Deadline Extended – Abelha Arts Competition! (Plus judging panel!)

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Deadline Extended – Abelha Arts Competition! (Plus judging panel!)

We have really good news for Abelha Cachaça lovers all over:  due to many requests to extend the deadline date of our arts competition, we’ve decided to give creatives minds some extra time to send their design to us: deadline is now 21st March 2016 and we can’t wait to see all you’ve come up to!

Plus, we can now confirm a bit more about our judging panel, which will choose the label that will make our bottles all pretty for the Summer. The panel will be formed  of 3 people from the Arts & Design Industry and 3 other from the Beverage Industry. We’ll reveal today the names of the artsy people responsible for selecting THE ONE that will make it to the bottles. Next week, we’ll announce the Beverage Industry judging panel.

ANANDA NAHU (anandanahu.com)

Ananda is one of the emerging names in Brazilian street art worldwide. She was named by CNN Style as one of the top upcoming Brazilian female urban artists to watch and one of 6 amazing artists redefining Brazil’s art and design.

Ananda Nahu was born in Juazeiro, in Bahia, Brazil, in 1985. She moved to Salvador in 2001, in 2003 she attended The College of Design and in 2004 attended the Fine Arts School at the Federal University of Bahia. During this period, she became interested in studying photography, Fine Arts Paintings and engravings, inspired by studies and research of lithography, Serigraphs, metal engraving, and consequently a deeper study of posters, the main references for engraving techniques.

Working both in large scales murals and small canvas, Ananda spread her work all over Brazil, New York and London and was recently commissioned to design one of the Nike concept stores in Rio de Janeiro. In 2015, she was also commissioned to design Abelha Cachaça first limited edition Summer label, which we are extremely proud of!

LÍVIA REZENDE (rca.ac.uk/more/staff/dr-livia-rezende)

Livia Rezende is a tutor in History of Design at the Royal College of Art. She received her PhD in History of Design from the V&A/RCA in 2010, and holds an MA in Design from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio (2003) and a BA (Hons) in Graphic Design from the Escola Superior de Desenho Industrial (ESDI) of the State University of Rio de Janeiro (1997).

Livia Rezende has taught design practice, theory and history in various Brazilian and British institutions, including the supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate work. She has published widely in Brazil, UK, Belgium and Japan on the subjects of graphic design history, International Exhibitions, Brazilian design and architecture, including her MA dissertation on the uses of Brazilian visual Romanticism in the design of consumer good labels during the 19th century.

She is also a practicing graphic and editorial designer and has worked for several studios and magazines in Rio and London.

 JONATHAN CHADWICK (artistictype.co.uk)

Jonathan Chadwick is the Artistic Type, with over twenty years industry experience as a creative operating mainly for the leisure industry. In 2009 he set up alone and began working as a freelance illustrator whilst also undertaking an MA in Art & Design. It was at this time he was first introduced to Abelha Cachaca and designed the second of the bottle’s labels. His illustration work (as Mr.Chadwick) has since developed into a signature hand drawn style, deep rooted in traditional engraving. He is the creative mind behind Abelha very first labels!