Black Madre Atelier

Fine Art, Illustration & Design

Emicida - Album Cover Sobre Crianças, Quadris, Pesadelos e Lições de Casa

Commissioned by Emicida, a Brazilian rapper, we were asked to create a series of images to his new album called “Sobre Crianças, Quadris, Pesadelos e Lições de Casa”. The illustration’s visual concept was inspired by several images and stories about Emicida’s trip to Cabo Verde during 2014. He shared with us his knowledge about African culture and gave us a really powerful theme to start this work.

Musical production: Xuxa Levy
Co-production: Emicida
Project manager: Evandro Fioti
Artistic director: Emicida
Photographer album: Ênio Cesar
Creative director and design: Adriel Nunes
Illustrations: Black Madre

Vanessa Taveira made the photos of this post.


“Firstly, we drew a sketch of the general composition and after that we improved the illustrations details, step by step.
The lighting and shadows were made by crossing lines each other to show up the shapes’ volume.”