Victor Heringer collection

The protagonist of The Love of the Loose Men narrates derisively his youth in an imaginary suburb of Rio de Janeiro in the late 1970s, when a boy sponsored by his father came to live in his house. The boy became his first love and the relationship was tragically interrupted in a episode of aggression. The kitsch pattern created for the cover looks happy and harmless. It seeks to express the ironic and soft tone of the text. The toys of the image acting as armed enemies for a duel, however, leave clues about the past which haunts the narrator.

The re-edition of Glória uses the same graphic project.
This book tells the story of an idiosyncratic humorous family. Their members communicate with jokes, tirades, mocking dialogues. They speak the opposite of what they mean or repeat the same sentences until they have another meaning. The image of a clown head with open mouth chosen for the pattern works as a perfect match for this nonsense family.

Companhia das Letras, 2016
14 × 21 cm