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27 Sep

The story behind the illustration of Gilberto Gil – Let’s run away

From the first moment, the M.Ou.Co. it was born to bring people, music and other arts into dialogue, in a dynamic and very plural conversation. It could not be otherwise, music is, once again, the starting point for new reflections, approaches and horizons and M.Ou.Co. its mission is to be a multidisciplinary space, where various artists can share their vision of a world of sound.
Thus, this first partnership was born with the artwork of Xan, a member of the M.Ou.Co family and an artist in his own name. The drawings that illustrate the rooms and each of the themes that sound them are his.
While working as an architect in Sydney, Xan began making artwork for Haydenshapes, Globe, Monsterchildren, Stab and other surf brands. In its unique style, where the loose creativity of a child and the calm maturity of an adult are mixed, different layers are visible, multiple details that hold and question those who see them. There is an almost wild side to his graphic approaches, but at the same time there is a discipline that makes every detail a work in itself. And at M.Ou.Co. there is an open door to receive and show them.

To learn more about Xan’s work, click here

This and other illustrations printed in handmade serigraphy, made in collaboration with an atelier in the city of Porto called COISA, can be purchased at the Hotel reception.

The base of this illustration is the cover of the promotional vinyl from 1984. It was from him that the inspiration came to put the letters that write the name of Gilberto Gil. The yellow triangle is a tribute to the cover of the Raça Humana album and the old suitcase is synonymous with the fact that it’s time to… escape. Let’s go together?