—I work mainly with vintage illustrations from old magazine ads and from animal illustrated encyclopedias from the 80's. I have a major interest in vintage advertising and propaganda, and the way it explores icons that have always been so deeply ingrained in the collective unconscious. The illustrations in old animal encyclopedias are just beautiful and have a sort of fantastic attribute that always amuses me.
—I kind of believe that collage is the main artform of postmodernism and that you can identify it in lots of contemporary art, advertising and even in music. Since we have no more modernist avant garde movement to follow, everything is nothing less than a big cut and paste of different sources and references.
Interviewed by notpaper.
Andre Bergamin is a freelance graphic designer based in Porto Alegre, southern Brazil. He graduated in Communication (with emphasis in advertising and propaganda) from Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul and he is finishing a major in Graphic Design at Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos.