For those unfamiliar with his work, Parra is an Amsterdam-based artist best known for his hand-drawn typography, his awkward character creations and his unique humour. Apart from running the clothing label Rockwell, he designed an exclusive collection for LA’s Stones Throw label.
The new book showcases some of his work on 80 pages and can now be ordered from the Rockwell shop.
Amsterdam’s Parra is known for his unique illustrations, especially his use of color and typography. You have most likely seen his t-shirts for Rockwell and Stones Throw, his cover designs for Rednose Distrikt, or maybe his skateboards.
An underground star in Amsterdam where kids search the streets to tear down his club posters, Parra’s work is treasured by a generation of design fanatics. Living with his painter/sculptor father, he grew up surrounded by colours, oil paint, wood, weird looking pictures & Rubenesque paintings. Almost entirely self taught, Parra’s minimal colour palette, beautiful hand-drawn typography & esoteric character creation are reminiscent of screen printed poster designs of the 1960s & ’70s. –bigactive.com
Well, there is now a small book available with some of his best designs, you can pre-order your copy at Turntable Lab.