Rafael Grampá’s Dark Noir Premieres at MADE

The Brazilian artist’s dream of bringing his cartoons to life are realized with this 3D animated short

Advertorial content: For the debut of Brazilian illustrator Rafael Grampá’s 3D animated short with #NextFrame, Absolut toasted the artist’s success with a private screening of the film, “Dark Noir.” Fittingly, the premiere took place at the brand’s Berlin-based creative space, MADE studios, which also served as Grampá’s headquarters while putting the finishing touches on the project. The much-anticipated screening marked both the end of a …

Interview: Rafael Grampá

The award-winning Brazilian cartoonist on breaking new creative ground—partnering with UK studio Red Knuckles to bring his characters to 3D life

Advertorial content: In the world of comic books, it’s nearly impossible for an outsider to rise out of anonymity. However, that’s just what Brazilian cartoonist Rafael Grampá did in 2008 when he debuted his original series “Mesmo Delivery” in the United States. Characterized by bold colors, brazen lines and saturated panels, Grampá’s genre-defying style earned him overnight recognition as an artist and a storyteller of …

Absolut Elyx

Sweden's new premier export embodies the legendary vodka brand's extensive heritage and progressive attitude

Over the past decade, Absolut became more synonymous with college parties and dance club bottle service than with its artistically-inclined, sustainably-minded Swedish roots. This shift in reputation is undoubtedly a repercussion of its ubiquitous worldwide popularity, which reached a fever pitch when Absolut became the discerning bartender’s vodkaif not spiritof choice in the late ’80s and remained so throughout the ’90s, shortly after it was …