Considering the imaginative way in which Angello interprets briefs, it is no surprise that his introduction to design was, as he puts it, “not linear”. Born in Peru and moving to Argentina as a child, the designer explains that “being a migrant always took away space to think about my future.” He didn’t get a real chance to begin experimenting until he was 23 and even then “without really knowing what it was all about”.
Since then he has developed an impressive range of digital skills that mimic analogue techniques like collage, impasto, frottage and scumbling. In his Peaches in Regalia poster, a project inspired by the multi-layered musical compositions of Frank Zappa, Angello uses collage, metaphors and ancient languages to bring to life “little worlds and civilisations” from his imagination. The central organic form of a peach is attended by a curious range of figures and symbols, which are “miniaturised in the style of hieroglyphics”.
Moving on from his recent success through freelance work, Angello would like to withdraw entirely from the design industry and focus his efforts on breaking “the established canons of design”. This has led him to a recent fascination with the world of NFTs: “I don’t mean the cryptocurrency market, but this new world where many rules about beauty in design and functionality have been broken.”