Estudio Miopia, a design studio based in São José do Campos, São Paulo, Brazil.
With strong roots in the independent music scene, and heavily influenced by the underground art and tattoo culture of the region, their work has been featured on concert posters, craft beer cans, skateboard decks, and even on a pizza box.
Their pieces are inspired by vintage textures, old matchbooks, zines, and the art of French illustrator and cartoonist Moebius (aka Jean Giraud). Their biggest inspiration, however, is the Brazilian crew BICICLETA SEM FREIO, who both Carol and Gus cite as the reason they decided to open a design studio.
Since launching in 2015, the couple has always placed a high priority on the manual processes involved in the pieces they create (hand-drawn sketches, brush work, tracing, etc.). This dedication to craft, combined with their myriad of unqure influences, imbues their work with an original, organic, and edgy style all its own.