Parra, para usted

An underground star in Amsterdam where kids search the streets to tear down his club posters, Parra's work is treasured by a generation of design fanatics. Living with his painter/sculptor father, Parra grew up surrounded by colors, oil paint, wood, weird looking pictures and Rubenesque paintings. Almost entirely self taught, his minimal color palette, beautiful hand-drawn typography, and esoteric character creation are reminiscent of screen-printed poster designs of the 1960s and 70s. Taking a select few commercial design jobs per year he devotes the bulk of his output to flyers and posters for friends and admirers, making his work available for everyone to use, keep, or discard as they wish. Parra also co-runs Rockwell, his own clothing label, has his own electro band called LeLe, and regularly exhibits his works around the globe.


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LifestyleJordan Rothacker