Bicicleta Sem Freio
Bicicleta Sem Freio ("Bicycle Without Brake”) is the internationally acclaimed Brazilian duo of illustrators and muralists, Douglas de Castro and Renato Pereira. They have accomplished in a couple of years what many hope to do in a life time.
Founded in Brazil in 2005 and mostly inspired by rock posters at the beginning, they became internationally famous for their hand-drawn illustrations and large-scale public artworks around the world. Their body of work can be seen in major cities likes London, Berlin, Hong Kong, Miami, Las Vegas, Montreal or Los Angeles (where they painted the largest building ever downtown).
Their sophistication is revealed by the layers of references and ideas they depict, showcasing a slightly ironic pop iconography and an unexpected juxtaposition of tropical provocation & rock’n roll. More than enough to keep your eyes wide open and plenty to mesmerize you without brake!
In addition to their engaging illustrations and provocative murals, they have also collaborated with multiple brands including Nike, NBA, UFC, Converse, and Vans. Other collaborations include creations of gig posters for multiple bands, including Beck, Kings of Leon, and Vampire Weekend.