1DD: how to positively impact with design
ABREU: “Be a doer, don’t overthink: experience relieves expectation, and the idea alone is just a sigh.”
"Have an idea? Do it. Few things can be more frustrating than wasting a marvelous idea by elaborating it endlessly — or until someone realizes it before you.
My calligraphy teacher Claudio Gil once told me that ‘you can only correct a task you have done’. It is so important to do and fail, and then do it better!
Also if you dream so much of something it becomes utopian — and the realization will possibly not achieve that perfection you’ve desired. That is when the expectation ruins the experience."
Bebel Abreu | Doer at Mandacaru + Bebel Books
Bebel Abreu and her sister Manaira run Mandacaru since 2005, organizig and curating exhibitions such as Pierre Mendell Posters and Macanudismo, as well as the AGI Congress 2014 and the 10th ADG Brazilian Graphic Design Biennial. Mandacaru is the co-organizer of What Design Can Do São Paulo.
Abreu has created Bebel Books, so far with 40 titles on illustration, calligraphy and photography — and a hit: Suruba para colorir had huge media coverage in Brazil and abroad, with 30k copies printed.