Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
José Luiz Benicio, or simply Benicio, is considered one of Brazil's most famous and talented illustrators. Born in 1936 in Rio Pardo - Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil - Benicio began his career at 16, as an apprentice draftsman. He began working in advertising at McCann Erickson in Rio de Janeiro, and has now worked in the business for 60 years, collecting many awards in that time. The works displayed on Kuvva are part of a series of 2,500 pocket book covers released during the 1960's and 70's.