Brazilian graphic designer, Naíma Almeida, transforms her two-dimensional illustrations into 3D works of wonder, using primarily hand-cut felt.
Her pieces are a colorful burst of creativity and happiness. “My work is often a graphic and colorful explosion with great care in the details and color relations,” she tells Ape on the Moon. “This can be seen in my big compositions with hundreds of felt pieces embedded, overlapping, and glued, one by one.”
Drawing inspiration from ’60s and ’70s designs, her crafted pieces are carefully planned in advance. “Most of my work starts at the computer drawing and planning what will be hand made,” she explains. “Sometimes the reverse happens, starting manually and then going to the computer.”
“I’ve been working with hand-cut felt for a long time so I guess it’s fair to say that this is one of the main materials I use. But I have expanded this to other materials as well. From materials that require a long time of construction of the piece like hand made tapestries to faster and technological resources like the laser cut of acrylic.”
Check out some of her work below.