rogerio duarte via rodrigo sombra
Photo: Rodrigo Sombra via Folha

An important figure in Rio de Janeiro’s counterculture during the 1960s and one of the founders of the avant-garde Tropicália movement, Rogério Duarte passed away on April 13th at 77 years old, in Brasília.

As a graphic designer, Rogério was responsible to create a unique aesthetic for film posters such as Black God, White Devil (Deus e o Diabo na Terra do Sol) – directed by Glauber Rocha and considered one of Brazil’s most influential films -, a drama portraying a solitary group exploring geographic and spiritual frontiers. Rogério was also a talented musician, songwriter, and poet, having collaborated with Gilberto Gil, Caetano Veloso, João Gilberto, Jorge Ben, and Gal Costa, among others. Below, we introduce you to some of his most iconic artworks.

RIP Rogério Duarte.

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Brazilian journalist based in Los Angeles