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Casuarina +100

CompanyDiogo Montes
Lead DesignersDiogo Montes
Design TeamDiogo Montes
CreditsPhotographer: Leo Aversa
Prize(s)Silver in Print / CD, DVD & Record Sleeves, Silver in Print / Print Editorial
Entry Description

Brazilian group Casuarina’s 8th album represents a new phase in the band’s career and points to the future of the samba music genre. To graphically represent this positive moment, I used the plus sign (also present in the album’s name, +100) as its main feature. The graphic elements seem to jump out of the page, alluding to the band’s assertive and optimist new phase. The “+” is the visual and conceptual basis for the entire artwork. Combined with its vibrant colors, it portrays more energy, more happiness, more assuredness, more potential, more samba!


I work as Creative Director, Art Director and Visual Designer for advertising, design and digital agencies. On the side, I focus on creative projects for the arts & culture industry, as well as personal visual arts projects.

I love what I do. I love coming up with innovative ideas, creating visual identities, exploring looks & feels, and I love doing it by being hands-on or by directing a team of diversified talents. My focus on craft and passion for solving visual and conceptual problems naturally led every step of my career. From the very beginning working for award-winning creative shops

Awards and Prize

HOW International Design Awards
American Graphic Design Award
Brazilian Graphic Design Biennial
IDA Design Awards
Shorty Awards
Digiday Awards
Ad Age
The Webby Awards
Dope Awards
Design Licks
Colunistas Brasil Award
Colunistas Rio Award
Best of Rio Festival
Peixe Grande Award
SOS Mata Atlântica by CCSP
Colunistas New Generation