Introducing Raquete to the world
Raquete was the studio I co-founded with Silvio Teixeira, running from 2015 to 2019. We created this self-promotion film to present ourselves, and took the chance to scratch some itches and learn a couple of tricks, all the while badly scuffing our necks. Yeah, those logo helmets were far from ergonomic.
The film refers to our creative process: from the initial seed (pink sphere) to us syncronising ideas (arm wrestling), exploring their potential, nailing it (block breaking), and finally digesting and debriefing (carpet ride).
Featured on AIGA Eye on Design.
SKILLS: Art direction, Film direction, Motion graphics, Illustration, Prop making
DIRECTION, ART DIRECTION: Afonso Gonsalves, Silvio Teixeira
MOTION GRAPHICS, ILLUSTRATION, PROP MAKING: Afonso Gonsalves, Silvio Teixeira
DIRECTION OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Mário Soares, Silvio Teixeira, Afonso Gonsalves
CAMERA: César Passinhas
SOUND DESIGN: Room2
CONSULTING: Daniela da Silva
I'm Afonso ("uh-fun-so" — aka A-fonz or Fonzi), an Art director and Designer based in Amsterdam working across multiple creative disciplines and mediums.