Brazilian graphic artist Naíma Almeida makes 3D illustrations using felt. Each of her pieces is made by hundreds of felt pieces that are embedded, overlapping, and glued, one by one.
“I always knew I would work with something creative,” she admitted in an interview with Ape on the Moon. “But for a long time I didn’t know if it would be music, fine arts or design. In fact, I decided to go to college for graphic design after reading in a magazine that a designer was the person who creates book covers and posters.”
“I started college without being very sure what graphic design was but I fell in love right at the beginning,” she went on to say. Inspired by the ’60s and ’70s she adds that she sees design “as a crossroads where creative areas intertwine. I don’t want to try to define the limits between design and art, analog and digital, because I really appreciate the free flow between these areas and different media in search of a satisfying outcome in every project.”
Check out some of her colorful geometric work in the gallery below.