Lego illustration cover

Obrigado lego illustration cover design

Obrigado lego illustration magazine cover design

I was given the great opportunity to illustrate the cover for a magazine that I am a huge fan of. Obrigado is the in-store culture publication for a national chain of very popular Vida e caffe coffee establishments.
The concept I came up with was to create a lego illustration for the cover, as at the time the city was hosting a Lego expo, so the timing was perfect for when the issue would be released.

Magazine cover design brief:

To design a bright colourful cover that reflects summer and is well aligned to the Vida brand, it’s culture, values and is fun with a dash of edgy. See further down the page for my rationale.

Lego illustration magazine cover fold out poster
Poster design
Lego magazine cover illustration
Magazine cover artwork


The Lost World of Obrigado”, as I like to call it,  is a summer island resort or location that was not discovered until it rose up from a Lego baseplate one day. I aimed to create a mystical unchartered Inca (coffee origin) look and feel, while still keeping it bright and cheerful. Why Lego? Because it is one of the most colourful items that came to mind. It was unexpected and quirky. Hey,  Lego people need a getaway too, even if “Everything is awesome” to them. I have included some custom wallpapers at the bottom of this post. Enjoy them. Obrigado!

Lego illustration cover detail
Magazine illustration detail
Lego illustration magazine cover fold out poster