Above NoMade Clothing: behind the design.

Above NoMade Clothing: behind the design.

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The practice of the Italian Graphic Designer Brando Corradini ranges between publications, posters, clothing design, typeface and art direction, creating a work that constantly straddles the line between structured and chaotic.
Although he graduated in Visual Communication at the Rome University of Fine Arts, he considers himself an artist above the rules: "In what I do and in what I am, I always want to be free and far from any rule... At the beginning of my career, I was inspired, above all, by two designers: Benoît Bodhuin and Mirko Borsche."
The latter of the two artists is intimately close to streetwear fashion, designing logos for Highsnobiety, The Face magazine and Balenciaga.
Brando himself is involved in this world, recently creating the environmental friendly streetwear brand NoMade Clothing in collaboration with Damiano Primiceri "born from the combination of creativity, sophisticated graphic systems and innovative 3D printing."
He told us about the structured approach he uses when he begins his projects: “When I start a project, I always start from a cage or a grid composed of margins and columns,” he said.
"I tend to create it and then destroy it. In this way, i combine and look for various typefaces, searching for rare and particular ones that lead me to create new typefaces."
Some results from this approach are the Mhtirogla, a pixel-inspired typeface that also shows signs of textural distortion, and the angular Lil Thug typeface that features a striking diamond circled dot.
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Brando Corradini: NoMade Clothing

“My personal projects are nearly always research and experimentation projects. I pick a topic, research the content, and most of this work happens in the editorial field,” Brando said. For him, there is a clear division between his personal and his commercial projects. He prefers the freedom of creativity that he can express with his personal projects, "In fact, very often I'm told: they don't seem to be made by you, it's kind of like you have a split personality."
Brando told us about a project, "Phillip Windly Kim", commissioned to him by the creative director of the New York-based design studio Sundae School. For an exhibition at the Sylvia Wald & Po Gallery, he was tasked with the theme: “What are you doing at 4:20pm?” Having carte blanche for this project, he decided to use a combination of 3D techniques along with some of his own typefaces: The already mentioned Lil Thug and the Shawty typefaces. "At the center of the poster there is an image of a bubble that ideally represents myself, when I create and isolate myself from the world around me." 
"My desire is to create something that you don't see around" Brando said. From undertaking his own brand to his experimental posters utilizing digital elements, Brando still seems to be experimenting with the tools at his disposal. He joked: "It's about always improving myself to be remembered and recognized around the world, and maybe have a Wikipedia page."
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