Wallpaper* Debuts ‘Born in Brazil’ Issue with Vik Muniz Cover Design

Hot off the presses and just plain hot is the special “Born in Brazil” June issue of Wallpaper*, which will be launched today with a bash at New York’s Espasso, the specialist Brazilian contemporary furniture gallery. Following last year’s “Made in China” issue, “Born in Brazil” was produced with the help of a temporary Wallpaper* HQ in Rio and São Paulo (offices that can’t have been to difficult to staff up with winter-weary Londoners). The magazine makes clear that Brazil has more to offer than beaches and superior flip-flops: think massive offshore oil reserves, the 2014 World Cup, the 2016 Olympics, and of course, the Campana brothers. Wallpaper* set out to create a portrait of a country at a moment of transition and profiled stars including architect Paulo Mendes da Rocha, chef Alex Atala, and musician and actor Seu Jorge. Subscribers can feast their eyes on a special cover (above) designed by artist Vik Muniz. “Brazil is the most exciting country on earth,” says editor-in-chief Tony Chambers, “And Wallpaper* was there, en masse, to capture this extraordinary country at an extraordinary moment of transition.”

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