Claudia Cerantola

Illustrator and Surface pattern designer

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Curitiba

I'm from Curitiba, in the south of Brazil.

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My city is known as The Green Capital and for this pattern I wanted show my city as I see it, a nice balance between human contructions and nature.

Here is my inspiration board with some of the photos I took around the city.

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I chose my favorite tree, that is also a city's symbol, the Paraná pine and its seeds (pinhão) as one of the elements; an animal that can be seen in many parks around the city (capivara) and some turistic atractions.
To complete the pattern I used some photographs of plants I took during my walks.

Some of the skeches I made for the project.

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That`s my color palette.

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To make my sketches and build my pattern I took inspiration from J. Borges a folk artist from the northeastern of Brazil best known for his woodcut art and the "literatura de cordel" that are cheap chap-books or pamphlets written in verse telling stories about local catastrophes, popular legends, infamous love affairs, etc, illustrate with woodcut images.

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And this is my "literatura de cordel" in pattern about nature in Curitiba.

I present you my Curitiba pattern!
Hope you'll like this pattern tour in my city.

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