The traces of Derlons work remind us of traditional woodcut, common in the Northeast of Brazil, and the local story telling comics called ‘cordel’. Even when painting with spray or brush, the result looks like as if he has been using the gouge in wood. With his simplistic black and white characters, Derlon explores the dimensions of architecture and public space, creating well-integrated murals that are in harmony with the surroundings. Derlon (1985), born in Recife (PE), has developed a style of his own that is a combination of Brazilian popular culture, iconography and pop art. He does illustration for magazines, publicity agencies and the fashion industry, and more recently has been designing sceneries for diverse institutes. He has realized several exhibitions throughout Brazil.